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What are the adverse effects of diazepam?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diazepam: Drowsiness, fatigue, constipation, ataxia (loss of balance).
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Slower reaction time, acting drunk, appearing droopy -eyed, making it hard to drive or dangerous to operate machinery, increased falls and fractures, especially in the elderly, oversedation, potential for addiction and risk of falling asleep behind the wheel. Dosed correctly it can calm physical as well as psychological tension.
Aug 18, 2013
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Diazepam: Sedation, can worsen depression, cognitive deficits, potential addiction.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali commented
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Also ataxia.
Aug 20, 2013

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