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Why can't you use diazepam (valium) for muscle relaxation?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
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In brief: You can

Valium, a benzodiazepine class drug, was one of the first effective muscle relaxants utilized.
Unfortunately it is over-utilized. Better, less-sedating and less-addictive drugs are now available. Valium leads to dependence, depression and other mood disorders. It's effects are greatly increased when taking alcohol or opioids, such as vicodin (another over-utilized drug).

In brief: You can

Valium, a benzodiazepine class drug, was one of the first effective muscle relaxants utilized.
Unfortunately it is over-utilized. Better, less-sedating and less-addictive drugs are now available. Valium leads to dependence, depression and other mood disorders. It's effects are greatly increased when taking alcohol or opioids, such as vicodin (another over-utilized drug).
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