diazepam belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazepines. This helps in the treatment of anxiety, muscle spasms and convulsions (fits).
Both adults and children can take this tablets before an operation to help with relaxation and to cause sleepiness.
Do not drink alcohol while you are taking this tablets. Alcohol may increase the sedative effects of this tablets and make you very sleepy.
Grapefruit juice may increase the amount of diazepam in your blood. If you are elderly, suffer from cirrhosis or any of the conditions listed in section 2, this could possibly increase the sedative effects of this tablets and you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Driving and using machines
Diazepam 10mg tablets can make you sleepy, forgetful, have poor coordination along with other side effects that can affect everyday activities (see Possible side effects). You should not drive, operate machinery or take part in such activities where, if affected, you could put yourself or others at risk.
Diazepam tablets contain lactose (a type of sugar). If you have been told that you have intolerance to some sugars contact your doctor before taking this medicine.