This leaflet is about the use of diazepam for painful muscle spasm and Your doctor will work out the amount of diazepam (the dose) that is.
For example, imagine that you usually give diazepam to your child at about 8 am and 8 pm. If you forget to give the morning dose but remember before 4 pm (i.e. 4 hours before the evening dose is due), give them the morning dose and give them the evening dose at 8 pm, as usual. But if you remember the morning dose after 4 pm, give that missed dose when you remember, but do not give the usual evening dose. Return to your normal dosing routine in the morning.
It can be dangerous to give too much diazepam.If you think you may have given your child too much diazepam, contact your doctor or take your child to hospital straight away.
There may, sometimes, be other side-effects that are not listed above.