Do not take Diazepam-GA if the expiry date (Exp.) printed on the pack has passed.
All medicines have benefits and risks. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking Diazepam-GA against the benefits they expect it will have for you.
Do not suddenly stop taking Diazepam-GA if you suffer from epilepsy. Suddenly stopping this medicine may make your epilepsy worse.
l your doctor if you are allergic to any other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives.
Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose you missed.
You are over optimum weight for your height. You may be facing health problems, so losing some weight would be a good idea.
The use of benzodiazepines may lead to dependence on the medicine.
This leaflet was prepared in July 2009.
Published by MIMS September 2009.
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Diazepam-GA 5 mg tablets are round yellow tablets marked DZ/5 on one side and the Arrow symbol on the other.
It does not contain all of the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not give Diazepam-GA to anyone else, even if they have the same condition as you.
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If you have not told your doctor about any of the above, l them before you start taking Diazepam-GA.
If you become pregnant while taking Diazepam-GA, l your doctor.
If you take too much Diazepam-GA, you may feel drowsy, tired, weak, confused or dizzy or become unconscious.
l your doctor if you have, or have had, any medical conditions, especially the following:
Do not stop taking Diazepam-GA, or lower the dose, without checking with your doctor. Stopping Diazepam-GA suddenly may cause some unwanted effects.
Be careful when drinking alcohol while taking Diazepam-GA. Combining Diazepam-GA and alcohol can make you more drowsy or dizzy. Your doctor may suggest you avoid alcohol while being treated with Diazepam-GA.
Do not take Diazepam-GA if the packaging shows signs of tampering or the tablets do not look quite right.
Your doctor may want you to gradually reduce the amount of Diazepam-GA you are taking before stopping compley.
You may have an increased chance of getting side effects if you are elderly, unwell or taking other medicines.
Keep Diazepam-GA where children cannot reach it. A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half metres above the ground is a good place to store medicines.
You are over optimum weight for your height. You may be facing health risks, so see your doctor to help you achieve a healthier weight.
Swallow the tablets with a glass of water.
Some medicines may be affected by Diazepam-GA, or may affect how well it works. These include:
l your doctor immediay or go to Accident and Emergency at the nearest hospital if you notice any of the following:
Diazepam-GA is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Before starting any new medicine, l your doctor or pharmacist that you are taking Diazepam-GA.
Keep this leaflet with your medicine. You may need to read it again.
Do not use Diazepam-GA to treat any other conditions unless your doctor ls you to.
Otherwise, take the missed dose as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking your tablets as you would normally.
Your doctor will l you how many tablets you need to take each day and when to take them.
The tablets are gluten free.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.
Keep your tablets in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 30°C. Protect from light.
Immediay ephone your doctor, or the Poisons Information Centre (ephone 13 11 26), or go to Accident and Emergency at the nearest hospital, if you think you or anyone else may have taken too much Diazepam-GA. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning. You may need urgent medical attention.
Do not take Diazepam-GA if you are allergic to:
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If you are not sure what to do, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The tablets also contain:
l your doctor if you are breastfeeding or wish to breastfeed. Diazepam-GA passes into breast milk and may cause drowsiness and/or feeding difficulties in the baby. Your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of taking Diazepam-GA when breastfeeding.
Diazepam-GA belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazepines. These medicines are thought to work by acting on brain chemicals.
Diazepam-GA is used to:
Your doctor can l you what to do if you are taking any of these medicines.
Do not take Diazepam-GA for longer than your doctor has prescribed. Diazepam-GA should be taken for short periods only (for example 2 to 4 weeks) unless advised by your doctor.
l your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking Diazepam-GA. Like all other medicines, Diazepam-GA may have unwanted side effects in some people. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical treatment if you get some of the side effects.
l your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of taking Diazepam-GA during pregnancy.
Do not store Diazepam-GA or any other medicine in the bathroom or near a sink.
Do not give Diazepam-GA to children less than six months old.
If you are not sure whether you are taking any of these medicines, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
If your doctor ls you to stop taking Diazepam-GA, or your tablets have passed their expiry date, ask your pharmacist what to do with any that are left over.
Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects. You may not experience any of them.
l your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, including any that you buy without a prescription from a pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
You have a healthy weight for your height.
If you plan to have surgery, including dental surgery, l your doctor or dentist that you are taking Diazepam-GA.
This leaflet answers some common questions about Diazepam-GA.
Take Diazepam-GA only for as long as your doctor recommends. Usually, Diazepam-GA should be taken for short periods only (for example 2 to 4 weeks). Continuous long-term use is not recommended unless advised by your doctor.
Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. l your doctor if you notice anything that is making you feel unwell.
If you need a thyroid function test, l your doctor that you are taking Diazepam-GA. Diazepam-GA may affect the results of this test.
If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be careful if you are elderly, unwell or taking other medicines. Some people may experience side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, confusion or unsteadiness, which may increase the risk of a fall.
The active ingredient in Diazepam-GA is diazepam.
Do not take Diazepam-GA if you have:
Each pack contains 50 tablets.
The use of benzodiazepines such as Diazepam-GA, may lead to dependence on the medicine.
In general, benzodiazepines such as Diazepam-GA should be taken for short periods only (around 2 to 4 weeks). Continuous long-term use is not recommended unless advised by your doctor.
Follow all directions given to you by your doctor and pharmacist carefully.
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l all the doctors, dentists and pharmacists who are treating you that you are taking Diazepam-GA.
Visit your doctor regularly so they can check on your progress. You may need to have tests to check your blood and liver.
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l your doctor if you notice any of the following and they worry you:
The dose varies from patient to patient depending on the condition you are being treated for.
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Your doctor may have prescribed Diazepam-GA for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Diazepam-GA has been prescribed for you.
You are under optimum weight for your height. Being underweight can carry health risks for both men and women. Check with your doctor or dietitian to find out if your current weight is healthy for you.
Do not leave Diazepam-GA in the car or on window sills. Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.
Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how Diazepam-GA affects you. Diazepam-GA may cause drowsiness, dizziness or poor concentration in some people. If any of these occur, do not drive, operate machinery or do anything else that could be dangerous.
If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when you are meant to.
Your doctor and pharmacist have more information on medicines to be careful with or avoid while taking Diazepam-GA.
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