A recent survey reported that the Covid-19 global pandemic has caused an 8.1% increase in psychological distress in the UK population. This increase from 20.8% of the adult population in 2017 to 29.5% in 2020 is the biggest recorded increase in post war Britain. Depression, anxiety, restlessness and feelings of being overwhelmed are the symptoms associated with psychological distress, fortunately enough these conditions are treatable with a course of Valium.
Valium otherwise known as Diazepam belongs to the class of medicines called benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines are the popular anti-anxiety and sleep aid medications that were first introduced to the UK market in the 1960’s. Benzodiazepines were marketed as an alternative to the first wave of anti-anxiety and sleep aid medications called barbiturates. Although Barbiturates were seen as an effective treatment for both these conditions, they were considered inferior to benzodiazepines in terms of their levels of toxicity, the long half-life (the time it takes the medication to exit the body) and the high risk of dependency.
One of the main advantages of Benzodiazepines is their ability to treat a number of different conditions, from any form of anxiety and stress to seizures, spasms and Insomnia. They are also considered safer as tolerance to these medications develops more slowly, the likelihood for abuse is also reduced when compared to barbiturates and other sleep aid medication.
If you are suffering from anxiety or stress due to work or a traumatic event, or if you are having problems sleeping due to stress or anxious thoughts, you may be interested to learn about how Valium can help! This medication is available without the need for a doctor’s prescription or an online evaluation.
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The researcher Leo Sternbach of the pharmaceutical company Hoffman-La Roche is credited with first synthesizing the class of medicines known as benzodiazepines including Valium. Originally patented in 1959 the medication became readily available in the UK in 1963 when it quickly established itself as the go to treatment for anxiety, seizures and insomnia. Diazepam is the main active ingredient in Valium and when the patent expired in 1985 hundreds of pharmaceutical companies started to produce generic versions of Valium and Diazepam as we now know it, was born.
The popularity of this medication is highlighted by the fact that over 500 generic brands of Valium have become available on the international market since the expiry of the patent. Generic medication is a drug that has the exact same dosage form, strength, quality, route of administration and performance characteristics as the brand name medication. Where generic medication differs from brand name medication is in the price. Companies that produce generic medication avoid the expensive research and development costs associated with bringing a medication to the market and are therefore able to manufacture the same medication at a fraction of the cost.
This medication works by targeting and increasing levels of the neurotransmitter Gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA). GABA is a naturally occurring chemical in the brain that produces a calming effect and is our bodies natural defense mechanism to help us deal with stressful situations. Valium binds with the GABA receptors and works by reducing the activity of the neurons it binds with. By specifically targeting these neurotransmitters in the central nervous system a sense of calmness and wellbeing is achieved.
It is worth noting that without GABA naturally occurring in our bodies conditions like anxiety, insomnia, muscle seizures and spasms would be much more common than they are today. Less common conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and cognitive impairment would also become more prevalent.
Benzodiazepines are renowned for their long duration time and ability to treat a multitude of conditions. This is due to the anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, muscle relaxing and sedative properties that these medicines provide. These properties make the medication suitable for patients suffering from anxiety, including GAD (generalized anxiety disorder), OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
As well as being an effective treatment for anxiety this medication is also used to treat panic disorders, muscle spasms, restless leg syndrome, seizures, Insomnia as well as alcohol and opiate withdrawal. Because this medication works to promote a feeling of calm in the body and mind it is also suitable for the treatment of phobias such as a fear of flying or vertigo.
This medication should only be taken after consultation with a medical professional or to treat a diagnosed preexisting condition.
Depending on the condition being treated the Valium dosage will differ. This medication comes in a tablet form as well as a liquid rectal solution which are generally available in three strengths – 2 mg, 5 mg or Valium 10 mg.
The standard dosages are as follows:
It is not recommended to use this medication for longer than 28 days or 4 weeks. As this medication can make you feel drowsy driving, using tools or operating heavy machinery is not recommended. Because this medication works on the body in a similar way to alcohol (to slow down the central nervous system) the pair should not be used together. Using this medication with alcohol can reduce the heart rate to extremely low levels.
For more detailed dosage instructions, you are advised to read the patient information leaflet that comes with the medication. If your medication came without a patient insert, or if you have lost your copy, a more detailed guide can be found on our Diazepam information page.
Just like other medications, there are benefits as well as some draw backs. In the case of this medication however, the benefits far outweigh any possible side effects. While mild in nature it is still advisable for you to know about the possible side effects and how to avoid them.
Some possible side effects may include:
Patients are recommended to consult with a medical professional before taking this medication if they have:
By following the usage and dosage instructions in the product information leaflet patients are able to minimise the risk of experiencing side effects. It is not recommended to take this medication if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Do not take Valium with any other medication without first consulting with a medical professional. Mixing medications can increase the risk of serious side effects or contraindications.
When you order medication online patients can expect discounts, door to door delivery and total discretion. As online pharmacies do not have the overheads that traditional pharmacies and chemists have, they are able to sell the medication at unbeatable prices. Online pharmacies also take the stress out of getting your medication, no prescription is required, they do not contact your GP and all orders are delivered to the address specified on check out.
Orders are packed in plain padded envelopes and delivery is quick and discreet, 2 - 4 working days depending on your exact location within the UK. Customers in the EU can also access these services with delivery taking on average 5 - 7 working days depending on the country of destination. For total peace of mind, a dedicated customer support team is available 24/7 to assist with any inquiries.
As outlined above, there are now hundreds of generic Valium products that all contain the calming ingredient diazepam and thankfully it is now possible to buy diazepam at our UK based online pharmacy without the need for a prescription!
To make sure customers always have access to a selection and can get the best value for money, we sell both generic versions and branded EU and UK diazepam products.
Disclaimer: While 100% accurate, the information in this article was not published to replace advice from a medical expert. Due to the habit-forming properties of this medication, it should be used exactly as outlined in the patient information leaflet. If you, or someone you know is struggling with addiction to this medication we advise you/they visit UK Rehab to speak with a counsellor for free. If you are experiencing any unwanted side effects it is advised that you seek urgent medical attention at your nearest A & E.
ADDED: 15th March 2021