Valium Side Effects

The documented risks of these drugs are provided so the public can make informed, educated decisions. Valium is a benzodiazepine (antianxety drug). The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration warns that benzodiazepines can bring about hostility, as well as physical dependence. Valium is also known as Cercine, Diastat, Diazem, Diazepam, Ducene, Hexalid, Horizon, Nordiazepam, Saromet.

Valium Drug Warnings:

There have been 2 drug regulatory agency warnings from two countries (United Kingdom and Australia). These include the following (note that some warnings cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of warnings):

1 warning on Valium causing excessive sedation, decreased attention, amnesia, drug dependence, withdrawal and convulsions
1 warning on Valium causing nightmares

Valium Drug Studies:

There have been 5 studies in three countries (United States, Denmark and Sweden). These include the following (note that some studies cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of studies):

1 study on Valium causing drug abuse
1 study on Valium causing violence
1 study on Valium causing suicide risk
1 study on Valium causing risk of traffic accidents

Adverse Reaction Reports Filed with the US FDA: There have been 3,139 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA in connection with Valium.

The FDA estimates that less than 1% of all serious events are ever reported to it, so the actual number of side effects occurring are most certainly higher.

  • 441 cases of completed suicides
  • 393 cases of cardiac arrest
  • 393 cases of respiratory arrest
  • 302 cases of death
  • 214 cases of overdose
  • 203 cases of drug toxicity
  • 177 cases of drug abuse
  • 169 cases of cardio-respiratory arrest
  • 141 cases of multiple drug overdose
  • 119 cases of somnolence (sleepiness)

Documented Side Effects of Valium:
Source: Physicians Desk Reference, National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, and/or the drug label.

Blurred vision
Difficulty breathing or swallowing

Irregular heartbeat
Loss of muscle coordination
Low blood pressure
Muscle weakness

Persistent tremor or inability to sit still
Severe skin rash
Shuffling walk
Yellowing of the skin/eyes

Note: Side effects of psychiatric drugs can persist for months, if not years, after stopping them.
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This brochure is a simple guide that documents the dangerous and deadly side effects of the drugs prescribed to millions of men, women and children diagnosed with bogus mental disorders.


Please note: No one should attempt to get off of psychiatric drugs without doctor’s supervision. To help find medical practitioners in your area, click here