What are the effects of taking expired diazepam?
Diazepam is a prescription drug used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and seizures. It’s also sometimes used as a sedative before surgery.
Diazepam can be found in many forms: tablets, capsules, and liquid suspension. Diazepam should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor, but you should know that there are some side effects associated with this drug.
Common Side Effects
The most common side effects of diazepam include drowsiness, weakness, fatigue, muscle pain or weakness, headache, memory problems (confusion), dizziness, double vision (diplopia), nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite and dry mouth.
If you are taking diazepam for anxiety or insomnia, take it at bedtime since it can make you fall asleep more easily. If you have been taking diazepam for a long time and suddenly stop taking it abruptly or skip doses often enough that you don’t take enough of the drug over time (tolerance), your body will go into withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop all at once. These withdrawal symptoms include irritability, sweating and seizures which may require hospitalization if they are severe enough to cause other health problems like heart complications from rapid palpitation.
How long is diazepam good for after the expiration date?
When you purchase diazepam from your local pharmacy or online, it should have an expiration date printed on the label. If you find yourself with extra pills after this date has passed, then there are no immediate health risks associated with using them. If you have any concerns, it’s best to consult with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine that has expired.
Diazepam tablets come in various strengths, including 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg and 20 mg. The shelf life of these tablets can be anywhere from two years to four years after the date of manufacture.
The expiration date on a Diazepam tablet refers to how long the drug will retain its correct dosage strength after being opened. It does not refer to how long it will remain safe for consumption or effective for treating any particular condition.
If you have concerns about the safety or effectiveness of your Diazepam tablets after their expiration date has passed, talk with your pharmacist or doctor about whether they should be disposed of properly or whether they can still be used safely without issue.
Does diazepam have a shelf life?
Diazepam has a shelf life of 24 months. Diazepam, also known as Valium, is a prescription medication used to treat anxiety and other disorders. Diazepam is a benzodiazepine, which means it’s part of the class of drugs that can cause drowsiness, dizziness and memory problems.
Diazepam is available in tablets and capsules. The usual dose for adults is 2 to 10 mg per day in two divided doses. It’s also available as an oral solution (liquid) or injection.
Diazepam must be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat in its original container only. Do not use after the expiration date printed on the label or if it has been frozen or damaged in any way.