Monday, October 1, 2007

Valium - drug used to sedate dental patients

Dentists can use a number of medications to sedate their patients, and many patients assume sedations dentistry means they will be asleep during the procedure. That is usually not the case. Some the most commonly used drugs to sedate dental patients are triazolam, Valium (diazepam), lorazepam (Ativan) zaleoplon (Sonata) and hydroxyzine (Vistaril).
All of these medications have been proven to be safe and effective. Since all of these drugs work in different ways and last for different amounts of time, your cosmetic surgeon will discuss the differences with you and decide which drug is most appropriate for the dental work you are having done that day. Triazolam is the most popular choice because it actually has an amnesiac effect, and patients rarely remember what even happened at their appointment. This drug is especially effective for patients who are afraid of the dentist.
Some of these medications make the patient drowsy enough that he/she will sleep through the procedure. Sometimes the sedative/analgesic is given in pill form and sometimes it is administered intravenously. For obvious reasons, being sedated before their dental procedures are not have someone with them to drive them home from the dentist's office.
Sedation dentistry is not for everyone, but for those who have been avoiding getting their teeth fixed due to fear of the dentist, sedation dentistry is the solution they've been looking for.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Valium is inicated for the treatment of anxiety disorders and for short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety. It belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines.

Valium is also used to relieve the symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal, to relax muscles, to relieve the uncontrolled muscle movements caused by cerebral palsy and paralysis of the lower body and limbs, to control involuntary movement of the hands (athetosis), to relax tight, aching muscles, and, along with other medications, to treat convulsive disorders such as epilepsy.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Valium seized

Nigeria's Gusau State police arrested three suspected narcotic drug dealers, seizing about 4, 000 tablets of Valium, according to news reaching here on Tuesday.
Lawal Abdullahi, the state Police Command's spokesman, briefed the local media of the arrest on Monday in Gusau.
He said the suspects were apprehended on Sunday around the downtown area of the state's capital Gusau metropolitan following a tip-off.
The police spokesman said as soon as the police completed the investigations, the suspects would be handed over to the NDLEA for prosecution.

Monday, August 27, 2007


Valium, the tranquilizer that sent former national security adviser Robert C. McFarlane to the hospital last week, never seems to stray far from the public limelight.
To critics, Valium epitomizes the self-defeating "pill for every ill" mentality. To others, including millions who use the drug at least occasionally, it's a medicinal marvel, a way of coping with illness, pain and stress.
To both, it has become a metaphor for Americans in the age of anxiety.
"Valium seems to get mentioned in every Woody Allen movie and every Neil Simon play," said John T. Doorley, director of corporate ...