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Valuim is a common misspelling of Valium (diazepam).

What is Valium (Valuim)?

Valium (Valuim) belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect. It works by slowing down the movement of chemicals in the brain. This results in a reduction in nervous tension (anxiety) and muscle spasm, and also causes sedation.

Valium (Valuim) is used to treat anxiety disorders and for short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety. Valium (Valuim) may also be used to treat agitation, shakiness, and hallucinations during alcohol withdrawal.

Valium (Valuim) is also used 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.

Valium (Valuim) side effects may include drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, constipation, blurred vision, or headache.

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