|Chemical name: Diazepam
Brand name: Valium
Typical dosage: 5mg
Typical type: Tablet1
Diazepam is a medication used to treat many different conditions including anxiety and muscle spasms. Diazepam is available as a brand name or generic drug, and it comes as an oral liquid and oral tablet.
Diazepam is a medication used to treat a variety of conditions including anxiety, muscle spasms, alcohol withdrawal symptoms and seizures. The brand name equivalent of Diazepam is called Valium.
Diazepam is usually taken as needed for symptoms or can be taken multiple times daily on a schedule.
Diazepam is a benzodiazepine medication that works in the brain to help you relax and relieve symptoms related to the above conditions. Common side effects include fatigue, sleepiness and muscle weakness.
Yes! 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans cover Diazepam.1
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Diazepam.
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Your copay and deductible costs for any prescription drug can vary depending on what coverage stage you’re in.
|Deductible stage||Typical copay stage|
|Your deductible is the amount of money you must spend on covered drugs before your Medicare drug coverage starts paying its share of costs.
In the deductible stage, you’re responsible for the full cost of your prescription drugs.
Some Medicare prescription drug plans have a $0 deductible. Medicare drug plans cannot have a deductible more than $415 in 2019.
|After you meet your Part D deductible, you enter the initial coverage period.
During this phase (the typical copay stage), you pay a copayment (flat fee) or coinsurance (percentage) for your covered medications.
|$2– $12||Free – $12|
Your doctor will tell you the best way to take Diazepam based on what condition you are treating.
Diazepam can cause upset stomach in some people who take it. Taking it with food usually helps this symptom.
Diazepam and other benzodiazepines should not be used with opioid pain medications like Norco or Percocet. Side effects can include breathing problems and even death.
If you are taking diazepam with an opioid pain medication, get help immediately if you feel extremely dizzy or sleepy, if you have trouble breathing or if you pass out.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.
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1 GoodRx. Diazepam. Retrieved Sep. 2019, from www.goodrx.com/diazepam.
2 Jacobson, Gretchen; et al. A Dozen Facts About Medicare Advantage. (Nov. 13, 2018). Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/a-dozen-facts-about-medicare-advantage.
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