Valpam is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) diazepam. On this page you will find out more about Valpam, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has a recall notice on this product.
Valpam 5 - 5 mg Tablets
Batches: All Batches
Recall Action Commencement Date: 9 June 2017
TGA Recall Reference: RC-2017-RN-00753-1
AUST R Number: 80811
Reason: A tampering issue has occurred where blisters of another medication have been found in one batch (CJ860) of Valpam 5 tablets.
Further information on this recall can be found at http://apps.tga.gov.au/PROD/SARA/arn-detail.aspx?k=RC-2017-RN-00753-1
Active ingredient in this medicine: diazepam
Over 65 years of age?
If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Valpam 5 mg uncoated tablet, 50
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Management of anxiety disorders or for the short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety or tension associated with the stress of everyday life usually does not require treatment with an anxiolytic. In acute alcohol withdrawal, diazepam may be useful in the symptomatic relief of acute agitation, tremor, impending or acute delirium tremens and hallucinosis. Diazepam is a useful adjunct for the relief of reflex muscle spasm due to local trauma (injury, inflammation) to muscles, bones and joints. It can also be used to combat spasticity due to upper motor neuron lesions such as cerebral palsy and paraplegia, as well as in athetosis and stiff-man syndrome.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Round, flat, bevel edged, light yellow tablet, engraved with 'DZ' break line '5' on one side and plain on the other side.|
|Dosage Form||Tablet, uncoated|
|Route of administration||Oral|
100 Tablets, hospital use only: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
200 Tablets, hospital use only: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
30 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
50 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
60 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
90 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light|
|Life time||3 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 April 2018
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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