Diazepam (Orion) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) diazepam. On this page you will find out more about Diazepam (Orion), 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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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.
Information for medicine and pack size:
Diazepam (Orion) 1 mg/mL oral liquid solution, 100 mL
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
INDICATIONS AS AT 30 SEPTEMBER 2003: Diazepam is indicated in the management of anxiety disorders and for the short term relief of the symptoms of anxiety. Diazepam is a useful adjunct for the relief of reflux muscle spasm due to local trauma (injury, inflammation) to muscles, bones and joints. It is also indicated in the management of cerebral spasiticity due to upper motor neuron lesions such as cerebral palsy and paraplegia, and spasticity in athetosis and stiff man syndrome. In acute alcohol withdrawal, diazepam may be useful in the symptomatic relief of acute agitation, tremor, impending or acute delirium tremens and hallucinosis.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Clear, colourless, slightly viscous liquid|
|Dosage Form||Oral Liquid, solution|
|Route of administration||Oral|
100mL: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light|
|Life time||2 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 February 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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