Theory[edit | edit source]
Evidence[edit | edit source]
Risks and safety[edit | edit source]
Misuse of diazepam carries a serious risk of addiction, overdose, and death.
Side effects include:
- Blurred vision
- Urinary retention
- Skin rashes
- Hypotension (low blood pressure)
Costs and availability[edit | edit source]
Perscription only. Widely available but may be restricted due to the high risk of addiction and substance abuse.
See also[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- Diazepam - drugs.com
References[edit | edit source]
- "Diazepam". drugs.com. Retrieved Feb 20, 2021.
- Carruthers, Bruce M.; Jain, Anil Kumar; De Meirleir, Kenny L.; Peterson, Daniel L.; Klimas, Nancy G.; Lerner, A. Martin; Bested, Alison C.; Flor-Henry, Pierre; Joshi, Pradip; Powles, A C Peter; Sherkey, Jeffrey A.; van de Sande, Marjorie I. (2003), "Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Clinical Working Case Definition, Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols" (PDF), Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 11 (2): 7-115, doi:10.1300/J092v11n01_02
adverse reaction - Any unintended or unwanted response to the treatment under investigation in a clinical trial.
chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue (idiopathic chronic fatigue) without additional symptoms. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.