Diazepam suppository is sold under the brand Valium. It is an FDA-approved drug therapy commonly used to treat disorders of the central nervous system such as epilepsy, muscle spasm, and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Diazepam is manufactured as an oral, nasal, parenteral, or rectal gel, but you can only get the medication through a prescription.
What is Pelvic Muscle Spasm?
Pelvic muscle spasm does not appear on conventional tests such as blood tests or ultrasound tests. Rather, it’s a severe stabbing pain that can come on suddenly.
These muscle spasms are caused by pelvic floor dysfunction and cause pain around the vagina area, lower back, lower abdomen, or the bowel.
The muscle tightness can be relieved by using a heat pack. However, chronic pelvic muscle spasm requires medical attention.
How To Use Vaginal Diazepam Suppository For Pelvic Pain
Vaginal diazepam suppositories are prescribed for relief from pelvic muscle spasms. They are mainly used for patients undergoing other treatments to manage pain or other contributing illnesses.
These drugs are used for bad flares up and are not meant for regular use. They can help to curb painful episodes that occur at night.
Vaginal diazepam suppository comes in pill form and can be inserted either intravaginally or up the bowels.
To use diazepam vaginal suppositories:
- Ensure that your hands are clean.
- Take the packaging off the medication.
- Use some water or vaginal lubricant to push the medicine high up past the anal sphincter, the tight muscles at the opening of your bowels.
- If inserting vaginally, push up as high as your fingers will go.
- Ensure that you have emptied your bowels beforehand. Do not insert the medication intravaginally if you are on your periods.
How to Administer Rectal Diazepam for Seizures
Diazepam rectal gel may be prescribed to relieve symptoms for patients who experience status epilepticus, where they get more than one seizure within a 5-minute window or an episode that lasts longer than five minutes.
Diazepam rectal gel for seizures should be administered by a trained caregiver. Always follow all recommendations and dosage guidelines from your doctor or pharmacy.
At Fort Worth Pharmacy, we give you diazepam suppositories with the correct dosage in a syringe. The syringe is then set in the ready position.
The syringe will bear a green band with the word “ready” written on it. Generally, the dosage information is also displayed on the side window of the syringe.
Before taking your medicine home, check the syringe tip for cracks and size. Children’s syringes would be smaller in size.
Depending on the severity of the seizures, you may receive a second dose that should be taken 4 to 12 hours after the first dose.
Monitor your symptoms immediately after taking diazepam suppositories. If the treatment does not work after about 15 minutes and the seizures continue, contact your doctor immediately.
Potential Side-Effects of Rectal Diazepam
Diazepam is a strong drug and can have adverse effects on your health if misused. Some of the most common side-effects include:
Diazepam should not be used if you are operating machinery or driving as it can cause drowsiness and dizziness.
2. Loss of Effectiveness
Additionally, diazepam becomes less effective if used continuously. Ideally, the patient should keep taking their seizure medication even when using diazepam.
Healthcare professionals caution against using the drug more than once within five days or more than five times within a month.
In people with a history of substance dependence, diazepam can cause addiction. Only use the recommended doses as per your doctor’s prescription.
4. Mood Changes
In rare cases, diazepam suppositories can cause mental disorders such as anxiety, hallucinations, and sleep loss. Call your healthcare professional immediately if you experience any mood changes after taking the drugs.
Who Should Not Use Diazepam?
Diazepam may increase the risk of adverse effects in women who are breast feeding. Additionally, the drug is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
For children younger than two years, there still aren’t enough clinical trials on any effects of the use of Diazepam. Liaise with your child’s doctor for treat meant options, especially if they are using other drugs to treat epilepsy.
For infants younger than six months, diazepam should not be administered.
Additionally, older adults, 60 years of age and above, should use diazepam as sparingly as possible and in lighter doses.
You can ask your doctor to prescribe your dosage requirement, and Fort Worth Pharmacy will compound your diazepam medication according to your unique needs.
Other Ways To Manage Chronic Pelvic Pain
Diazepam can elevate the risks of life-threatening health conditions, especially with certain medicines. Additionally, overuse can lead to withdrawal symptoms from physical dependence on the prescribed muscle relaxants.
You can minimize or completely eliminate your use of diazepam in several ways:
1. Physical Therapy
A pelvic physiotherapist can help you manage chronic pelvic floor pain through exercise, and changes in lifestyle, among others. These specialists work with women, men, and children.
2. Herbal Products
Various factors can cause pelvic pain, including childbirth, STIs, or Hernia, among others. Getting a diagnosis can help you choose a herbal pain relief plan.
3. Dietary Supplements
Certain supplements can help to reduce inflammation and relieve pelvic pain.
Medication can be challenging to take on a daily basis, especially if there are other extenuating conditions. Children may find it difficult to swallow tablets and prefer a soluble form of the drug.
Additionally, some allergens to certain dyes and inactive ingredients such as soy and casein that are used in commercially produced medicine can add unwanted side effects to an already struggling immune system.
Compounding your drugs can help you overcome these obstacles by replacing the allergens with a safe alternative.
At Fort Worth Pharmacy, we compound your diazepam subscription to suit your specific medical needs. Reach out to us today for more information on compounded medication and prescriptions. Give us a call on 817-361-9960 or visit our pharmacy at 7833 Oakmont Blvd STE 120 Fort Worth, TX 76132