Diazepam is a drug of the benzodiazepine class that is used clinically for its anxiolytic, muscle relaxant, hypnotic, appetite stimulant, and anticonvulsant activities. Diazepam is rapidly absorbed following oral administration. Peak plasma levels occur within 30 minutes to 2 hours after oral dosing. The drug is slowly (slower than oral) and incompletely absorbed following IM administration.
Caution: Diazepam should never be combined with depressants such as opiates, barbiturates, gabapentinoids, alcohol or other GABAergic substances---which can cause death.
Storage/Stability: All diazepam products should be stored at room temperature (15°-30°C). The injection should be kept from freezing and protected from light. The oral dosage forms (tablets/capsules) should be stored in tight containers and protected from light. Because diazepam may adsorb to plastic, it should not be stored drawn up into plastic syringes.