Diazepam, a benzodiazepine derivative, is an anxiolytic agent that reduces neuronal depolarization resulting in decreased action potentials. It enhances the action of gamma-amino butyric acid by tightly binding to A-type GABA receptors, thus opening the membrane channels and allowing the entry of chloride ions. It is also used as a muscle relaxant, procedural sedation agent, and sedative-hypnotic agent to treat withdrawal states (ie, ethanol), along with other conditions (seizures). Diazepam is metabolized to several metabolites in the liver including temazepam, oxazepam, and nordiazepam (desmethyldiazepam) and the clearance of the drug is reduced considerably in the elderly and in patients with hepatic disease.
No special preparation is needed for Diazepam. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Diazepam. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||200 - 2500ng/ml|