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Diastat Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is diazepam rectal (Diastat)?
- What are the possible side effects of diazepam rectal (Diastat)?
- What is the most important information I should know about diazepam rectal (Diastat)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using diazepam rectal (Diastat)?
- How should I use diazepam rectal (Diastat)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Diastat)?
- What happens if I overdose (Diastat)?
- What should I avoid while using diazepam rectal (Diastat)?
- What other drugs will affect diazepam rectal (Diastat)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Diastat)?
Since diazepam rectal is used on an as needed basis, you are not likely to miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Diastat)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, confusion, muscle weakness, fainting, or coma.
What should I avoid while using diazepam rectal (Diastat)?
Do not drink alcohol while using diazepam rectal. This medication can increase the effects of alcohol, which could be dangerous.
Diazepam may impair your thinking or reactions. Do not drive, operate machinery, or perform other hazardous activities until you are alert and awake and you no longer feel drowsy from this medicine.
What other drugs will affect diazepam rectal (Diastat)?
Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by diazepam rectal. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- dexamethasone (Cortastat, Dexasone, Solurex, DexPak);
- theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Theochron, Uniphyl);
- valproic acid (Depakene, Stavzor);
- an antibiotic or antifungal medication;
- an antidepressant;
- a barbiturate such as phenobarbital (Solfoton);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- heart or blood pressure medication;
- HIV/AIDS medication;
- an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate);
- phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin), perphenazine (Trilafon), prochlorperazine (Compazine, Compro), promethazine (Pentazine, Phenergan, Anergan, Antinaus), thioridazine (Mellaril), or trifluoperazine (Stelazine);
- seizure medication; or
- stomach acid reducers such as cimetidine (Tagamet), lansoprazole (Prevacid), omeprazole (Prilosec).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with diazepam rectal. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about diazepam rectal.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Diastat Information
- Diastat Drug Interactions Center: diazepam rect
- Diastat Side Effects Center
- Diastat Overview including Precautions
- Diastat FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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