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Diazepam, better known as Valium, is a benzodiazepine used for anxiety, muscle stiffness, muscle spasms and alcohol withdrawal.[1]

Theory[edit | edit source]

Evidence[edit | edit source]

The Canadian Consensus Criteria for ME/CFS states that diazepam may be useful for anxiety in people with ME/CFS.[2]

Risks and safety[edit | edit source]

Misuse of diazepam carries a serious risk of addiction, overdose, and death.[1]

Side effects include:

Costs and availability[edit | edit source]

Perscription only. Widely available but may be restricted due to the high risk of addiction and substance abuse.[1]

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