You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to diazepam or to similar medicines (such as Restoril®, Xanax®). You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant, or if you have narrow-angle glaucoma or untreated open-angle glaucoma.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using cimetidine (Tagamet®), theophylline, an MAO inhibitor (Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®), medicine for depression (such as Luvox®, Paxil®, Prozac®, Serzone®, Zoloft®), phenothiazines (such as Compazine®, Phenergan®, Serentil®, Thorazine®), medicine for seizures (such as Depakote®, Dilantin®, Keppra?, Luminal®, Tegretol®), or any medicine to treat mental illness.
Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any medicines that make you sleepy (such as sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain relievers, or sedatives).
Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant. If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are breastfeeding, or if you have glaucoma, seizures, breathing problems, liver disease, or kidney disease.
This medicine may be habit-forming. If you feel that the medicine is not working as well, do not take more than your prescribed dose. Call your doctor for instructions.
Taking too much of this medicine can cause death. Symptoms of an overdose include: Extreme dizziness or weakness, shortness of breath, slow heartbeat, seizures, and cold, clammy skin.
This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.