Thursday, March 24, 2011

Diazepam - Generic Valium

Among diazepam pills manufatured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals, the round peach-colored Mylan 345 (5mg in strength) seems to be the most popular. But it is not the only one. Mylan Pharmaceuticals is marketing its generic version of Valium in a number of strengths, including 2mg (Mylan 271) and 10mg (Mylan 477).

Diazepam (Valium) is in the group of drugs known as bennzodiazepines (or, a shortened form, benzos), used generally as sedatives, sleeping aids, anti-anxiety medications, anti-convulsant medications, and muscle relaxants. Benzodiazepines affect chemicals in the brain, changing a patient's mood, or helping him or her relax mentally and physically.

Though being a Schedule IV controlled substance, diazepam (Valium) is placed in the World Health Organization's "Essential Drugs List", which is an obligatory minimum list of most essential medicines used in health care. So, Mylan Pharms could not have left it out of their product list.

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