Valium Withdrawal Side Effects

Valium withdrawal side effects exhibits the same effects as other drugs classified as benzodiazepines:

  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Dizziness.
  • Fever
  • Heart arrhythmia
  • Insomnia
  • Memory loss
  • Panic attacks
  • Personality changes
  • Restlessness or irritability
  • Seizures
  • Sensitivity to sound or light
  • Sweating
  • Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat)

However, Valium’s use can lead to tolerance, dependence and addiction from either recreational use or when self-administered to maintain its therapeutic effects. Mixing Valium with alcohol or other drugs can be lethal.Because Valium is a benzodiazepine, its withdrawal symptoms can be severe and its use should be stopped as it can cause seizures, convulsions or death. Recommended treatment programs involve gradual and controlled withdrawal by tapering its administration over a period of time. Because of Valium’s highly addictive nature, it’s only recommended for short-term therapy treatment and in a low dosage. Valium withdrawal side effects can be also monitored and verified if one goes through our treatment center.


Valium is the trade name of the drug Diazepam, most commonly prescribed to treat a number of physical and psychological disorders including anxiety, insomnia, seizures, muscle spasms, restless legs syndrome and alcohol withdrawal, as well to reduce or eliminate anxiety during various medical procedures. Valium is one of the most frequently prescribed medications and is on the World Health Organization’s core list of Essential drugs.

Valium Addiction Treatment and Therapy

The most effective treatment programs combine physical rehabilitation through a medically administered gradual withdrawal combined with a therapeutic community methodology. The length of treatment depends entirely on the patient’s needs and response to detoxification. Since there is no uniform program that applies in all situations, any treatment must be flexible and able to adapt to the progress or regress of the individual.

If you feel you or your loved one must be placed in a rehabilitation treatment center for Valium abuse, please call 888-373-5963 or fill out a patient placement form and The Way Out Recovery will aid in placement.