Diastat AcuDial

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    Brand Name:Diastat AcuDial
    Generic: Diazepam
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
1997-07-29 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
This drug is available in the following forms:
Rectal Gel
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2005/020648s008lbl.pdf

About Diastat AcuDial

Diastat AcuDial is a rectal gel in a prefilled syringe used to stop attacks of sudden increased seizures in patients two years and older who take other seizure medicines regularly, but still have sudden increased seizures.

Side Effects of Diastat AcuDial

  • rash
  • trouble breathing
  • overexcitement
  • hallucinating (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist)
  • rage
  • impaired judgment, thinking, and motor control (Do not operate a car, bicycle, or dangerous machinery until you have fully recovered from a dose of Diastat.)

Other side effects that may occur with Diastat include:

  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • pain
  • stomach pain
  • nervousness
  • flushing
  • diarrhea
  • feeling unsteady
  • abnormal ‘high’ mood

Who Should Not Take Diastat AcuDial

You should not be given Diastat if you have an eye disease called acute narrow angle glaucoma.

Interactions with Diastat AcuDial

Diastat and certain other medicines can interact with each other. Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some medicines may affect how Diastat works or Diastat may affect how your other medicines work. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show your healthcare professional.

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