Who should not take Valium?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • low amount of albumin proteins in the blood
  • alcohol intoxication
  • drug abuse
  • depression
  • myasthenia gravis, a skeletal muscle disorder
  • wide-angle glaucoma
  • closed angle glaucoma
  • decreased lung function
  • a disease of the lung
  • liver problems
  • severe liver disease
  • severe renal impairment
  • sleep apnea
  • pregnancy
  • a patient who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • CYP2C19 poor metabolizer

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