Review: could Valium cause Drug Dependence?


Summary

Drug dependence is found among people who take Valium, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Oxycontin, and have Pain . We study 27,419 people who have side effects while taking Valium from FDA and social media. Among them, 729 have Drug dependence. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug dependence and more.

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Valium

Valium has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Valium 29,527 users)

Drug Dependence

Drug dependence has been reported by people with drug withdrawal syndrome, feeling abnormal, drug exposure during pregnancy, insomnia, drug abuse and dependence (latest reports from 30,609 Drug dependence patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

27,419 people reported to have side effects when taking Valium.
Among them, 729 people (2.66%) have Drug Dependence


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Valium cause Drug dependence?

Time on Valium when people have Drug Dependence *:

  • < 1 month: 35.71 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.14 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 21.43 %
  • 10+ years: 7.14 %

Gender of people who have Drug Dependence when taking Valium *:

  • female: 45.21 %
  • male: 54.79 %

Age of people who have Drug Dependence when taking Valium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.66 %
  • 20-29: 11.65 %
  • 30-39: 25.12 %
  • 40-49: 36.11 %
  • 50-59: 17.47 %
  • 60+: 6.99 %

Severity if Drug Dependence when taking Valium **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (371 people, 50.89%)
  • Depression (33 people, 4.53%)
  • Muscle Spasms (29 people, 3.98%)
  • Back Pain (27 people, 3.70%)
  • Anxiety (20 people, 2.74%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Oxycontin (461 people, 63.24%)
  • Xanax (190 people, 26.06%)
  • Neurontin (168 people, 23.05%)
  • Ambien (144 people, 19.75%)
  • Percocet (141 people, 19.34%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (390 people, 53.50%)
  • Depression (350 people, 48.01%)
  • Anxiety (277 people, 38.00%)
  • Nausea (274 people, 37.59%)
  • Pain (269 people, 36.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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