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Review: could Valium cause Drug dependence?

We study 20,041 people who have side effects while taking Valium from FDA and social media. Among them, 665 have Drug dependence. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug dependence and more.

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Valium

Valium (latest outcomes from 21,805 users) has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Drug dependence

Drug dependence (latest reports from 86,551 patients) has been reported by people with pain, depression, stress and anxiety, back pain, drug abuse and dependence.

On Sep, 11, 2014: 20,038 people reported to have side effects when taking Valium. Among them, 665 people (3.32%) have Drug Dependence.

Trend of Drug dependence in Valium reports

Time on Valium when people have Drug dependence * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drug dependence42.86%14.29%0.00%7.14%7.14%28.57%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Drug dependence44.31%55.69%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drug dependence0.00%0.00%2.34%11.99%25.55%37.85%16.67%5.61%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (411 people, 61.80%)
  2. Depression (31 people, 4.66%)
  3. Back pain (28 people, 4.21%)
  4. Muscle spasms (28 people, 4.21%)
  5. Insomnia (16 people, 2.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Oxycontin (495 people, 74.44%)
  2. Xanax (205 people, 30.83%)
  3. Neurontin (198 people, 29.77%)
  4. Ambien (154 people, 23.16%)
  5. Percocet (147 people, 22.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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