Review: could Valium cause Drug dependence?
We study 20,038 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 (latest outcomes from 21,800 users) has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.
Drug dependence (latest reports from 86,334 patients) has been reported by people with pain, depression, stress and anxiety, back pain, drug abuse and dependence.
On Aug, 11, 2014: 20,036 people reported to have side effects when taking Valium. Among them, 665 people (3.32%) have Drug Dependence. They amount to 0.77% of all the 86,330 people who have Drug Dependence on eHealthMe.
Time on Valium when people have Drug dependence * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Drug dependence||42.86%||14.29%||0.00%||7.14%||7.14%||28.57%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Drug dependence when taking Valium * :
|Drug dependence||44.31%||55.69% |
Age of people who have Drug dependence when taking Valium * :
|Drug dependence||0.00%||0.00%||2.34%||11.99%||25.55%||37.85%||16.67%||5.61% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (411 people, 61.80%)
- Depression (31 people, 4.66%)
- Back pain (28 people, 4.21%)
- Muscle spasms (28 people, 4.21%)
- Insomnia (16 people, 2.41%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Oxycontin (495 people, 74.44%)
- Xanax (205 people, 30.83%)
- Neurontin (198 people, 29.77%)
- Ambien (154 people, 23.16%)
- Percocet (147 people, 22.11%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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