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Composition for DIZERAL M

Diazepam(2.5 mg),Propranolol(20 mg)

food interaction for DIZERAL M

alcohol interaction for DIZERAL M

pregnancy interaction for DIZERAL M

lactation interaction for DIZERAL M

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Dizeral m 2.5 mg/20 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Taking Propranolol with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Dizeral m 2.5 mg/20 mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Diazepam(2.5 mg)


Diazepam is used in the treatment of  anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms. Diazepam is sometimes used with other medications to treat seizures.

How it works

Diazepam belongs to a class of medication called as benzodiazepine. It acts by increasing the activity of chemical called as GABA (gamma amino butyric acid) in the brain, which helps to calm the excessive electrical nerve activity.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Frequent urge to urinate, Altered libido, Blurred vision, Change in appetite, Constipation, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Difficulty in urination, Epileptic convulsion, Fatigue, Restlessness, Weakness
Propranolol(20 mg)


It is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythm, heart disease, anxiety and uncontrolled shaking (tremors), chest pain and migraine headaches. It is also used to prevent bleeding in the stomach and food pipe in patients with swollen blood vessels due to liver disease.

How it works

Propranolol belongs to a class of medications called beta blockers. Propranolol works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals in the body (such as epinephrine) that affect the heart and blood vessels. This effect reduces heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.

Common side effects

Altered sleep, Bradycardia, Bronchospasm, Cardiac conduction abnormalities, Decreased sexual function, Decreased libido, Shortness of breath, Fatigue, Gastrointesinal symptoms, Increased glucose level in blood, Decreased blood pressure, Ischemia


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Expert advice for DIZERAL M

  • Do not take diazepam, if you are allergic to diazepam or other ingredients of this medicine, or any other benzodiazepine.
  • Do not start or continue diazepam, if you have heart disease, respiratory problem, kidney failure, low blood levels of a protein called albumin; poor blood supply to the brain (arteriosclerosis); myasthenia gravis (which causes muscles to weaken and tire easily).
  • Avoid using diazepam, if you smoke or have history of alcoholism and drug abuse; depression, suicidal thoughts; or a history of (fits) seizures.
  • Consult a doctor, if you are elderly or child and experiencing effects such as agitation, hyperactivity, restlessness, aggressiveness, nightmares or seeing or hearing thing which are not real (hallucinations), loss of memory (amnesia). 
  • Risk of dependence, can occur or increases with the increased dose and duration of treatment. 
  • Consult a doctor, if the drug effect is reduced after continuous use due to development of tolerance.
  • Do not abruptly stop or withdraw the drug intake.
  • Diazepam can cause sedation, amnesia and impaired muscular function and, therefore, caution has to be taken before operating an automobile or machinery or engaging in activities requiring mental alertness and coordination.

Frequently asked questions for DIZERAL M


Q. Is diazepam an opioid/ painkiller/ barbiturate/ sedative/ muscle relaxant?
Diazepam belongs to a class of medication called as benzodiazepine. It produces sedation and also causes muscle relaxation. It is not a barbiturate, and does not relieve pain.
Q. Is diazepam a sleeping pill?
Diazepam is used as sedative drug which induces sleep.
Q. Is diazepam a narcotic/controlled drug?
Diazepam is considered as a narcotic drug, as it has low, but definite potential to cause addiction, resulting in abuse of the drug; hence, its sale is controlled. It is available only according to the prescription of a doctor.
Q. How long can I take diazepam for?
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor.
Q. Can I take diazepam for back pain/toothache/anxiety/hangover?
Diazepam is used in the treatment of short-term relief (2-4 weeks) of severe anxiety. It is not a pain-relieving medication, and cannot be used to relieve pain. It does not relieve hangover.
Q. Does diazepam help with opioid withdrawal?
Diazepam is used to induce sleep, control fits and other symptoms of withdrawal of opioids as well as other depressant drugs.
Q. Does diazepam cause weight gain/drowsiness/thins blood?
Drowsiness is the most common side effect of diazepam. There is no evidence that it causes weight gain, or thinning of blood.
Q. Does diazepam show on blood test?
Yes, diazepam can be detected in blood, as well as urine, even when it is taken at prescribed doses.
Q. Does diazepam make you high?
Diazepam is a benzodiazepine, which calms down the brain to relieve symptoms of brain hyperactivity. This effect may be perceived by some as pleasant, or ‘getting high’. Diazepam is considered as a narcotic drug, as it has low, but definite potential to cause addiction, resulting in abuse of the drug; hence, its sale is controlled. It is available only according to the prescription of a doctor.


Q. What is betacap tr, inderal, and ciplar?
These are various brand (proprietary) names for propranolol medicine. Propranolol is a beta blocker drug which works to correct the heart rhythm.
Q. Is propranolol safe?
Propranolol belongs to beta blocker class and works on heart rhythm so caution has to be observed before usage. Always ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking propranolol. Propranolol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is propranolol addictive?
No. Propranolol doesn’t seem to have habit forming potential.
Q. Is propranolol MAO inhibitor or a statin?
No. Propranolol belongs to a medical class called beta blockers and works to correct abnormal heart rhythm along with other uses.
Q. Is propranolol safe for long term use?
Yes, it can be used for long term based on indication.
Q. Is propranolol available over the counter?
No. Propranolol is available only when a valid prescription is produced.
Q. Is propranolol used to treat anxiety?
Yes. Propranolol can be used to mitigate tremors associated with the anxiety.
Q. Is propranolol used for migraines?
In certain situations, propranolol has proved to be effective in preventing migraine attacks but additional data is required to support this usage.


Content on this page was last updated on 22 May, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)