Valium Respiratory Failure Side Effect Reports
The following Valium Respiratory Failure side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.
This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Respiratory Failure, can occur, and what you can do about them.
A side effect could appear soon after you start Valium or it might take time to develop.
|Altered State Of Consciousness, Pneumonia Aspiration, Respiratory Failure|
This Respiratory Failure side effect was reported by a physician from CH. A 45-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Valium (dosage: NA), which was started on Aug 28, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
|Respiratory Failure, Toxicity To Various Agents, Overdose|
This Respiratory Failure Valium side effect was reported by a physician from US on Sep 03, 2013. A Female , 19 years of age, was treated with Valium. The patient presented the following health conditions:
|Asthma, Respiratory Failure|
This is a Valium side effect report of a 58-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety disorder,panic attack,chest pain, who was treated with Valium (dosage:NA, start time: Mar 17, 2009), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Respiratory Failure side effect. The patient presented with:
|Respiratory Failure, Somnolence, Pneumonia, Vomiting|
A 44-year-old patient (weight: NA) from CH with the following symptoms: sleep disorder,schizophrenia, paranoid type started Valium treatment (dosage: NA) on Apr 19, 2013. Soon after starting Valium treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
|Respiratory Failure, Sopor|
A patient from IT was prescribed and started Valium on May 20, 2013. Patient felt the following Valium side effects: respiratory failure, sopor Additional patient health information: male , 36 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Valium dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
This report suggests a potential Valium Respiratory Failure side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 46-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): sleep disorder,muscle spasticity,constipation and used Valium (dosage: NA) starting Jan 01, 1999. Soon after starting Valium the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
|Binocular Eye Movement Disorder, Encephalitis Herpes, Respiratory Failure|
An adverse event was reported by a physician on Apr 29, 1968 by a male taking Valium (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with
Associated medications used:
|Coma, Respiratory Acidosis, Respiratory Failure|
This Respiratory Failure problem was reported by a physician from SWITZERLAND. A 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Jul 29, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Valium (dosage: In The Morning, Long Term Duration). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
|Amnesia, Coma, Confusional State, Overdose, Respiratory Failure|
This is a Valium side effect report of a 18-year-old patient (weight: NA) from AUSTRALIA. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Valium (dosage: NA) starting Jun 03, 1999. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
|Intracranial Pressure Increased, Oxygen Saturation Decreased, Respiratory Failure|
This Respiratory Failure side effect was reported by a pharmacist from UNITED STATES on Oct 21, 2005. A patient from UNITED STATES , 81 years of age, weighting 261.0 lb, was diagnosed with
|Coma, Overdose, Pneumonia Aspiration, Respiratory Failure|
This Respiratory Failure side effect was reported by a physician from . A 46-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Valium (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
Valium Respiratory Failure Causes and Reviews
What is respiratory failure?
Respiratory failure is a condition in which your blood doesn't have enough oxygen or has too much carbon dioxide. Sometimes you can have both problems.
When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen. The oxygen passes into your blood, which carries it to your organs. Your organs, such as your heart and brain, need this oxygen-rich blood to work well.
Another part of breathing is removing the carbon dioxide from the blood and breathing it out. Having too much carbon dioxide in your blood can harm your organs.What causes respiratory failure?
Conditions that affect your breathing can cause respiratory failure. These conditions may affect the muscles, nerves, bones, or tissues that support breathing. Or they may affect the lungs directly. These conditions include
- Lung diseases such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, and pulmonary embolism
- Conditions that affect the nerves and muscles that control breathing, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries, and stroke
- Problems with the spine, such as scoliosis (a curve in the spine). They can affect the bones and muscles used for breathing.
- Damage to the tissues and ribs around the lungs. An injury to the chest can cause this damage.
- Drug or alcohol overdose
- Inhalation injuries, such as from inhaling smoke (from fires) or harmful fumes
The symptoms of respiratory failure depend on the cause and the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your blood.
A low oxygen level in the blood can cause shortness of breath and air hunger (the feeling that you can't breathe in enough air). Your skin, lips, and fingernails may also have a bluish color. A high carbon dioxide level can cause rapid breathing and confusion.
Some people who have respiratory failure may become very sleepy or lose consciousness. They also may have arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). You may have these symptoms if your brain and heart are not getting enough oxygen.How is respiratory failure diagnosed?
Your health care provider will diagnose respiratory failure based on
- Your medical history
- A physical exam, which often includes
- Listening to your lungs to check for abnormal sounds
- Listening to your heart to check for arrhythmia
- Looking for a bluish color on your skin, lips, and fingernails
- Diagnostic tests, such as
- Pulse oximetry, a small sensor that uses a light to measure how much oxygen is in your blood. The sensor goes on the end of your finger or on your ear.
- Arterial blood gas test, a test that measures the oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in your blood. The blood sample is taken from an artery, usually in your wrist.
Once you are diagnosed with respiratory failure, your provider will look for what is causing it. Tests for this often include a chest x-ray. If your provider thinks you may have arrhythmia because of the respiratory failure, you may have an EKG (electrocardiogram). This is simple, painless test that detects and records your heart's electrical activity.What are the treatments for respiratory failure?
Treatment for respiratory failure depends on
- Whether it is acute (short-term) or chronic (ongoing)
- How severe it is
- What is causing it
Acute respiratory failure can be a medical emergency. You may need treatment in intensive care unit at a hospital. Chronic respiratory failure can often be treated at home. But if your chronic respiratory failure is severe, you might need treatment in a long-term care center.
One of the main goals of treatment is to get oxygen to your lungs and other organs and remove carbon dioxide from your body. Another goal is to treat the cause of the condition. Treatments may include
- Oxygen therapy, through a nasal cannula (two small plastic tubes that go in your nostrils) or through a mask that fits over your nose and mouth
- Tracheostomy, a surgically-made hole that goes through the front of your neck and into your windpipe. A breathing tube, also called a tracheostomy, or trach tube, is placed in the hole to help you breathe.
- Ventilator, a breathing machine that blows air into your lungs. It also carries carbon dioxide out of your lungs.
- Other breathing treatments, such as noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV), which uses mild air pressure to keep your airways open while you sleep. Another treatment is a special bed that rocks back and forth, to help you breathe in and out.
- Fluids, often through an intravenous (IV), to improve blood flow throughout your body. They also provide nutrition.
- Medicines for discomfort
- Treatments for the cause of the respiratory failure. These treatments may include medicines and procedures.
If you have respiratory failure, see your health care provider for ongoing medical care. Your provider may suggest pulmonary rehabilitation.
If your respiratory failure is chronic, make sure that you know when and where to get help for your symptoms. You need emergency care if you have severe symptoms, such as trouble catching your breath or talking. You should call your provider if you notice that your symptoms are worsening or if you have new signs and symptoms.
Living with respiratory failure may cause fear, anxiety, depression, and stress. Talk therapy, medicines, and support groups can help you feel better.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Valium Respiratory Failure Reviews
|Wed, 28 Apr 2010|
I had been prescribed Valium at one point for anxiety. Months after my anxiety had subsided (I was on Celexa), I took Valium when I was having trouble sleeping one night. I felt asleep quickly but woke up in the middle of the night from a nightmare and was the most scared I have ever been in my life. I was afraid and in panic and didn't want to be alone. I felt like a little kid again. I went into my roommates room and slept on the floor. The next day I flushed the rest of them down the toilet.
|Tue, 11 May 2010|
Did you it help? no more nightmares?
|Tue, 12 Jan 2010|
1-09 When I took a very small amount, 2.5 mg, it just relaxed me. I took it to get on the plane. But when I took 5 or 10 (rx'd by my doc for muscle spasms that woke me up) I had nightmares. I seldom if ever had nightmares, and never about people I knew. These nightmares were about family members, and in each case, I woke crying. The dreams are so vivid I know I'll have to stop taking the med - except in very small amounts on occasion, for anxiety.
|Sun, 29 Aug 2010|
|a women took 17 pils of entumin now she is restless|