Printed on ampoule: "2 CC 10 mg // INVESTIGATIONAL DRUG // diazepam // Vallum Roche // 2 CC = 10 mg // To Be Used By Qualified Investigator Only // Reg. Trade Mark // Hoffmann-La Roche Limited // Montreal, Canada"; "LOT 1 568"
It is injected intravenously or intramuscularly. Used to treat: anxiety, muscle spasms, alcohol withdrawal, seizures, hallucinations, agitation
Also used pre-operation to induce drowsiness, forgetfulness and decrease anxiety.
From a class of drugs called benzodiazepines (which affect the central nervous system) it allows the brain to send inhibitory signals through the nerves to calm the body.
On exhibit at the Pump House Museum, Kingston, Ontario L-2017-4; 24 April 2017 – 28 Aug 2017.