1 When administered via injection, valium takes just one to five minutes to take effect. When taken orally, people usually begin to feel the effects 15 to 60 minutes after ingestion. Rectal gel may be used for those who are experiencing seizures and begins working quickly after administration.
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How much Valium should I take for anxiety?
For anxiety: Adults—2 to 10 milligrams (mg) 2 to 4 times a day. Older adults—At first, 2 to 2.5 mg 1 or 2 times a day. Your doctor may increase your dose if needed.
Does Valium help with anxiety?
Valium is a fast-acting medication that quickly helps lower anxiety and other symptoms of panic disorder.
How long does Valium take to peak?
Response and effectiveness. 90% of Valium is absorbed and the peak effect of Valium is seen within 1 to 1.5 hours in most people. Diazepam is 98% bound to plasma proteins. Food delays the time to peak to about 2.