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What If I Take an Overdose of Diazepam Rectal Gel?

People who take too much diazepam rectal gel may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Coma
  • Slow reflexes.
If you happen to overdose on diazepam rectal gel, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Diastat Overdose for more information.)

Strengths of Diazepam Rectal Gel

Diazepam rectal gel is available in the following strengths:
  • Diazepam rectal gel 2.5 mg syringes
  • Diazepam rectal gel 10 mg syringes, which can be set to deliver 5 mg, 7.5 mg, or 10 mg
  • Diazepam rectal gel 20 mg syringes, which can be set to deliver 10 mg, 12.5 mg, or 20 mg.
The 20-mg syringe comes with a rectal tip that is too large for most children.
The 10- and 20-mg syringes must be set by your pharmacist to the correct dose. Do not leave the pharmacy without making sure that the correct dose has been set.

Is There a Generic Version of Diazepam Rectal Gel?

This medication is available in generic form (see Generic Diastat).
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