How diazepam used to treat spasticity
Diazepam is believed to potentiate the action of GABA. It has been used as monotherapy or in combination with other treatments for people with spinal cord injuries or other conditions associated with spasticity. Somnolence, dizziness, and weakness are adverse effects of diazepam; because this is a benzodiazepine, special caution needs to be noted with respect to its potential respiratory depressant effects and for its potential increased risk of harm when combined with opioid therapy. Doses should be minimized and long-term treatment avoided if possible.