Medications like Valium have one major thing working against them that you wouldn’t think would be the case. The fact that it’s a brand name and it’s so well-known means that a lot of people tend to ask for it by name when they feel they have a condition that qualifies. Doctors on the other hand are skeptical about giving out the drug. Patients have found that their ability to get the particular brand name version often comes down to the doctor they go to.
There might be a doctor who doesn’t want to give out the drug because they don’t trust that patients will use it the right way. Then you have doctors who simply never prescribe brand name versions of medications, but especially the ones that end up in the news. Examples of these might be Xanax, Oxycodone, and Codeine. These types of medications get exposure for all the wrong reasons to the point where doctors regard anyone asking about them with suspicion.
So what’s the solution to this? Anyone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, alcohol withdrawal symptoms or muscle spasms would indeed benefit from using Valium. Well the answer might be to find a doctor you know isn’t going to be biased. This might require you to get away from the doctor you regularly use and go someplace else. Even then you couldn’t be sure that they’d be willing to prescribe you the medication, unless you were referred to them by someone who had already had success with said doctor.
Valium can be abused and it can be sold as a street drug as well. When this happens and something bad comes out of it, the doctor who prescribed it is usually looked at. This could lead to all sorts of liability issues. As a result doctors are careful about how much of a given drug they prescribe; especially if they know that it’s a name brand drug like Valium that gets attention for the wrong reason.
Typically doctors that are older and have enough of a track record where their judgment won’t be questions are more likely to prescribe medications such as Valium, assuming a patient has a condition that qualifies. Also doctors who have their own private practices tend to have more leeway. In some cases what can get in the way is a patient not having proper insurance or insurance not being willing to cover the more expensive name brand version of a drug. In this case the ability to pay out of pocket would be beneficial.
Patients who have conditions that would qualify for Valium shouldn’t be discouraged. In the end patients might just have to trust in what they are given in place of Valium. Either this or come up with a way to present to a doctor in a way that doesn’t come off wrong that they would benefit from the drug’s use. Once again the doctor in question is going to be critical here.