Diazepam is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen). Diazepam affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause seizure. Diazepam rectal is used to treat occasionally increased seizures (cluster seizures) in people with epilepsy who also routinely take other anti-convulsants. Diazepam rectal is not for long-term daily use to prevent seizures. Diazepam rectal may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Diastat is a medicine used in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions including anxiety, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, muscle spasm, epilepsy and anaesthesia, among others. The active ingredient of the medicine is a drug called diazepam, which works by enhancing the effect of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA. Tolerance and dependence occur with long-term use of the drug.