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About this Medication
  • Brand Name: Valium (U.S. and Canada)
  • Chemical Name: diazepam (dye-az-e-pam)
  • Usage in MS: Spasticity
  • Generic Available: Yes


Diazepam is a benzodiazepine that belongs to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) depressants, which slow down the nervous system. Although diazepam is used for a variety of medical conditions, it is used in multiple sclerosis primarily for the relief of muscle spasms and spasticity.

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