Why vaginal Valium is virtually useless

Gynaecologist wants prescribing to stop, arguing it’s bad medicine

A gynaecologist has come out strongly against the folly of prescribing vaginal diazepam (Valium) suppositories for pain related to pelvic floor spasm.


Dr Jen Gunter, who is also a pain medicine specialist, points to two double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trials that conclude it is unlikely that self-administered intravaginal diazepam offer any symptom improvement over placebo in women with pelvic floor hypertonic disorder.

In the latest study, the authors note: “There was no difference in visual analog scale scores between the treatment