DIASTAT* rectal delivery system is a non-sterile diazepam gel provided
in a prefilled, unit-dose, rectal delivery system. Diastat contains 5
mg/mL diazepam, propylene glycol, ethyl alcohol (10%), hydroxylpropyl
methylcellulose, sodium benzoate, benzyl alcohol (1.5%), benzoic acid
and water. Diastat is clear to slightly yellow and has a pH between 6.5
Diazepam, the active ingredient of Diastat, is a benzodiazepine anticonvulsant
with the chemical name 7-chloro-1,3-dihydro-1-methyl-5-phenyl-2H-1,4-benzodiazepin-2-one.
* Registered trademark of Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.