How Much Does Valium (Diazepam) Cost On The Street?

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D. on August 11, 2023

Valium is a prescription benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety disorders. People that abuse it may seek out the drug from street dealers that charge approximately $2 to $15 per pill.

What Is The Street Price Of Valium?

Valium typically costs around $2 per mg, although some people get the drug for as low as $0.50 per mg.

Valium is one of the most commonly sold prescription medications on the street.

Many people are prescribed this popular anxiety medication and it is in high demand for recreational and habitual use.

What Is The Street Value Of Valium (Diazepam)?

Diazepam is usually sold in five mg and 10 mg forms (both on the street and at the pharmacy).

As with other prescription drugs on the street, the price of valium per mg does not always scale up neatly according to an understood price-per-mg rate.

Some 10 mg pills can cost more than 5 mg or 2 mg pills, but be cheaper by weight. Also, localized forces on supply and demand often affect the price of this drug on the street.

Cost Of Street Valium VS. Valium Prescriptions

The street price of Valium is much higher than the prescription cost of diazepam (generic Valium). A 5-mg, 90-tablet prescription can cost between $10 and $30, depending on discounts and insurance.

Lowest price of Valium:

  • Per 5 mg tablet: $.17
  • Per 10 mg tablet: $.21

A “good deal” for generic Valium on the street ($.50/mg or $2.50 per pill) equals a markup of around 2777% from the lowest available retail price.

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The high potential profit for selling personal prescription benzodiazepines like Valium on the black market is one reason why these addictive drugs are sought after in legitimate medical settings.

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