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can you mix valium and xanax

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Xanax (alprazolam): Xanax (alprazolam) is shorter-acting benzo. More potent for panic attacks than valium. Both are addicting & tolerance develops with continued use.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
43 years experience Addiction Medicine
5 to 10 fold: Xanax (alprazolam) is five to ten times as potent as Valium per milligram.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Doctor approval: You would need to ask your doctor about this. Valium is dosed differently than xanax (alprazolam). It will stay in your system much longer than xanax ... Read More
Dr. Eric Fete
Dr. Eric Fete answered
22 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: just bear in mind the valium will last a lot longer than the xanax!
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Haug
14 years experience Neurology
Anxiety.: Valium and xanax (alprazolam) are the brands names of two types of medications known as benzodiazepines. These medications are most commonly used for ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wynn
Dr. John Wynn answered
42 years experience Psychiatry
Paradoxical reaction: Some people do experience agitation or arousal in response to benzodiazepines, including diazepam/valium & alprazolam/xanax. Sometimes this is because ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
No: It's not a good idea to be taking 2 benzodiazepines at the same time -- either together or separately. I cannot think of any pharmacological reason t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
15 years experience Psychiatry
Short vs long acting: Xanax (alprazolam) works for shorter periods, typically 4-6 hours, while valium works for 12-16 hours. Both are in the class of medications known as b ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
48 years experience Psychiatry
Don't be scared: Somebody's doing you a favor. Xanax (alprazolam) is an awful drug to use chronically. Your doctor switched you to a long-acting benzodiazepine to help ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
46 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: Screening urine testing can show false positives, however if definative testing was done such as gc/ms and it confirmed diazepam (valium) then it was ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
There is NO way to: Be able to answer this question with the info provided. It depends on the condition being treated and the doctors prescribing preferences. I am a psyc ... Read More

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