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can you take valium and xanax together

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 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 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience Family Medicine
Xanax (alprazolam): Valium has limited usage at this time, due to its extended presence in the body (over 24 hrs). Shorter acting meds like xanax (alprazolam) are much s ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wynn
Dr. John Wynn answered
41 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 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
45 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
19 years experience Pathology
Pass: If you are not a chronic user and this was a one time thing, most likely you will pass. If you are taking the valium daily, it can stay in your syste ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Opioids and benzo: Data has shown that opioids with benzo's increases the risk of death 5 fold. New government regulations have resulted in restricted use of these produ ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dia Arpon
Dr. Dia Arpon answered
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes if prescribed : I would take one or the other as prescribed. Both medications are habit forming and work on the gaba receptor where alcohol binds. You should not driv ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with either one is ok. Not sure why u r taking both.
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
Minor: Grapefruit juice inhibits the liver enzymes that break down certain medicines, resulting in a small increase in the medicine's effect. This definitel ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
What your Dr prescr: Prescribes. The decision regarding the dose of any medication like this is extremely personalized. People have tolerances to this class of medication ... Read More
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