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how do i stop taking valium

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Valium: Very gradual tapering, depending on dose and how long u have been on it, under close supervision by your prescribing doc.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Stop w/ supervision: You mention both valium & diazepam--are the same medicine. History of alcohol dependence or withdrawl is an added risk in your history. Red flags are ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
22 years experience Psychiatry
seizure risk: Although 2 weeks is not a very long time to be on valium, if you used 70mg/ day for mostt of that time, you might be increasing the risk of having a s ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Nawaz
34 years experience Psychiatry
Yes it's safe : For few days you can use as needed if become anxious not able to sleep. You can take it.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Prescribed?: If your doctor has prescribed this medicine to be taken on an "as needed" basis, then you can take it that way. It may relax you some during your tri ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
You may : Not a good idea to just stop. Seizures are the main concern, but unlikely at this dose and depends are your predisposition. For chronic users, it is ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
You can stop.: The dose and the length of time are such that you can stop immediately. However if you're fearful of doing it cold turkey, you can decrease the dose ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Glassman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Stopping Valium: Yes you should taper, but can properly taper more quickly>2.5mg x 5 days>2.5 every other day x 2 doses then stop.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Caution here...: Valium is the first in a group of drugs: anxiolytic (anti-anxiety). Newer ones include xanax, (alprazolam) ativan, klonopin, serax.... These are all ... Read More
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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