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what is valium used for

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Valium: Valium has many uses as a muscle relaxant and anti-anxiety agent. It comes with potential for tolerance, addiction, and withdrawal syndrome as well.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Santiago Roldan
19 years experience Dentistry
Depends...: Every person has a different threshold of action to a drug. Some people get sedated with a small dose, others need more. Also this drug can be "adju ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Green
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
It varies......: Based on size, experience with benzodiazapines and other factors. 2 to 10 mg, is usually the dose..........
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Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience Addiction Medicine
About 4-7 days: Valium is a long acting benzodiazepine with active metabolites. It gets metabolized by the liver. It's clearance from the body depends on the conditio ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes but: It is an older anxiolytic medication that was designed for anxiety. It falls under the class of medications called benzodiazapines. These are best not ... Read More
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 85-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: It depends what you take it for, at what dosage and for how long. It depends on your health overall and if you are taking any other meds as drug inter ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aymee Lopez
16 years experience Pharmacology
Not recommended.: By vic i would assume you mean vicodin. You need to be careful with taking valium and vicodin. They can cause respiratory depression.
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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: There needs to be a medical condition to prescribe this medication though.

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