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Benzodiazepines and opiates combo? is that safe to take together?

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Dr. Fernando Garcia
Anesthesiology 35 years experience
Sedative combo: Great question. There are many instances where one could take these two together, safely. It should only be done under the care of a physician. Keep in mind that these two types of medications are additive. That is, although opioids are intended for pain, they also sedate. In someone that has rarely taken these medicines, the two together may cause dangerous over sedation. Good luck.

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Can I take opiates and benzos together ?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Possible.: BUT do not do this on your own. Have your doc specifically review your case and weigh the risks and benefits.

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