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A 65-year-old male asked:

I take 10 mg of valium at bedtime as part of treatment for ic. i have recently been prescribed norflex (orphenadrine) for back problems. is it dangerous to take these meds within the same 12 to 24 hour period?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
It is safe: However, valium oral and Norflex (orphenadrine) both increase sedation and drowsiness. Plan your morning accordingly. Rec.: talk to prescribing physician for more information.
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Depends.: These drugs are synergistic in that both causes muscle relaxation and it can be very sedating if taken at the same time. Keep at l;east 4 hours between and time it when you are at home, don't drive or operate heavy machineries. Needless to say, do not drink alcohol with both. Be safe.

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