U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Lakeland, FL
A 29-year-old female asked:

I was perscribed by my psychiatrist 30 mg temazepam an 10mgs of valium to be taken together at night. is she wrong for doing this? severe night anxy

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Imad Khreim
Psychiatry 41 years experience
No benzo monotherapy: As we discussed earlier, we don't use benzos for treatment of anxiety as monotherapy. We try to use smaller dosages in combination with anxiety modulators ( some antidepressants have that property) . When treating anxiety or otherwise we try to use other sleep mess such as trazodone, doxepin, small dosage of Amitriptyline ..Etc.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Troubling: I don't know you or your clinical situation, so I am hesitant to call any other doctor "wrong." there are reasons she could be prescribing this way, but using 2 benzos at the same time could add up to more sedation than either of you wants. If your anxiety is still that intense, you may need additional non-medication treatments for it, as well as consult with another psychiatrist on your meds.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated May 13, 2019
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$44 video appointments with $19/month membership*
*Billed $57 every 3 months. Cancel anytime.


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.