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A 18-year-old female asked:

how long will 10mg of valium taken twice stay in my system?

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Dr. Erik Messamore
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Quite a while: The "half life of elimination" of Valium (diazepam) plus its active metabolites ranges from 40 to 100 hours - depending on the individual. The the rule of thumb in pharmacokinetics is that it requires 5 half lives for a drug to reach negligible levels. So, the estimate would be from 200 to 500 hours to completely eliminate diazepam from the human body.
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Stays for a while: Valium is a long acting drug that can have an effect in the body for up to 24 hours. In terms of detection in the body systems, the drug can be detected between 2-48 hours in saliva, 5-7 days for short-term use or 4-6 weeks for chronic use in the urine, and up to 90 days in the hair. These findings are estimates as test results can still be positive outside of these ranges based on several factors

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is Valium a real addiction?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: People can become very addicted to medications like valium. They can develop severe psychological and physical addiction. In fact the withdrawal from a medication such as Valium can be life threating if not monitored and treated appropriatly. People often need a medically monitored detox. If you or someone is addicted seek medical help before trying to stop on your own!
A 22-year-old member asked:

Is there something stronger than vailum for my anxity?

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Dr. Alexander Lim
Neurology 57 years experience
No: Valium is one of the benzodiazepines and they are all about equal - some, like valium, have a shorter half-life, that is they last shorter, compared for instance, to Klonopin or clonazepam, which has a longer half life or lasts longer.
A 39-year-old member asked:

I have long qt syndrome, is it ok if I take a valium?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Shouldn't be a problem for the long qt issue.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What happens when you mix vallium, zolpidem together?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 35 years experience
Stupidity: You'll either fall asleep more quickly or the zolpidem will make you amnestic for the stupid things you do under the influence of valium.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Menopause question. Symptoms now, have seen dr who only suggested valium?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
MENOPAUSE: Sx of menopause now are not treated with hormones or estrogen.Valium is addicting so it depends on the md who treats you or your sx presented for any kind of rx.
Dr. David Kurss
Dr. David Kurss commented
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Not clear about Q&A but herbal options and medications including hormone therapy are good and widely used options. Agree with previous dr. That Valium is not a wise choice.
Aug 1, 2012
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Hormone is the most effective treatment for menopause symptoms. I don't know if you have any reservations about this approach, or any medical condition that exclude you from hormone therapy. Medication used for depression treatment is the next choice for symptom relief, followed by herbal treatment and life style changes, such as exercises, etc..
Aug 2, 2012

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