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A 40-year-old male asked:

Having a spinal tap and i'm pretty scared and have high anxiety. i take temazapam15mg for sleep. can i take valium with temazepam before the procedure?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 35 years experience
Buck up, jazZ: Spinal tap is the most minor of minor procedures. Nothing to be scared of. Valium is a brand name of the generic drug diazepam. Sound similar to temazepam? That's because both are benzodiazepines. You'd be taking 2 benzodiazepines & risking oversedation & respiratory depression. Knowledge is power. Arm yourself, i.e., do your homework: empowering knowledge is out there.

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