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How Strong Is Valium Or Diazepam
Strong based on dose: Diazepam is usually prescribed in 2.5, 5 or 10 mg doses. The effect of the medication is dose dependent. It is a "rescue" mediciation, not a controller. If you are panicky, it will help you to relax. But there are medications which can help to prevent those anxious feelings in the first place, ssris. Never use diazepam with alcohol! ...Read more
Valium (diazepam) is an older benzodiazepine tranquilizer. It was the #1 prescribed drug (of any kind) in the us in the late 1960s but is used less now due to drug interactions and active metabolites. It is still used for anxiety and as "pre-medication" for uncomfortable medical and minor surgical procedures. It is habit-forming, should not be used with alcohol, ...Read more
Neither: All are equally effective. The difference is most often individual since some do better on Lorazepam than alprazolam[xanax]. Their are differences in how long each lasts in the body which we call the half-life of the medication. So it is not that one is stronger but how an individuals body handles the medication. ...Read more
tranxene (clorazepate): It is a good benzo.Get a more detailed answer ›
Neither: When given in equivalent doses, they work essentially the same. However, xanax (alprazolam) gets in quickly but is very short-acting, and has higher abuse potential. Klonopin (clonazepam takes several hours to peak, but sticks around for a long time, and has somewhat lower abuse potential. For gad, antidepressants work well and don't have dependency risks, psychotherapy also works with no risks. ...Read more
Does Valium have muscle relaxer usages in addition to anxiety usages? What is the main differences between Valium and klonopin (clonazepam)?
Depends: Do you mean how long after you stop taking the diazepam can you drink alcohol? Depends. How long were you on it? The half life of the active metabolite of diazepam is about 100hrs. Normally want to give 4-5 half lives after last dose was given to assure no significant amount of med left in your system. 400-500 hours which is about 2.5- 3 weeks. Now if you took it longer then even more time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safety of benzo: Benzodiazepine, the group that encompass valium [diazepam], serax [oxazepam], Ativan [lorazepam] are very safe but not made to be used for a long time as they only treat symptoms while the main problem is left untreated. And a good doctor never prescribe those for more than 3 months. No sane doc would prescribe both Lorazepam and oxa together. ...Read more
Valium or klonopin (clonazepam) better for myclonus? Have been on valium, but is startin' not 2 work...Neuro say klonopin (clonazepam) is usually used! would it be a better tx
Possibly: Both drugs are in the benzodiazepine family; so both should work. Both are used for muscle spasm, periodic leg movements, etc. If you've been taking valium for a while, its effect may be lessening; so a switch to Klonopin (clonazepam) may bring more relief. Perhaps alternating between them as body adapts to one will provide relief for longer time. Otherwise, see doc for alternate med family. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both strong.: They can both be potent meds that can cause severe drowsiness, cognitive impairment, respiratory depression and coma at high doses. You should only take these meds as needed for severe anxiety or pain. They can be habit-forming and require a treatment program to wean off them if dependence develops. ...Read more
Yes but: Can you stop taking all of they as they are poisoning your body. Find out the cause of the pain that is making yoy take the pills and get the problem resolved/ www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for a doctor to do prolotheapy and resolve you issues. ...Read more
When is a strong sedative a helpful medication like lorazapam and is 2 mgs a safe first dose 170 lbs also what is lexapro (escitalopram)?
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