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Alzheimers And Valium
Maybe: Valium (diazepam) is a long acting benzodiazepine that is considered dangerous for patients above age 65. Can cause excessive sedation, makes pts prone for falling, relaxes the muscles, lowers the blood pressure. Drs. Will prefer a short acting medicine to calm pts with alzheimers with agitation. It is not an absolute contraindication though. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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: Valium is a brand of diazepam which is member of benzodiazepine class, used to treat many conditions but not w/o side effects & risks eg addiction, confusion, falls/fractures, even some link to Alzheimer's disease. Seroquel is a brand of quetiapine which is an antipsychotic with its own can of worms: weight gain, diabetes, high cholesterol & movement disorders ie tics. So try http://goo.gl/wTWbEv ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On different types of antidepressants n tranquillisers for 8 years. Will these drugs cause brain damage, dementia or alzheimer's when taken long term?
How long does Valium stay in your system if you have been taking it for a year? and how is the best way to get off of it?
Wean, Taper: How often you have been taking it, and the daily dose will have an effect. In general, taper off over a 6-8 week period to minimize any withdrawal effects. Work with your doctor to devise the best schedule, and to see if any other medication might be helpful for anxiety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tranquilizer: 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, and may impair driving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Valium BID: 12 hours.Get a more detailed answer ›
It May Help: Valium (generic diazepam) is a member of the benzodiazepine family also known as minor tranquilizers. This class of medications is used to reduce anxiety, stop seizures, and assist with sleep. There are other uses. When one has a well defined fear of needles and ivs, valium can be very effective in reducing such anxiety. It can be given orally thirty minutes before the iv. ...Read more
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