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Can I Take Valium With Celexa
Check with your MD!: Patients who are being treated for anxiety or depression with drugs like Celexa do sometimes need an additional sedative for anxiety (often, Klonopin (clonazepam) or Ativan are prescribed), particularly when they first start celexa. However, the use of both medications can at times cause sedation. Always check with your doctor before combining medications. ...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
Yes: Yes, depending on other medical factors.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm on cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 3 days, I currantly take celexa too, can I take Valium with the cipro (ciprofloxacin)?
Going to talk to my doctor, concerned taking Celexa (citalopram) with having bradychardia. What a ADs are ok to take with bradychardia? Also take Valium.
I get extreme feelings of hopelessness, despair, & OCD that come and go. I'm not manic though. Could a mood stabilizer help? I take celexa (citalopram) and valium.
Yes: It could help. Have you discussed these symptoms with your doctor. S/He might want to adjust or change the medications you are on before adding something. ...Read more
Didn't really like some sideFX I got with taking Trazadone with my Celexa (citalopram) and Valium. Is it ok to take melatonin for sleep aid? Any other suggestions?
Before you take an additional sleep medicine please discuss this with your doctor.
Via the phone should be OK. ...Read more
Take 20mg of Celexa a day and 20mg Valium for panic disorder. Doctor added 15mg Remeron (mirtazapine). Can Remeron (mirtazapine) with Celexa cause Serotonin Syndrome?
Yes-watch carefully!: If you have any of these: confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fever, excessive sweating, shivering or shaking, blurred vision, muscle spasm or stiffness, tremor, incoordination, stomach cramp, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea - call provider ASAP and even consider ER. It can be life-threatening. Before starting, talk about it. Talk Tx can help! ...Read more
My sister is on Cymbalta, (duloxetine) buspirone, Valium, percocet and celexa. Isn't that too much medicine for someone with just back pain?
Valium: As prescribed. It has long half life & can accumulate in your system, causing more sedation & tolerance. Would not recommend using more than 'as needed' & no more than every 12-24 hours. The dosing is up to your prescribing doctor who knows your case best. ...Read more
Yes but sedating: These drugs are both sedating and could increase each other's sedating effects and possible effects on coordination, ability to drive safely, etc. But they don't interact in other dangerous ways. ...Read more
You can, but: It's not a good idea. They will both be sedating and cause you to be drowsy. If your physician has prescribed these for you, please ask him/her about the timing of doses. If you do take both, you should definitely not drive. ...Read more
Valium: Valium can be used as a muscle relaxant and if a neurologist presribed it for your condition it can be taken daily and would be safe as long as you followed instructions and be seen regularly so that your condition and medication can be monitored. You shouldn't stop the medication abruptly nor change the dose on your own. ...Read more
Paradoxical reaction: Some people do experience agitation or arousal in response to benzodiazepines, including diazepam/valium & alprazolam/xanax. Sometimes this is because of partial sedation or loss of focus, which can be upsetting; this should improve with dose reduction. Sometimes it is due to impaired ability to read/respond to your surroundings, which can be frightening. ...Read more
Benzos: I would not advise taking 2 medications that belong to same group of sedatives, so please talk to your prescribing doctor. ...Read more
Duplicative: There should be no reason to duplicate the effects with those meds. ...Read more
Mixing drugs: Taking two different sedatives at the same time is never healthy. ...Read more
No interaction: You can take them together if you have been prescribed both medications. ...Read more
Pretty long!: Detectable 5-7 days after use. Chronic use (over one year) of Valium, however, can be detected much longer. The detection window for Valium in urine screens is up to 4-6 weeks esp in older folk. If you have a prescription, it should not be a problem - bring it. Also, try to avoid stress w/ CBT it's healthier for you than a pill! ...Read more
Prescribed or not?: If you are on prescribed benzodiazepines, your doctor and pharmacist should be the best ones to give you advice, since they know your medical history and all the medications you are on, and I do not. If they are NOT prescribed, you shouldn't be taking them. Valium is very rapidly acting and should be enough to help you sleep without the ambien (zolpidem). If not prescribed, this is abuse. Talk to counselor. ...Read more
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Why and when?: The most important question is why are you taking these medications & are they the most effective ones for your symptoms? Both are benzodiazepines. Temazepam or Restoril (temazepam) is usually used as a sleep medication & Valium is a tranquilizer that lasts 4-6 hours. Both can be habit forming. There are other medications that can be considered as well as therapy. Obviously talk it through with your do doctor ...Read more
What treatment is. .: ... Best for you depends on what your dr. Finds during your assessment. Oxcarbazapine and valium are both capable of treating seizures, one is an anticonvulsant the other is a tranquillizer. I cannot tell if valium is right for you. I know that you should get your dr's opinion. ...Read more
I have been taking Valium on and off since 2009 for vertigo. Are the pills from 2009 safe to take or effective?
Does it take about a week on daily Valium to alliviate panic? Or does it works for a couple hours symptomatically?
I have a slow resting heartbeat, average of about 55bmp. I've seen it go into the high 40's though. I jog, and also take Valium daily. Dangerous?
Heart rate: Resting heart rate in the50's may be a sign of excellent aerobic conditioning. If no symptoms it is not usually a cause for concern. Sometimes it can go lower and still be fine if no symptoms. ...Read more
I take 70 mgs. Of Vivanse everyday. Unfortunately today, I didn't take it until 3pm. Would it be safe for me to take 20 mgs. Of Valium to sleep?
Citalopram is a ssri medication used to treat anxiety and depression disorders, it's also used to treat ptsd and ocd. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to be fully effective. Side effects; sedation, minor temporary stomach issues, delayed orgasm in males and rarely weight gain. It is ...Read more
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