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Can I take Valium with celexa (citalopram)?

Can I take Valium with celexa (citalopram)?

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

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Valium (Definition)

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


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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.

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.

Your doctor: Do you mean you have bradycardia as a condition or do you mean you have bradycardia when you take Celexa (citalopram)? It is not likely that Celexa (citalopram) will affect bradycardia. Your doctor knows your condition, follow his/her advise. ...Read more

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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

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Can I take valium?

Can I take valium?

Depends: It depends what you take it for, at what dosage and for how long. It depends on your health overall and if you are taking any other meds as drug interaction may happen. It should not be taken for a long period of time as it can cause dependance. ...Read more

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Can you be 18 and take valium?

Can you be 18 and take valium?

YES: There needs to be a medical condition to prescribe this medication though. ...Read more

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How far apart should you take 5mg of valium?

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

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Can you take Valium with atenolol?

Can you take Valium with atenolol?

Atenolol/Valium: Some sedation added, otherwise ok, as prescribed. ...Read more

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Can you take Valium and serax together?

Can you take Valium and serax together?

No: This would not be a recommended combination as both are benzodiazepines. I cannot think of any reason to take both together and the interaction could be harmful. ...Read more

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Can you take Valium and temazepam together?

Can you take Valium and temazepam together?

Depending on the: Doses, yes you can. I would not use both at bedtime, only the temazepam. ...Read more

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Can I take Valium and trazodone on the same day?

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

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Is it safe to take percoet and Valium together?

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Valium/Percocet: Excess sedation can result, depending on the dose of each. Consult your doctor beforehand. ...Read more

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Can you take Valium and percocet at the same time?

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

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Is it safe to take Valium for dystonia for long term?

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

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How often can I take a 5mg tablet of Valium for leg spasms?

How often can I take a 5mg tablet of Valium for leg spasms?

Leg spasms: Valium 2-10mg by mouth every 6 to 12 hrs as needed is what is recommended for leg spasms. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Valium and is it safe for people to take?

What are the side effects of Valium and is it safe for people to take?

See below: Valium is an fda approved anti-anxiety medication. It can make you sleepy and impair your thinking. As it has both safe and unsafe uses, it should be taken under medical guidance. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is hydrocodone and Valium safe to take together?

I need your expertise, is hydrocodone and Valium safe to take together?

Only if taken as: Prescribed. If you have any lung disease or sleep apnea, any and all prescribing doctors should be reminded of this so as to take this into account. Have a great holiday season, but no drinking on this combo. ...Read more

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How long does it take valium to show up in urine after taking it orally?

How long does it take valium to show up in urine after taking it orally?

It will start to be: Removed by your kidneys soon after you take it and thus be detected in your urine. ...Read more

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How long after I take 2.5 mg of valium can I take my 7.5/350 hydrocodone?

4-6 hrs: These medications do not mix well and only take them under your physician's supervision. Although the Valium is low dose, there is an incidence of overdose and sudden death, Please do not use this combination without notifying your physician. ...Read more

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Why do I always get really hyper when I take Xanax (alprazolam) or valium?

Why do I always get really hyper when I take Xanax (alprazolam) or valium?

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

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If u take valium, xanex andioethacin what does it do? I wa prescribed all3?

Benzos: I would not advise taking 2 medications that belong to same group of sedatives, so please talk to your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take both Valium and Xanax (alprazolam) together or separately?

Is it okay to take both Valium and Xanax (alprazolam) together or separately?

Duplicative: There should be no reason to duplicate the effects with those meds. ...Read more

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Do valium and celxa interact with each other or is it safe to take bith kind regards?

No interaction: You can take them together if you have been prescribed both medications. ...Read more

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How long does a one time dose of 2.5 mg Valium take to exit your system for a drug screen?

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

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I took a 5mg Valium and was wondering if I can take a 5mg ambien (zolpidem) 2-3 hours later?

I took a 5mg Valium and was wondering if I can take a 5mg ambien (zolpidem) 2-3 hours later?

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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I have 5 mg Valium and 10mg temazepam but each alone do nothing can I take one of each together?

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

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I am taking oxcarbazepine for pain. I am getting terrible night spasms cana take a 5 mg, valium?

I am taking oxcarbazepine for pain. I am getting terrible night spasms cana take a 5 mg, valium?

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

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I have been taking Valium on and off since 2009 for vertigo. Are the pills from 2009 safe to take or effective?

I have been taking Valium on and off since 2009 for vertigo. Are the pills from 2009 safe to take or effective?

Expired Valium: Sounds like the valium is expired. While it probably won't cause any serious safety issues, it may not be effective. Call or see your doctor for a fresh refill, or for further evaluation of your vertigo, which by the way should not persist since 2009. ...Read more

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Does it take about a week on daily Valium to alliviate panic? Or does it works for a couple hours symptomatically?

Does it take about a week on daily Valium to alliviate panic? Or does it works for a couple hours symptomatically?

Panic and Valium: Valium does not prevent panic attacks. Various ssri antidepressants do have that capacity though. Valium is habituating, and can reduce anxiety only temporarily. Please see a psychiatrist for an evaluation of your situation and individualized treatment plan. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Please don't: Benzos do nothing but destroy rem sleep. Just wait the requisite 10 hours, sleep at 1am and promise me you will never take a psychostimulant that is long acting after 11am. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Citalopram (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

Celexa is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more