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Can You Take Valium And Xanax Together
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
Not a good idea: Both of these medications puts the person at risk for falling, toxicity, CNS adverse events, and other complications. Xanax (alprazolam) is a drug that should be used sparingly and for only brief periods, since acute withdrawal symptoms and / or seizures can occur with doses as low as 3 mg daily. Wygesic has been shown to cause 60% increase of hip fractures in the elderly. Adding these together is a bad idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can cause sedation.: In addition to acetaminophen, Naproxen or ibuprofen, midol contains pyrilamine which is an anti-histamine. It can cause drowsiness and dizziness which is compounded by ativan (lorazepam). I would advise you to use caution when using both, see how your body reacts, and separate the doses out as much as possible if needed. ...Read more
Yes: There are no adverse interactions.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably: These medications are both in the same class and may potentiate one another. If your doctor has prescribed both then s/he has probably already considered this possible interaction. It would not hurt to call and ask. ...Read more
Not recommended: If your doctor has prescribed both of these medications for you, i suggest taking them at separate times. They are both sedating and could add to each other. Please ask your own physician about his/her intent with these medications, and how s/he wants you to take them. ...Read more
It depends.: The answer is yes but be aware that all three medications have sedating side-effects as well as hypotensive properties so that they should not be taken at the same time. ...Read more
Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more
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