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Dr. Ira Katz
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Diastat (Overview)

Diastat is a seizure agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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How long it takes for the diastat (diazepam) to go bad?

How long it takes for the diastat (diazepam) to go bad?

According to: http://diastat.valeantonline.com/about/benefits: "DIASTAT AcuDial requires no refrigeration or special handling, and has a 4-year shelf life". ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
255 doctors shared insights

Diastat (Overview)

Diastat is a seizure agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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Duefor flexi-sig, 20mg temazepam did nothing last time, doc will prescribe diazepam she said.What dose and how long before should I take?Extreme anxiety

Duefor flexi-sig, 20mg temazepam did nothing last time, doc will prescribe diazepam she said.What dose and how long before should I take?Extreme anxiety

Its up to your doc: Without knowing more about you it would be irresponsible and frankly not possible to determine an appropriate dose for a procedure. In people for whom typical doses aren't adequate we will often bring in an anesthesiologist to control the level of sedation. We don't want to stop your breathing which happens occasionally even with small doses. Pre procedure 5-10mg of diazepam is typical. ...Read more

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Help? I have been prescribed diazepam for back pain. Will the pain come back once i stop taking it?

Hopefully not: Diazepam is a muscle relaxant (as well as a head relaxant). We often prescribe it for acute muscle injuries. Hopefully with a little rest and muscle relaxant you are much improved within 1 week. If not pls follow up with your doc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Which benzodiazepine drug is be most effective as a sleeping tablet, chlordiazepoxide or diazepam?

Neither is/are safe: Chlordiazepoxide (librium) has a half-life of 5-30hrs w/active metabolites staying in your system 3-200hrs! diazepam (valium) has a half-life of 30-60hrs w/active metabolites staying in your system 30-100hrs. Neither are indicated (approved) for use in insomnia. All benzo & other non-benzo sedative-hypnotics are associated w/increase risk of injuries & even mortality. http://bit.ly/kbqlwd. ...Read more

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Does ambian and diazepam work together?

Yes: Paroxetine and diazepam are two different types of medications used to treat anxiety. Diazepam is typically only used on a short-term basis, as it can be addictive and cause other side effects. Diazepam and paroxetine typically do not interact with each other. ...Read more

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Is it safe/dangerous to mix diazepam approx 30-40mg and 7.5mg zopiclone within a few hours of eachother?

Is it safe/dangerous to mix diazepam approx 30-40mg and 7.5mg zopiclone within a few hours of eachother?

Valium/zopiclone: Very sedating at this high dose. Best to consult the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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What would 50mg of diazepam and a lot of weed do to me? Is it dangerous? I feel pretty sick right now

Sedation: Sedation is a common side effect caused by benzodiazepines like diazepam (valium) and cannabis. These substances also increase the risk of attention deficit, coordination deficit, concentration and memory loss. They possibly will augment their potential if taken together, although it is likely developing some tolerance to those effects when taken for long periods of time, and in high doses. ...Read more

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Which of these has nightmares as a side effect? Oxycodone, percocet, celecoxib, or diazepam(valium)?

Which of these has nightmares as a side effect? Oxycodone, percocet, celecoxib, or diazepam(valium)?

Hard to Say: Side effects of most medications are turning out to be highly individualistic and sometimes based upon genetic susceptibility! this is fairly new research. But, it suggests that any specific side effect is not necessarily going to happen to you. That said, with the exception of celecoxib, these drugs are narcotics and/or sedative/hypnotics and can cause "dysphoric" feelings and hallucinations. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using 3 diazepam (10 m.G) every night..?

Dependence: A nice word for addiction.That is too much of this drug for nightly use. ...Read more

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I took diazepam for 25years, i stopped in january 2012 i'm just starting to feel normal would they have gone out of my system by now ?

Yes: It's been several months. It should be completely out of your system. Hope you are feeling well. It's not easy coming off of such meds so kudos to you. ...Read more

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How long does diastat (diazepam) or diazapam last?

4 to 6 hours: 4 to 6 hours depending on the individual, age, weight, other medications, etc. ...Read more

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I suffer health anxiety it affects my everyday life. I am being prescribed. Sertraline, propanolol and diazepam yet i still cannot stop these thots?

I suffer health anxiety it affects my everyday life. I am being prescribed.  Sertraline, propanolol and diazepam yet i still cannot stop these thots?

Cbt: Psychotherapy - cbt and insight - will likely increase the chance of positive outcome. Also trial with other antidepressants may be appropriate depending on other symptoms- clomipramine, fluvoxamine, fluoxetine. Work with closely with your psychiatrist or prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of a diazepam overdose?

What are common symptoms of a diazepam overdose?

Sedation, confusion: Sedation, confusion, disorientation, uncoordination, disinhibition, respiratory depression and death. ...Read more

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I took by accident adouble dose of diazepam what should I do?

I took by accident adouble dose of diazepam what should I do?

As above : It depends how much the dose was . Talk with u pcp, and if symptomatic go to er. And in the future be careful. ...Read more

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How to purchase diazepam online?

Any reputable: mail order pharmacy would require a prescription. The military and VA have a good mail order pharmacy system. ...Read more

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What is the duration of diazepam 20mg?

Diazepam: Diazepam can be detected in your system up to six or eight weeks if you have to do a drug screen. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: diazepam?

Please describe the medication: diazepam?

Valium: Diazepam belongs to the benzo family and has a long 1/2 life in the body. It is used for anxiety and muscle spasms. Neuro docs like to use it for patients with ms and stroke for muscle relaxation. It can also be used rectally for seizures, especially in children. ...Read more

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Is there a substitute for rectal diazepam?

Rectal diazepam: Is for very select conditions. You can try oral diazepam but you may not have similar response as rectal diazepam has a topical effect. Talk with your GI doctor as there is lot of info rquired before someone is prescribed valium suppositories. We can't discuss all thay here as space is limited. Your best bet iis your GI doc or colorectal surgeon ..Whoever u follow. ...Read more

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Could diazepam affect the recovery process?

If you are in a: substance abuse recovery program - use of diazepam could jeopardize that. ...Read more

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Can you vary how many diazepam tablets a day?

Not a good idea: Diazepam is a strong, long-lasting "benzodiazepine" with a significant potential for dependency. There are good reasons for its being prescribed, but needs to be regulated carefully and steadily by a supervising md (who might have reasons for raising or lowering the dose). ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Diazepam (Definition)

Diazepam belongs to the benzo family and has a long 1/2 life in the body. It is used for anxiety and muscle spasms. Neuro docs like to use it for patients with ms and stroke for muscle relaxation. It can also be used rectally for ...Read more