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Diastat Side Effects
Increase of sedation: Cetirizine is a sedating antihistamine and when added to diazepam/valium (a hypnotic) can compound the effect of sedation. If just 2-3x the usual dose may not cause much more than prolonged sedation, but if excessive od of diazepam and cause respiratory depression/low oxygen which may trigger hypoxic injury to your brain/heart. Be carefull, be safe, take meds only as given. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
My doctors prescribed me diazepam for anxiety, but im wary as I heard about addiction and side effects, ?
Addiction is common: "anxiety medications" are becoming overprescribed for anxiety. They can be addictive in the traditional sense but also they can become an emotional crutch as well. Many people eventually feel they 'need' medication to overcome normal feelings of anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was on Prozac (fluoxetine) and diazepam but getting all the side effects of Prozac (fluoxetine) so decided to not take it, stayed on diazepam, panic/dizzy getting worse.
Combined issues: Your original symptoms could be recurring, now that you've stopped prozac (fluoxetine). Also although it's a long-acting medication and has some self-tapering properties because of that, Prozac (fluoxetine) can still cause discontinuation symptoms in some people. Third, i don't know how much diazepam you're taking, but it can cause dizziness too. Please contact your doctor & let him/her help you with this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Perioral dermatitis/saw gp who prescribed doxycycline. Scared of getting side effects. I get panic anxiety & take diazepam when need. ok with doxy?
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
Been prescriebed piracetam.Do it have an interaction with diazepam ? Does it reduce diazepam's effects or does it have interactions with it ?
DrugDrug Interaction: Piracetam is not an fda approved medication in the states and thus i could not find it in my usual spot: www.Drugs.Com. It's always best to tell your doc everything you're taking, whether prescription or over-the-counter. Also include dietary supplements. Be sure to list everything, including flagyl, Levofloxacin ; clonazepam. We don't recommend taking both Clonazepam ; diazepam together. ...Read more
It's been 8 days since I took a 10mg diazepam . Does it have any additive effects to alcohol anymore? Can I drink (in moderation) now?
They don't help: Neither diazepam nor Clonazepam will help erectile dysfunction. There are also reports of sexual dysfunction with all benzodiazepines. Though not well understood, the mechanism of these problems could be via gamma-aminobutyric acid receptors in the midbrain central gray or ventral tegmental area. However, this is mixed with issues stemming from anxiety itself. Hoping you work w/urologist too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Gradual taper: Depends upon how much you are taking and how long you have been on it, but decreasing your dose by 2-5 mg every 3-5 days is a reasonable goal. Diazepam has a very long half life which is the time it takes to get half of it out of your system. Diazepam itself has a half life of 3-4 days and the active metabolite has a half life of over a week which means that some of it will be in your body a month ...Read more