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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Diazepam (Overview)

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.


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Please explain what are diazepam, bromazepam used on phobia-tic?

Please explain what are diazepam, bromazepam used on phobia-tic?

Anti-anxiety meds: Are in the class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. They can be very effective in lowering anxiety responses. However, they are also addictive, not unlike alcohol. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is an effective way to manage all types of anxiety. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
444 doctors shared insights

Diazepam (Overview)

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.


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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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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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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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Why can't you use diazepam (valium) for muscle relaxation?

Why can't you use diazepam (valium) for muscle relaxation?

You can: Valium, a benzodiazepine class drug, was one of the first effective muscle relaxants utilized. Unfortunately it is over-utilized. Better, less-sedating and less-addictive drugs are now available. Valium leads to dependence, depression and other mood disorders. It's effects are greatly increased when taking alcohol or opioids, such as vicodin (another over-utilized drug). ...Read more

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Hi. I've used diazepam 10mg now for 2.5 weeks. Some days everyday 10 mg(atonce), other days 20 mg, some days inbetween none. Can or will I have wd smpt?

Valium WD: Not now: You have not been on valium long enough to develop any tolerance to it. If you were to stop it now i would not expect you to have any withdrawal whatsoever. If on the other hand you would stay on it for six weeks to two months then you would start experiencing at least some withdrawal and after three months withdrawal could become rather significant and it would have to be tapered down very gradually under the supervision of a physician. ...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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Can you explain if it's safe to mix diazepam and weed?

Not safe idea.: Mixing cannabis ; diazepam can ^ potential for side effects that include: problems with judgment, cognition ; concentration, as well as drowsiness ; dizziness. ...Read more

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