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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

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


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Two hours ago I took 4mg diazepam. When will it be safe to take pain medication containing total of 30mg codeine.

Two hours ago I took 4mg diazepam. When will it be safe to take pain medication containing total of 30mg codeine.

4-6 hours: Diazepam and codeine have additive sedative effects. So to be careful not to get interactions, I would wait 4-6 hours before taking the codeine. You must be careful as they both can make you tipsy, stumble or fall. So to prevent any side effects separate their use by 4-6 hours. ...Read more

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I am on 10mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) daily and 8mg of diazepam. Some days I feel great and other I feel nervous and jittery. Is this normal on these medications.

I am on 10mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) daily and 8mg of diazepam. Some days I feel great and other I feel nervous and jittery. Is this normal on these medications.

May: This combination has been reported to cause dizziness and trouble concentrating. Limit use of alcohol and tell your doctor about the symptoms and any supplements you may be taking. ...Read more

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Found 2 medications that take away my mystery chronic body pain the day after taking them. Doxylamine succinate And diazepam, what could pain cause be?

Take a deep breath: Some good news and some that can be difficult. The good news: You've found things that work, there's nothing seriously wrong or likely to worsen. The hard stuff is that you're suffering from tension/anxiety. The antihistamine helps you get better rest which can help neck and eye pain but can make you groggy. The Valium calms you but is best for specific stressful events. Find CBT therapy for help. ...Read more

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What allergy medication is safe to take if I am on diazepam and copd?

What allergy medication is safe to take if I am on diazepam and copd?

Several: Claritin, (loratadine) Allegra and zyrtec are safe and tend to cause less drowsiness than other antihistamines. Excessive drowsiness with diazepam can occur with chlorpheniramine or brompheniramine which are in many over the counter allergy medications. There is a theoretic concern of thickening sputum and causing more airflow obstruction. ...Read more

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I have copd. What kind of allergy medication is safe to take with diazepam?

I have copd. What kind of allergy medication is safe to take with diazepam?

Most new ones: Antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine), Allegra (fexofenadiine) and even zyrtec (cetirizine) are safe to take with other medications in persons with copd. It's best to avoid antihistamines that cause drowsiness (like benadryl) as this side effect may be worsened with diazepam. The most effective treatment for nasal allergies is nasal steroid sprays with no interaction with diazepam. ...Read more

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Could you advise what allergy medication is safe to take with diazepam and copd?

Could you advise what allergy medication is safe to take with diazepam and copd?

Med interaction: There are many medications that are used to treated allergies. I supposed your question mentioning about over the counter allergy medications. They are usually safe to take together with diazepam and when you have a diagnosis of copd. First generation otc allergy med like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is also drowsy so precaution should be taken when you also take diazepam. ...Read more

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Going on holiday, panic attacks and anxiety on plane, what medication safe to take for it when ttc, usually have diazepam.

Going on holiday, panic attacks and anxiety on plane, what medication safe to take for it when ttc, usually have diazepam.

A totally different: Idea. Consider auricular acupuncture before flights. Very tiny needles are used which remain in the ears for up to 7 days. This is highly effective & would have no negative impacts on pregnancy. See you are receiving behavioral therapy. If you aren't receiving cognitive behavioral therapy - that is a great idea. ...Read more

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I've been on a lot of medication including 6 weeks of clarithomycin 2wk 500mg 4wk 250mg. X8 cocodamol. Naproxen, diazepam. Can this delay my period?

I've been on a lot of medication including 6 weeks of clarithomycin 2wk 500mg 4wk 250mg. X8 cocodamol. Naproxen, diazepam. Can this delay my period?

Being sick: Those medication aren't necessarily likely to affect your cycle, however any stress in your body can disrupt your hormone levels. Being sick may be more related to your missed period than your medications. ...Read more

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What medication is making me exhausted to the point it's hard to breath + skipped heart beats : lyrica, (pregabalin) diazepam or isotretinion? :. (miserable!

What medication is making me exhausted to the point it's hard to breath + skipped heart beats : lyrica, (pregabalin) diazepam or isotretinion? :. (miserable!

Any: Isotretinoin, Lyrica (pregabalin) and diazepam can all contribute to fatigue. Diazepam is a sedative and is most likely the cause. Also Isotretinoin can cause mood changes such as depression. Contact your doctors as soon as possible for evaluation and treatment. They may have you hold one or more medications until your symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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How long could you take diazepam (valium) before the drug is useless?

How long could you take diazepam (valium) before the drug is useless?

I don't understand?: I'm not really understanding your question, since valium is not "useless." the basic drug has a 30-60 hour half-life, and it has psychoactive breakdown products. This is one of the problems with it, especially in older people: it can build up and create longer-lasting sedation & cognitive issues than expected or desired. Tolerance can happen -- habituation, addiction, & withdrawal syndrome too. ...Read more

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How long should you take diazepam (valium) before the drug is rendered useless?

How long should you take diazepam (valium) before the drug is rendered useless?

Not so: Valium is not destined to become useless. Some people develop tolerance but most don't the time course is related to symptoms and if one is symptom free, then the suggestion is that you talk to your doctor about weaning off, but talk to your doctor before stopping. ...Read more

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Does diazepam taken on day interfere with general anasthetic drugs? To make ga last longer or misjudge dose etc?

The regular use: Of diazepam or even alcohol in the past means your liver and metabolic activity are revved up and they have to adjust the dose of anesthesia for your need and the length of surgery as you may wake up from the anesthesia sooner. ...Read more

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Could diazepam be detected in a urine drug screen if I have been taking clorazepate as well?

Yes, same metabolite: Both diazepam and clorazepate have a common metabolite oxazepam, but each also has other metabolites unique to each compound.
Also, both medicines have very long half-life and so can stay in your system for quite awhile.
Be safe and be good. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any other drugs besides diazepam and Librium that can be used to taper clonazepam?

Yes: There are other drugs that can be used, but one would need your medical history and pharmacology history to make the changes.

this is something you should be discussing with your providing DR. ...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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I have tried diazepam, zolpidem, zopiclone and now temazepam and I am still not sleeping. Why do these drugs have no effect? Insomnia is debilitating

I have tried diazepam, zolpidem, zopiclone and now temazepam and I am still not sleeping. Why do these drugs have no effect? Insomnia is debilitating

Stop the pills: Rather than taking another pill I think you need to step back and be evaluated for the diagnosis of insomnia. Your sleep pattern has to be analyzed your blood needs to be drawn. There is a lot of evaluation that must be done before the rare diagnosis of insomnia can be made. Start over ...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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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

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Any advice on how to safely stop taking diazepam?

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

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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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What is the most appropriate generic diazepam in us?

No way to know: Since generic benzodiazepines are typically not monitored closely by any regulatory agency, it is impossible to state with certainty which of the benzodiazepine products would yield the most consistent potency. ...Read more

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What dosage of diazepam is best for a 210 lb female?

What dosage of diazepam is best for a 210 lb female?

Dosing: Not always determined by weight and takes into account other meds and health factors. Often start low and titrate according to effect. ...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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