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Diazepam Overdose (Overview)

Valium (Diazepam) is a benzodiazapine medication that is used to treat anxiety. Valium overdose can cause blurred vision, slowed reflexes, respiratory problems, blue lips, ataxia, confusion, coma or death.


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Diphenhydramine overdose antidote?

Diphenhydramine overdose antidote?

911: Although death by Diphenhydramine overdose is uncommon, dangers associated with an overdose include cardiac arrhythmias, delirium, respiratory suppression, short-term memory loss, and urinary retention. The specific antidote for Diphenhydramine poisoning is physostigmine, usually given intravenously in a hospital. If you suspect Diphenhydramine overdose, contact emergency services (911). ...Read more

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Diazepam Overdose (Overview)

Valium (Diazepam) is a benzodiazapine medication that is used to treat anxiety. Valium overdose can cause blurred vision, slowed reflexes, respiratory problems, blue lips, ataxia, confusion, coma or death.


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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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Is ativan (lorazepam) addicting?

Is ativan (lorazepam) addicting?

Yes: Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazipine, this class of meds can be addicting, even small doses used over an extended period of time can be very difficult to stop. Some people take them as prescribe and find it very hard to stop, others can be more overtly addicted and continue to take higher and higher doses. In general best for short term use only. Try to avoid if history of addiction like alcohol. ...Read more

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Tranxene (clorazepate) withdrawal?

Tranxene (clorazepate)  withdrawal?

Can Be Serious: It depends on the length of time the person took tranxene (clorazepate) and the daily dose. If a person takes tranxene (clorazepate) everyday for at least month, he or she may have mild to moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms, again depending on the daily dose. The symptoms would be anxiety, irritability, tremors, insomnia and even withdrawal seizures. It is important to discuss slowly tapering off with your doctor. ...Read more

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What benzodiazepine is stronger: klonopin (clonazepam) or ativan (lorazepam)?

What benzodiazepine is stronger: klonopin (clonazepam) or ativan (lorazepam)?

They differ: Klonopin (clonazepam) is longer acting but takes just slightly longer to start working. Ativan works quicker but clears from your system quicker then Klonopin (clonazepam) although it can stay in your system for a while. ...Read more

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Can temazepam overdose cause death?

Can temazepam overdose cause death?

Yes: But i won't disclose how much or what with. ...Read more

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How dangerous is Ativan (lorazepam)?

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How dangerous is Ativan (lorazepam)?

Ativan (lorazepam): Mainly sedation, depends on dose. Also since it is short-acting, tolerance & abuse can develop with continued use. ...Read more

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Can taking Klonopin (clonazepam) cause hallucinations?

Can taking Klonopin (clonazepam) cause hallucinations?

Exceptionally rare: If it is involved in causing hallucinations, it would most likely be because of interactions with other medicines, or with drugs or alcohol. Alone, even as a disinhibition or "paradoxical" reaction, a hallucination would be very unlikely. Perhaps, you are talking about a brief hallucination just before sleep? That is possible. ...Read more

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Effects of Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Effects of Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Common effects: drowsinessvomiting •increased heart rate (tachycardia) or slow heart rate (bradycardia) •nauseadizzinessagitation •shakiness (tremor). •coma •seizures •delirium •hallucinations •high blood pressure (hypertension) •fainting •loss of life. ...Read more

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How is ativan (lorazepam)?

For what condition: Please give us a little more information. Otherwise you can look it up on wikipedia.Com and simply type in Ativan (lorazepam) if general information about the medication is all that you desire. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could an overdose of ativan (lorazepam) be fatal?

Could an overdose of ativan (lorazepam) be fatal?

DEFINITELY!!!!!!: Ativan (lorazepam) is a sedative/hypnotic agent. It can cause respiratory depression which means you stop breathing. Please seek help immediately if you or someone you know has taken an overdose or is planning on taking an overdose. This is not something to play around with at all! ...Read more

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What are the tests for diazepam overdose?

I dont know: Usually the coroner is doing them. But you see someone umresponsive and they have the drug in their system. ...Read more

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Alprazolam, diazepam, lorazepam, or clonazepam, which is better?

Alprazolam, diazepam, lorazepam, or clonazepam, which is better?

Benzodiazepines: The medications that you have listed are benzodiazepines and used to treat anxiety, panic disorders, seizures, and are sedatives. These medications vary in the onset of action, side effects and all can be habit forming. The best medication is the one that best fits the patients clinical problem. ...Read more

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Can someone overdose quickly on tranxene (clorazepate)?

Yes, but not quickly: Like any medication in its group, it is lethal in overdose. The problem with tranxene (clorazepate) is that people do not feel affected by it right away, and can continue taking more and more in quick succession. After a few hours, however, they realize that they are too sedated, but cannot quickly get it out of their body. ...Read more

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Ativan (lorazepam) and hyrdoxyzine together okay?

Ativan (lorazepam) and hyrdoxyzine together okay?

Ativan + Hydroxyzine: Both Ativan and Hydroxyzine are used for Anxiety and tension. Let the Wise Person in you ask: •Reasons for taking Ativan •Tolerance •Use of Alcohol •Stresses in life causing Anxiety and tension •Reasons to add Hydroxyzine See a Psychiatrist for: •Benefits and side effects •Tolerance and Habit forming of Ativan •Therapy for stresses of life •Breathing Relaxation •Music Relaxation •Meditation ...Read more

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Clonazepam .5 mg effect like xanax (alprazolam)?

Clonazepam .5 mg effect like xanax (alprazolam)?

Yes and no: Clonazepam and xanax (alprazolam) are benzodiazepines often used to treat anxiety-panic attcks, gad or ptsd. They are similar but xanax (alprazolam) is shorter acting and more potent than Clonazepam whixh is less strong and action lasts longer. Xanax (alprazolam) also can lead to addiction more than clonazepam. ...Read more

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Groggy! does anyone take large doses of klonopin (clonazepam) or lorazapam?

Groggy! does anyone take large doses of klonopin (clonazepam) or lorazapam?

Expect no different: If you take high doses (or even low doses) of either medication, it would not be uncommon for you to feel groggy. Both are benzodiazepines and are central nerve system depressants. They are designed to slow down your system and relax you. By so doing, however, they can make you tired, lethargic or sleepy. The higher the dose, the more sedating it becomes. Too high of dose can result in death. ...Read more

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Temazepam 15 mg equals how many xanax (alprazolam)?

Temazepam 15 mg equals how many xanax (alprazolam)?

Hard to say: Xanax (alprazolam) is much more potent than temazepam. You also have not shared the dosage of your xanax (alprazolam). I suggest discussing with your own physician, who knows what s/he gave you. If these have been obtained illegally, please don't use them. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for diazepam overdose?

I dont know: Usually the coroner is doing them. But you see someone umresponsive and they have the drug in their system. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diazepam overdose?

I dont know: Usually the coroner is doing them. But you see someone umresponsive and they have the drug in their system. ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: Diazepam overdose?

Diazepam OD: Valium (Diazepam) is a benzodiazapine medication that is used to treat anxiety. Valium overdose can cause blurred vision, slowed reflexes, respiratory problems, blue lips, ataxia, confusion, coma or death. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for diazepam overdose?

I dont know: Usually the coroner is doing them. But you see someone umresponsive and they have the drug in their system. ...Read more

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What could be the side effects of a small cetirizine and diazepam overdose?

What could be the side effects of a small cetirizine and diazepam overdose?

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

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Can you overdose on single diazepam, mixed with alcohol?

Can you overdose on single diazepam, mixed with alcohol?

Yes,: Depending on how much alcohol and how great your tolerance. ...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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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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What has a milder effect? 2 mg diazepam or 5 mg medazepam mitte?

2 mg of diazepam: Diazepam and medazepam are equipotent. 5 mg of diazepam equals 5 mg of medazepam. Their half-lives, especially of their active metabolites are equally as long. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How strong is Valium or diazepam?

How strong is Valium or diazepam?

Strong based on dose: Diazepam is usually prescribed in 2.5, 5 or 10 mg doses. The effect of the medication is dose dependent. It is a "rescue" mediciation, not a controller. If you are panicky, it will help you to relax. But there are medications which can help to prevent those anxious feelings in the first place, ssris. Never use diazepam with alcohol! ...Read more

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Can i take sulpiride with diazepam?

Adverse sedation : Sulpiride is an atypical antipsychotic used mainly in europe and japan for treatment of psychosis associated with schizophrenia. It is not approved for use in the us, canada or the uk. Diazepam is an antianxiety agent approved worldwide. The two drugs, where approved, should only be used together with great caution and monitering as there is a real potential for adverse sedation when combined. ...Read more

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Can you take fluanxol with diazepam?

Can you take fluanxol with diazepam?

Yes: Yes. It is a thioxanthine derivative and is a typical antipsychotic marketed outside the us. It's other name is flupenthixol and it may be taken with valium. ...Read more

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How long does diazepam withdrawal last?

How long does diazepam withdrawal last?

Long: Valium has a long half-life in your system (diazepam is 30—60 hours), and metabolic breakdown products of that last longer -- some up to 100 hours. This means that withdrawal symptoms can start within 5 days to 14 days, but can be delayed for up to 3 weeks (because of the breakdown products). You may need some medical help during this, because withdrawal from benzodiazepines can cause seizures. ...Read more

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I took alcohol 24 hours after diazepam?

I took alcohol 24 hours after diazepam?

May still be overlap: One should simply avoid alcohol altogether when taking prescription medications, especially tranquilizers such as diazepam, no matter how many days after. Diazepam has a bit of a long half life of 24hrs. This means that it is likely that there was still the possibility that the diazepam was in your system while you were drinking alcohol. Diazepine interacting with alcohol can cause strong fatigue. ...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 fluanxol and diazepam together?

Can you fluanxol and diazepam together?

Yes, if Rx'ed by Dr: If your dr recommends this, it can be used together. If you have questions or concerns, you should always ask them to your prescriber, and can also ask your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Is 5mg of diazepam considered a high dose?

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Valium: Nope, that is therapeutic dose, as prescribed. ...Read more

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