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What are some alternatives to dalmane (flurazepam)?

What are some alternatives to dalmane (flurazepam)?

Dalmane (flurazepam): Not sure why u are switching if Dalmane was working for u, but discuss with your prescribing doctor the alternatives such as sleep hygiene, melatonin, ambien, (zolpidem) etc. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Flurazepam Hydrochloride (Definition)

Flurazepam hydrochloride is a long-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more


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Can I be tapering off dalmane (flurazepam)?

Can I be tapering off dalmane (flurazepam)?

Yes: Dalmane (flurazepam) aka Flurazepam is a long acting benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines may be addictive and should not be used long term, but they do have potentially serious withdrawal symptoms if stopped abruptly. You can definitely taper it, but make sure you do this under your doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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I've been taking dalmane (flurazepam) in the morning with my valium. Is this safe?

I've been taking dalmane (flurazepam) in the morning with my valium. Is this safe?

No: Both medications cause sedation and cause more sedation and dizziness when taken together risk of falls or accident unless you work at night and sleep during daytime. ...Read more

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Beer and dalmane (flurazepam) :) how is your afternoon?

Beer and dalmane (flurazepam) :) how is your afternoon?

Not good: Please don't do this. Mixing alcohol and a benzodiazepine like Dalmane (flurazepam) is definitely not a good idea. Both are central nervous symptom depressants and will impair reaction time and other conscious activities. With enough of them together could lead to becomng unconscios or even be fatal. ...Read more

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Is dalmane (flurazepam) effective for sleeping?

Is dalmane (flurazepam) effective for sleeping?

Dalmane (flurazepam): Yes, but recommend using it on "as needed" basis & only under direct supervision by your prescribing doc. Many other alternative sleep aids are available that would not cause dependency in the long run. ...Read more

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I'm prescribed 30 mg of dalmane (flurazepam) for sleep at night. What are some side effects of it?

I'm prescribed 30 mg of dalmane (flurazepam) for sleep at night. What are some side effects of it?

Dalmane (flurazepam): It is a long-acting hypnotic which can lead to dependence & daytime sedation if used on regular basis. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Dalmane (flurazepam) for insomnia and Zyrtec together every night? I have chronic insomnia and the combination helps me sleep

Is it ok to take Dalmane (flurazepam) for insomnia and Zyrtec together every night? 
I have chronic insomnia and the combination helps me sleep

Medication effects: Using Zyrtec with Dalmane (flurazepam) may increase dizziness, difficulty concentration, impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination.
Let Wise Woman within you reflect Stresses causing insomnia.
Consider:
Avoid •Alcohol •OTC Sleep aids

Exercise or Yoga in the evening

Before sleeping,
•Close that day’s Chapter in Book of Life

•Visual imagery of National Parks
•Breathing Relaxation
•Therapy ...Read more

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I have blurry vision take belladonna alkaloids for ab pain, celiac. But vidion worse. Am 50. Take armour thyroid, dalmane (flurazepam).What's cause?

I have blurry vision take belladonna alkaloids for ab pain, celiac. But vidion worse. Am 50. Take armour thyroid, dalmane (flurazepam).What's cause?

Vision after 50: Loss of reading vision occurs in most people between 40 and 50 and is due to presbyopia. Reading glasses are in order. Belladonna used commonly for stomach problems exaggerates this phemenon. If your vision is blurry in the daistance as well you are probably far-sighted and need distance glasses as well. Belladonna definitely makes this worse. ...Read more

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I used flurazepam for 4 days. But now I have new job and one of the conditions is a urine drug test. For how long can flurazepam be detected?

I used flurazepam for 4 days. But now I have new job and one of the conditions is a urine drug test. For how long can flurazepam be detected?

Usually gone soon: The benzodiazepines are usually gone from the blood after light use in a few days. If this actually is detected, consider simply fessing up and say you took a friend's sleeping pill -- Flurazepam isn't one of the much-abused meds, though of course it's not wise to take it unprescribed. Good luck with your job. ...Read more

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When withdrawing from 60 mg. Flurazepam, how long does it stay in my body?

When withdrawing from 60 mg. Flurazepam, how long does it stay in my body?

A good while.: Can be detected for quite some time. Up to a month or more. Benzodiazepines accumulate in your fat so depends upon how long you have been taking them and how much fat you have. ...Read more

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What is the highest legal prescription dose of diphenahydramine? I have insomnia, and when I didn't have money for my prescription flurazepam 30 mg, I took benadryl. Reading somewhere that 200 mg was the max prescription dose, I've been taking it for mont

What is the highest legal prescription dose of diphenahydramine? I have insomnia, and when I didn't have money for my prescription flurazepam 30 mg, I took benadryl. Reading somewhere that 200 mg was the max prescription dose, I've been taking it for mont

There : There is no "legal" dose of any medication. Recommended maximum doses are listed in plain view on medicine containers. Exceeding those recommended doses significant increases the chances of experiencing an adverse side effect which could include death. You need to be discussing your medication use with you physician as exceeding recommended does or combining medications can have unintended consequences even in the healthiest individuals. ...Read more

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What is the medication pilocarpine hydrochloride used for?

What is the medication pilocarpine hydrochloride used for?

Couple of uses: Pilocarpine eye drops are used to treat glaucoma by lowering eye pressure. It is an old medication and is infrequently used today because of undesirable side effects, such as constriction of the pupil and headache. It is also used sometimes before certain eye procedures. Pilocarpine is also in salagen, an oral medication used for dry mouth as it stimulates salivation. ...Read more

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Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) an effective medication for anxiety?

Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) an effective medication for anxiety?

Yes: Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) is a new class of antidepressant. I have found it useful for anxiety as well as depression. It has different side effects than the others so might benefit people who didn't tolerate others well. No weight gain and maybe less sexual dysfunction, but can cause a lot of nausea and diarrhea and must be taken with food. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: diltiazem hydrochloride?

Please describe the medication: diltiazem hydrochloride?

Diltiazem: Diltiazem is a medicine which lowers the blood pressure but also lowers the heart rate. This gives it an extra advantage but also means that people on this drug should be monitored by a cardiologist for slow heart rates. There are also multiple drug interactions with this drug. It is quite safe when prescribed by an eerie need doctor. ...Read more

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Is a highly serotonergic medication such as viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) more prone to cause sedation or stimulation?

Is a highly serotonergic medication such as viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) more prone to cause sedation or stimulation?

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride): The side effect profile of this medication is more stimulating than sedating. However, individuals vary, and some do have sedation side effects with this medication. ...Read more

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Why take low dosage of blood pressure medication 12.5 mg of hydrochloride if my blood pressure jumped around but was never high.

Why take low dosage of blood pressure medication 12.5 mg of hydrochloride if my blood pressure jumped around but was never high.

It depends: It may actually be for your kidneys, but not highly likely. More likely, it is to lower the "peaks" of your blood pressure, so they do not get as high. If you see #s >140 / >90, then your doc is likely doing this. If not, then you should ask your doc the rationale for the med since nothing is risk-free. ...Read more

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I too am allergic to hydrochloride. What pain medications do not contain this ingredient?

I too am allergic to hydrochloride.  What pain medications do not contain this ingredient?

Not this: It would be unlikely that you are allergic to hydrochloride which is actually the salt binding to the active molecule. Perhaps you meant hydrocodone which is often not tolerated. If so, tramadol may be a reasonable choice. ...Read more

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Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) a good medication for depression?

Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) a good medication for depression?

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride): It is fairly new, produced by same company that makes Lexapro (escitalopram) (forest) & it seems to work for some, with few side-effects, if dosed correctly as per package insert (10 mg. Then 20 then 40 per day). ...Read more

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I know brintellix and viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) are both very new. Is it safe to try such new medication without there being alot of studies done? Side effects?

I know brintellix and viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) are both very new.  Is it safe to try such new medication without there being alot of studies done? Side effects?

Yes: For a medication to be sold in the USA, it has to be approved by the FDA, (federal drug administration), which makes the Drug Co. go thru very rigorous trials to prove they are effective and "save" in human subjects. But as the drugs are tested in a limited amount of individuals, when ten of thousands of patients try them they could have more rare or idiosyncratic adverse effects. ...Read more

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Is there a medication that can be taken with viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) to help imporve (actually bring back) my sex drive? I have listed my medications. Thank you

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is there a medication that can be taken with viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) to help imporve (actually bring back) my sex drive? I have listed my medications. Thank you

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride): Although I don't have the list of all your medications, it would be best to discuss options with your prescribing doctor. There are several medications to add on or replace viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) if side effects are an issue. ...Read more

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Meclizine hydrochloride is it good for tinnitus? I bought Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) All Day and it has 25 mg of that ingredient. How should I take this medication?

Meclizine hydrochloride is it good for tinnitus? I bought Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) All Day and it has 25 mg of that ingredient. How should I take this medication?

For dizziness: To my knowledge, meclizine is an antihistamine (blocks H1 receptors and has anti-cholinergic properties. I gave always prescribed it for dizziness, not aware that it can impact tinnitus though I suppose nothing is impossible. ...Read more

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I just started viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). I am weaning off pristiq. I have been having severe headaches. Could the new medication cause this? Or from decreasing pristiq?

I just started viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). I am weaning off pristiq. I have been having severe headaches. Could the new medication cause this? Or from decreasing pristiq?

Headache from meds: There are many causes of severe headache. Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) can cause headaches as can weaning from pristiq. But, interestingly, viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) has also been used to avoid the Pristiq related headache issue! Contacting the doctor who prescribed these medications is vital so that the doctor can immediately diagnose and treat the cause of the "severe headache" which may or may not be related to medication use. ...Read more

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Is it true viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) causes seizures like wellbutrin does? I never had seizures bit don't want a medication that can cause one. How about brintellix?

Is it true viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) causes seizures like wellbutrin does?  I never had seizures bit don't want a medication that can cause one.  How about brintellix?

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) & seizures?: It's probably an oversimplification to say that viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) "causes" seizures. In some small percentage of the population, it can decrease seizure threshold. Although, it should be noted that most anti-depressants, albeit to widely varying degrees, decrease seizure threshold. The best thing to do is discuss your particular concerns & your risk/ benefit & side effect profile with your prescribing MD. ...Read more

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My sister was given lidocaine hydrochloride to rinse her mouth with. Should she swallow this medication.?

My sister was given lidocaine hydrochloride to rinse her mouth with.  Should she swallow this medication.?

No: She should spit this out after rinsing. It actually numbs the surface of the mucosa, so it wouldn't be great to swallow. ...Read more

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Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra

Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra

Yes: There are no contraindications with any medication, as far as I know. Magnesium is found in many foods, and magnesium deficiency has become more common, particularly with use of drugs like omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium) and similar drugs which markedly reduce stomach acid and impede magnesium absorption. ...Read more

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Is demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) 50mg a good pain managment drug? Please advise!

It is a good: Painkiller. Narcotic analgesics are the most efficacious agents available for relief of acute pain. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is opioid and good painkiller. When pain is accompanied by inflammation, NSAIDs are more effective than opioids in managing pain. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the drug buprenorphine hydrochloride?

Can you tell me about the drug buprenorphine hydrochloride?

Buprenorphine: This is a medication commonly used to treat opiate addiction, but is sometimes given for chronic pain. When used for opiate dependence it take the place of the abused opiate and is then slowly decreased. if you are needing treatment with buprenorphine then I would recommend naabt.org to assist in finding a physician allowed to prescribe it. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Dalmane (Definition)

Dalmane is a long-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more