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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?
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
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
Dalmane (flurazepam) clearance: Up to 7-10 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Is it ok to take Dalmane (flurazepam) for insomnia and Zyrtec together every night? I have chronic insomnia and the combination helps me sleep
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.
•OTC Sleep aids
Exercise or Yoga in the evening
•Close that day’s Chapter in Book of Life
•Visual imagery of National Parks
•Therapy ...Read more
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 effects 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
I have blurry vision take belladonna alkaloids for ab pain, celiac. But vidion worse. Am 50.Take armour thyroid, dalmane (flurazepam).Whats 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
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more