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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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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 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

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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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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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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 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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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 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

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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).Whats cause?

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

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