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How Much Valium And Librium Can I Take A Day
Valium (diazepam) is an older benzodiazepine tranquilizer. It was the #1 prescribed drug (of any kind) in the us in the late 1960s but is used less now due to drug interactions and active metabolites. It is still used for anxiety and as "pre-medication" for uncomfortable medical and minor surgical procedures. It is habit-forming, should not be used with alcohol, ...Read more
5-HTP Maximum Dosage: A dose of 5HTP is usually about 300 milligrams once daily. This can also be divided up throughout the day (eg 100mg three times a day for total 300mg). It is typically recommended not to exceed 500mg per day however you should consult your physician prior to taking 5HTP in the first place. ...Read more
Doctor's instruction: do as your doctor instructed when he or she provided the prescription to you. ...Read more
Magnesium Intake/day: The food and nutrition board of the institute of medicine has set the acceptable upper intake level for magnesium supplements at 350-400 mg per day, which is the highest level of intake that is not apt to cause diarrhea or other gastrointestinal problems in most people. Your body absorbs between 1/3 and 1/2 of the magnesium you consume. Foods rich in magnesium include green leafy vegetables. ...Read more
How long after last dose of ativan (lorazepam) ( i take 6 mgs a day) is it safe for me to consume alcohol?
Took hydrocodone 7.5 mg, Feel awful, also take Ativan. How long until this wears off, and how long until I can take my Ativan? I know dont mix well.
NOT ADVISED to take: hydrocodone and benzodiazepines (such as Ativan/lorazepam) together. Monitor closely. Both increase sedation and the combination MAY lead to respiratory depression. Duration varies individually as many factors contribute. Rest until the effects wear off. Seek medical assistance if you experience respiratory depression (difficulty breathing). Best regards. Be safe. ...Read more
Harmful or addictive: Taking this class of drugs can be very addictive. Daily use can lead to dependence in as little as 3-4 weeks. Also 2mg is a pretty high dose. If using for long term. Talk with your PCP. And try to find a safer alternative ...Read more
Why do I have to take klonopin (clonazepam) twice a day? How long will it take for the drowsiness to go away?
I had shoulder surgery. How many 10/325 percocet can I take per day? How often can I take it and can I take 2 at a time?
Per prescription : You should only take the medication as prescribed by the doctor. Taking extra can be dangerous. ...Read more
Please call 911: Please call 911 or a close relative/friend to take you to ED . Not likely that 12 mg will do that, but it is possible. Please seek medical attention and also psychiatric help. No matter what the problem, there can always be a solution. ...Read more
Depends on the dose: The combination of the two drugs can be dangerous. Xanax (alprazolam) is a sedative, and oxycodone can cause respiratory depression, meaning you could get into a situation where you breathing is obstructed and you're too sedated to do anything about it. Talk the doctor prescribing these meds about whether taking any amount of the two together is safe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: The maximum is 400 mg/day with dosing divided every 4-6 hours. ...Read more
If i'm taking wellbutrin (bupropion) 100 mg a day how long will it take me to feel better and like myself? I've taken it before but it was XR kind.
Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) takes 4-6 weeks for effectiveness, but you may get some response before that. Your doctor may also need to gradually adjust your dosage. It may help you feel better -- learning to like yourself is an additional process best helped through psychotherapy. The medication can clear depressive feelings so that working through personal issues does not feel so overwhelming. ...Read more
I only took it for 3 days, so how long will it stay in my system. Prozac (fluoxetine) 20 mg. Also can I safely take my tramadol?
Prozac (fluoxetine): Prozac (fluoxetine)'s half life is up to 6-7 days but if you only took 3 doses, you didn't get much into you system. Trauma sol interacts with Prozac (fluoxetine) like drugs. It can increase the risk for the serotonin syndrome. If you are off Prozac (fluoxetine) 3 days you should be able to take tramadol. It is unlikely it would occur at your dose and duration ...Read more
Talk with your doc: Xanax (alprazolam) can be a difficult medication to wean from, depending on how long you've been using it. Please discuss this with your own physician, who can help you with a gradual plan. Also, you need to talk with your doctor about the condition for which xanax (alprazolam) was prescribed in the first place -- to make sure symptoms don't recur. If you were having anxiety, there are other ways to treat this. ...Read more
Wondering how to go about asking my doctor to try me on Xanax (alprazolam) instead of ativan since I have to take too much ativan to and it still doen't work fully?
Doesn't work fully?: I am wondering what you mean by that. What are you hoping Ativan or xanax (alprazolam) will fully treat? Bipolar disorder should be treated with a mood stabilizer. There are various kinds and most will help a great deal with anxiety as well. Chronic anxiety is best treated with meds other than xanax (alprazolam), which often creates more anxiety when it leaves your system than you may have had to begin with ! ...Read more
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