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Hello, I take valium 5mg, 3x a day as prescribed. I am searching for possibly a new benzodiazipine, what's your opinion on an equal dosing of librium?

Hello, I take valium 5mg, 3x a day as prescribed. I am searching for possibly a new benzodiazipine, what's your opinion on an equal dosing of librium?

10x3: You would take 10mg of librium 3x per day.
I would advise of course to check with your doctor first and make sure to understand that long term use of benzo's are generally not recommended except for very rare situations due to side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Valium (Definition)

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


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On 15mg of Valium a day. I want off benzos. Would Librium or Clorazepate be better to withdrawal from? Valium has a long half life, but not duration.

On 15mg of Valium a day. I want off benzos. Would Librium or Clorazepate be better to withdrawal from? Valium has a long half life, but not duration.

Clorazepate: Is usually better and easier to withdraw from it has a slightly shorter half life. An addictionologist would be able to help you. ...Read more

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How come librium doesn't work like valium?

How come librium doesn't work like valium?

A little different: It depends on the effect you're looking for. Librium and valium are both fairly long-acting benzodiazepines, but valium may be a little more potent as an anxiolytic. Valium may also be more lipid soluble, getting into the brain more quickly than librium. Librium's effect may be delayed also because the parent compound is less potent than its metabolites. ...Read more

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Is 10 mg librium as effective as 10 mg valium?

Is 10 mg librium as effective as 10 mg valium?

May be subjective: You may find that 10mg Librium is not as effective as 10mg of valium since they are not equivalent. However, such medications are prescribed based on symptom relief which is subjective so it may be enough in some people. Talk to a psychiatrist to get an answer tailored to your specific situation. ...Read more

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Is taking Valium or chlordiazepoxide better before seeinga dentist, if it is tmj?

Is taking Valium or chlordiazepoxide better before seeinga dentist, if it is tmj?

None: If you want the dentist to be able to diagnose the cause of your tmj/tmd, then you shouldn't take any medication the day you see him/her. ...Read more

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Will taking Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep make the 8 mg of Valium I take a day for pelvic pain, itching, and spasms less effective.

Will taking Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep make the 8 mg of Valium I take a day for pelvic pain, itching, and spasms less effective.

Don't combine both.: Don't take both Ambien (zolpidem) and valium. Have your doctor optimize a single agent as they function similarly. ...Read more

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Can I take Valium and trazodone on the same day?

Yes but sedating: These drugs are both sedating and could increase each other's sedating effects and possible effects on coordination, ability to drive safely, etc. But they don't interact in other dangerous ways. ...Read more

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I take 8 mg of ativan (lorazepam) a day I have 60 10 mg tablets of Valium what's the best way to come off iam only prescribed 4mg of ativan (lorazepam) a day?

This is tricky: Brandsulli, this may not be something you can do on your own. Ativan (lorazepam) is short-acting; valium is long-acting. You may be able to use fewer valium/day and break them in half as you taper off. Bottom line: you need to talk to whoever is prescribing the Ativan (lorazepam) and look for something other than benzodiazepines to treat your anxiety. Ativan (lorazepam), valium and the like are for temporary use. ...Read more

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Valium 10 mg up to 4 x per day for anxiety how far apart should I take doses Ie every 4 hours?

Valium 10 mg up to 4 x per day for anxiety how far apart should I take doses Ie every 4 hours?

Get Help: This is going to kill you, eventually. You need to see your family doctor or an addiction medicine specialist to ease your anxiety and help wean you off such high doses of Valium. You can do it!

Best wishes... ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 5mg Melatonin with my Valium at night? I take 15mg Valium a day total, 5mg of it at night. Is this safe?

Is it ok to take 5mg Melatonin with my Valium at night? I take 15mg Valium a day total, 5mg of it at night. Is this safe?

Melatonin and valium: The real question is why you are taking either of these.
A consult with a Psychologist would be a good idea.

No you are not crazy but Psychologists can add a lot to your overall health. ...Read more

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An shen bu xin wan is it ok to take with Zoloft (sertraline) 200mg and Valium 4mg a day?

An shen bu xin wan is it ok to take with Zoloft (sertraline) 200mg and Valium 4mg a day?

No research: Shen bu xin wan is a chinese herb used for symptomatic relief of palpitations. It has been used in insomnia, anemia and anxiety. Unfortunately there no double blind studies showing that it even works. It is unclear what are active ingredients. Talk to your psychiatrist before you go on any herbal supplements. ...Read more

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I take Valium 5mg 3x's a day & it works for my panic disorder. I feel like my life is back. Is it ok amount to take? It's an embarrassing disorder.

Not the solution: Valium is, in no way, a cure or solution for your anxiety problem. It is a temporary panacea. I would encourage you to do the internal work it will be to come to resolution of what is behind your anxiety. Work on curing the problem and not just covering it up. ...Read more

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Been on some form of Benzo daily for two years for panic disorder. Down to 17.5mg Valium from 30mg a day. Even if it takes longer, can I taper slowly?

Been on some form of Benzo daily for two years for panic disorder. Down to 17.5mg Valium from 30mg a day. Even if it takes longer, can I taper slowly?

Yes: You can taper as slowly as you are comfortable with in consultation with your doctor. While tapering, it is a good idea to learn other techniques for dealing with anxiety and panic. Consider seeing a therapist to help you with this. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 20 mg Nexium 24 hour if you take 2 mg Valium once a day?

Is it safe to take 20 mg Nexium 24 hour if you take 2 mg Valium once a day?

Yes: Just take them at different times of day. Nexium will be most effective taken 30 minutes before your largest meal of the day ...Read more

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Can one take Valium (5-10mg/day max, only as needed) and (Bayer) aspirin (regular dose, one pill 3-4 times a day) together for one week?

Can one take Valium (5-10mg/day max, only as needed) and (Bayer) aspirin (regular dose, one pill 3-4 times a day) together for one week?

Yes, usually okay.: Very low to almost no potential for problems from taking Valium and aspirin as you described for one week, though 5 mg of Valium twice a day rather than 10 mg once a day may provide somewhat better control of anxiety. Suggest avoiding Valium and similar medications if you have a personal or family history of alcohol problems due to high potential for addiction. ...Read more

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Severe insomnia take 5 mg valium/ 10 mg baclofen b4 bed. Wake 3 4 the day. If I don't take anything I don't sleep. I tried for three weeks. Why?

Severe insomnia take 5 mg valium/ 10 mg baclofen b4 bed. Wake 3 4 the day. If I don't take anything I don't sleep. I tried for three weeks. Why?

Sleep problems: It's not clear from your info, what kind of evaluation you've had for your insomnia. There are multiple possible causes for this, and effective treatment requires accuracy. Valium and Baclofen are sedating, but aren't meant to be relied on as sleeping pills. They can also lead to tolerance and rebound insomnia on stopping. Please see your doctor, and/or a psychiatrist or sleep medicine doc. ...Read more

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Quitting marijuana, and really trying to get off Valium. Been on benzos for 3 years, at 12.5mg Val. A day. Can I take L-Theanine and melatonin to help?

Get supervision: You are trying to change lots of things at the same time which seems like a positive step. However, if you have been taking Valium consistently for three years, you want to go off with a doctor's help. Stopping abruptly could lead to other problems, among them seizures. The supplements that you mentioned can be helpful, but not in place of supervision. ...Read more

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I take 5mg valium, 7.5mg zimovane, 15mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and 15mg remeron at night. The following day I have nagging headache. Should I take some during the day.

I take 5mg valium, 7.5mg zimovane, 15mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and 15mg remeron at night. The following day I have nagging headache. Should I take some during the day.

Depends: I am not sure for what condition you are prescribed these medications. It might be better to take them at different times. I suggest you discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have Panic Disorder, and take Valium (8mg/day) and Lexapro (escitalopram) (20mg/day). I drink coffee every morning. Seems to add to anxiety. Best to give it up?

I have Panic Disorder, and take Valium (8mg/day) and Lexapro (escitalopram) (20mg/day). I drink coffee every morning. Seems to add to anxiety. Best to give it up?

Yes: Many patients who are highly anxious are very sensitive to coffee and products which have caffeine. In those cases it is usually recommended to minimize or even better, totally eliminate such products from your diet. There are also non-medication interventions that can be of benefit, such as meditation, mindfulness, progressive muscle relaxation, and yoga. Hope this is helpful. All the best. ...Read more

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I have SEVERE OCD, & panic disorder. I take 8mg Valium a day, today switched to Paxil (paroxetine) from Lexapro. Worried about SFX, but don't really care if helps?

I have SEVERE OCD, & panic disorder. I take 8mg Valium a day, today switched to Paxil (paroxetine) from Lexapro. Worried about SFX, but don't really care if helps?

Medication effects: You are a Precious Human Being!
Using Valium with Lexapro may increase dizziness, confusion, impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination.
Both Lexapro and Paxil (paroxetine) may make depression worse; stopping Lexapro quickly may have withdrawal symptoms.
For evaluation of these and for treatment of severe OCD and Panic Disorder, please go to ER for Diagnosis and Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment. ...Read more

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It's my 2nd day of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 20 mg today. Have a job interview at 3 pm. I sometimes take 5 mg of Valium before stressful situations like this; is it ok?

Prescriber: Whether Valium is a useful medicine for you, under what circumstances, in combination with what other medicines -- this needs to be decided by you and your prescriber. ...Read more

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Insomnia at night then fatigue and lack of energy during the day and I take Valium at night?

Depression?: Ekennard,
do you not deserve a thorough evaluation. Talk to you pcp for a consultation with a well trained psychiatrist.
Keep in mind (1) valium is for short term anxiety, (2) physical difficulties must be ruled out as part of your evaluation.
Time is on your side! Wish you the best! ...Read more

Dr. Lance Longo
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Chlordiazepoxide (Definition)

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


Dr. Shari Jackson
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Librium (Definition)

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