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Hydroxyzine And Valium
Is it safe to mix hydroxyzine and valium? E.g. 5mg valium in the morning, then hydroxyzine at night? If on it do you still need to take zyrtec 4allerg
Ok: Since you are taking hydroxyzine at night, it is fine as long as you are not working a nightshift since this may make you drowsy. Zyrtec is simply a more pure form of hydroxyzine with less drowsiness effect and thus you may not need to take a Zyrtec for allergy. However it can be added if necessary. ...Read more
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
I took an Valium 5mg tablet and Hydroxyzine HCl 25mg at 6pm can I take my 10mg Ambien (zolpidem) now 1030pm?
Ambien (zolpidem): Ambien (zolpidem) should be taken no longer than a few days in a row. You need to coordinate your care with one MD if you have access to 3 different CNS depressant medications. Respiratory depression can occur. Also all have withdrawal states and can precipitate clinical depression. ...Read more
Is Hydroxyzine addictive at all? Prescribed 50mg 3x a day as needed, helping me sleep. I also take 17.5mg Valium but am weaning off very slowly.
I'm taking one 25 mg tablet of hydroxyzine for itching rash daily before bed. Would like to take a 5mg tablet of valium this afternoon. Would this be OK?
Talk to your doctor : You need close medical supervision if on this combination of medication. Sedation and respiratory suppression are the main concerns. Don't do it alone. Seek medically supervised detox. ...Read more
Itching: You probably need to see an allergist to identify the cause of the itch. Sometimes it can be an allergy or a skin condition or an immune problem. Some tests are warranted at your age to find the problem. ...Read more
Tranquilizer: 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, and may impair driving. ...Read more
All medications, whether branded or generic, sold in the United States, are required by the food and drug administration (fda) to have plus or minus twenty per cent of the stated dose to be legal.
So a medication which states 10mg can have between 8 and 12 mgs, which for some patients, may make a noticeable difference in their treatment. But 50 % difference should not be possible. ...Read more
The slower the bette: When it comes to tapering someone off valium, i take it very slowly. I do not want to see one of my patients lulled into the false security that they can quickly taper off valium only to have them have a seizure 2 to 4 weeks later. Valium is a very long acting drug. Without knowing what type of anxiety you're being treated for, it is difficult for me to state that you should take an antidepressant . There have been some reports of using tegretol, an anticonvulsant in the long-term use of valium withdrawal to improve patient compliance and comfort during the long withdrawal process. Please lower valium under the direction of your psychiatrist. Take it slowly especially as you get down to lower amounts or withdrawal typically becomes more difficult. I wish you the best in this process and know that you can come off of the medication given proper emotional and if necessary medicinal support. ...Read more
Valium & prednisone?: Most importantly, be certain that every doc knows ur full med list. there's no formal interaction between these2 meds. Prednisone can have psychiatric side effects, which you should be monitored for. Valium should not be stopped without a docs instruction. Best to check with ur doc to find out what's right for you. Get well soon!:) ...Read more
Not common: I would wonder if the allergy is to the inactive ingredient in the tablet of diazepam as opposed to an allergy to diazepam itself because it is an uncommon allergy although i suppose it is possible. A more common consideration would be an adverse behavioral change related to the administration of diazepam including severe disinhibition or aggression. Stay safe! ...Read more
Yes: An overdose of Hydroxyzine can cause shortness of breath, dilated pupils, problems urinating, blurred vision, low blood pressure, rapid heart rate, seizures, dizziness, delirium, coma, etc. If you are having any thoughts of taking an overdose you can call the national suicide prevention lifeline phone number 27/7 at 1-800-273-8255. Or have a friend, relative or 911 transport you to the nearest er. ...Read more
Not the best: The problem with putting any medication in a drink or food is that you never know how much gets into the child. You will probably be giving less than the effective dose. This is a site for tips on getting kids to take yucky medicine. http://ramseypediatric.com/pediatrics-blog/yucky-medicine-tips-how-can-you-get-children-to-take-their-medicine/. ...Read more
Definitely: Many drugs promote falling. Valium and all the members of its class can promote falling through multiple mechanisms including loss of coordination, relaxation of muscles and lack of clear thinking. If you are not tired before taking benzos, this risk is present. When tired, the risk is magnified. ...Read more