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Hello can I take a sleeping tablet 5 hours after taking 5mg of diazepam?

Hello can I take a sleeping tablet 5 hours after taking 5mg of diazepam?

Better not to take: Diazepam has rapid onset of action, but it has a very long half life, from 1-3 days. Diazepam at a dosage of 5mg. Can cause significant problems with alertness and motor functioning, eg. Driving a motor vehicle. Taking a sleep medication, 5 hrs after taking diazepam, may lead to significant CNS depression and problems with coordination and balance. So, taking a sleep medication is not recommended. ...Read more

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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

Interstitial Cystitis is also known as Painful bladder syndrome. Interstitial cystitis is a chronic disease of the bladder, causing pain, for which the cause is presently unknown. It is associated with urinary frequency, urgency and waking at night to urinate. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, in that other causes of bladder pain/urgency/frequency should be excluded first. Ic can be ...Read more


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Differences in ativan 5mg and Xanax 1 mg and diazepam 10 mg?

Differences in ativan 5mg and Xanax 1 mg and diazepam 10 mg?

Depends: These antianxiety meds can cause dose related levels of drowsiness or even coma. How someone reacts will depend of his/her metabolic enzyme system. The Ativan dose should be closer to 1mg for it to be equivalent to the other two meds. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 5mg oral diazepam before having IV midazolam?

Is it safe to take 5mg oral diazepam before having IV midazolam?

Maybe: Depends on you, your age, procedures, etc. Need to tell the docs who plan on giving you the IV midazolam- may affect the dose they give you (you may have a tolerance for these drugs, if taken regularly). They may say yes...Or no. ...Read more

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Hi, I suffer from RLS and my doctor has prescribed diazepam 5mg a night, had 15mg, no relief. Can I take more.

Hi, I suffer from RLS and my doctor has prescribed diazepam 5mg a night, had 15mg, no relief. Can I take more.

Not advised: You must be very careful with medication especially one like valium which is a benzodiazepine that can cause respiratory depression/sedation if too much is taken. There are other medications available for RLS such as mirapex. I would also have your iron level checked as RLS symptoms occur with even mild iron depletion. ...Read more

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I have insomnia and had been using Ambien for a while. I have to take 4x 10mg tabs just to get to sleep. I have spoken with my pcp and am now trying diazepam 4x (5mg) any helpful advise.

I have insomnia and had been using Ambien for a while. I have to take 4x 10mg tabs just to get to sleep. I have spoken with my pcp and am now trying diazepam 4x (5mg) any helpful advise.

Withdraw: You have a serious problem. Physical and emotional habituation are likely. Diazepam is worse than ambien. Look for alternatives with a sleep medicine physician's help. If there is an underlying physical disorder of sleep, a polysomnogram may diagnose something that can be specifically treated. Behavioral measures ("sleep hygiene") may also help, such as regularizing when you go to sleep daily. ...Read more

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If taking citalopram 20mg and 5mg diazepam....for 7 months....can it lead to poor sleep quality?

If taking citalopram 20mg and 5mg diazepam....for 7 months....can it lead to poor sleep quality?

Great Question!: Citalopram is a good antidepressant. Sometimes patients experience insomnia due to the stimulating effect of their medicine. Another possibility is an under-treated or partial response to your medicine resulting in your poor sleep. Also, diazepam can trigger a rebound insomnia. You will want to talk to your doctor to sort out what is going on that is causing you to have poor sleep quality. ...Read more

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What is the effect of taking 5mg diazepam with a beer, 2 units. Does alcohol increase the sedative effect ?

Depends: The effects of alcoholic beverages can be potentiated with the consumption of diazepam. That is the effects can be multiplied. This is not a good practice to follow. The FDA recommends these not be used together. ...Read more

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I am 10mg of diazepam 15 mg of Lexapro and 15mg remeron and 7.5 zimovane.I take 5mg diazepam in the morning and the rest at night.feel tired and grogg?

I am 10mg of diazepam 15 mg of Lexapro and 15mg remeron and 7.5 zimovane.I take 5mg diazepam in the morning and the rest at night.feel tired and grogg?

I can understand: why you feel groggy the next day. You are on some sedating medications. Please let the prescribing psychiatrist know so that your medications can be optimized. Take care. ...Read more

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Diazepam (Definition)

Diazepam belongs to the benzo family and has a long 1/2 life in the body. It is used for anxiety and muscle spasms. Neuro docs like to use it for patients with ms and stroke for muscle relaxation. It can also be used rectally for ...Read more


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