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Is 5mg of diazepam considered a high dose?

Is 5mg of diazepam considered a high dose?

Depends: In general, it s not a high dose. But for certain people (with respiratory problems, which you mentioned) it might be dangerous if used without consulting your dr. Plus, this class of meds have addictive potential, and valium accumulates in the body if taken daily. On top, benzodiazepines may worsen depression, memory and balance problems, and disrupt your sleep patterns. Consult your dr. ...Read more

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I have been taking 5mg of diazepam daily for approximately 7 months. She feels I should taper off by 1 mg every 2 weeks until down to 1mg. Agree?

I am sorry but: You aren't my patient. I don't know your full medical history (don't even know why you take diazepam). Because of this, i recommend that you go over a tapering plan with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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I've been taking 5mg of diazepam every night for 5 months. If i start taking 2.5 mg is that too much of a drop to wean? For how long before next drop?

Tapring diazepam: You can wean off yourself in 3 to 6 weeks. Your 1st step is right step that you are lowering dose to 2.5mg.Do that for 2 weeks and then go 2.5mg every other day for 2 weeks and then 2.5mg every 2 days for 1 week and then stop. ...Read more

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My buddy took a half of diazepam 5mg and he persists on drinking is he gunna be okay or should I dump the liquor?

My buddy took a half of diazepam 5mg and he persists on drinking is he gunna be okay or should I dump the liquor?

He will be drunker..: ...Than he would if he had not had the diazepam, that's for sure. Yes, if you are a good friend, you will not let him drink the liquor too. He'll thank you later! ...Read more

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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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Is it safe to take 7.5mg zopiclone with a diazepam 5mg?

No: You should not mix these two medications. Take one or the other in order to avoid adverse reactions. They are both sedating. Take care! ...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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I take 10mg of lexapro.4mg diazepam and 7.5mg of zimovane each night.I feel groggy all next day.If i reduced to 5mg lexapro.Would it help?

Diazepam is more : Sedating than Lexapro for several reasons.Discus any change of meds with your perscribing physician, which goes without saying. ...Read more

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