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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Hi ' I've shaved 5mg of my original 20mg a day over 4 months ' am I doing well ? It's diazepam.

Yes: If you are feeling well, this is great. Benzos should be taken and weaned off of with caution. It sounds like you are doing this. I would encourage you to do,this,with your doctor's supervision . Continue to explore alternative ways to manage your,anxiety. Sounds like you are on a good path. ...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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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/dangerous to mix diazepam approx 30-40mg and 7.5mg zopiclone within a few hours of eachother?

Is it safe/dangerous to mix diazepam approx 30-40mg and 7.5mg zopiclone within a few hours of eachother?

Valium/zopiclone: Very sedating at this high dose. Best to consult the prescribing doctor. ...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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Been on diazepam for 2 months for severe injury and wanting to wean off! What would be the proper way to wean off if I've taken 5mg 3x a day?

Been on diazepam for 2 months for  severe injury and wanting to wean off! What would be the proper way to wean off if I've taken 5mg 3x a day?

Valium taper: You need a schedule of slow tapering while closely monitoring for withdrawal symptoms. Your doctor can help you with this. For my patients I use schedule of tapering by 5% of daily dose every 4-7 days, and if not successful, I try the Phenobarb detox. ...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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How strong is Valium or diazepam?

How strong is Valium or diazepam?

Strong based on dose: Diazepam is usually prescribed in 2.5, 5 or 10 mg doses. The effect of the medication is dose dependent. It is a "rescue" mediciation, not a controller. If you are panicky, it will help you to relax. But there are medications which can help to prevent those anxious feelings in the first place, ssris. Never use diazepam with alcohol! ...Read more

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Can i take sulpiride with diazepam?

Adverse sedation : Sulpiride is an atypical antipsychotic used mainly in europe and japan for treatment of psychosis associated with schizophrenia. It is not approved for use in the us, canada or the uk. Diazepam is an antianxiety agent approved worldwide. The two drugs, where approved, should only be used together with great caution and monitering as there is a real potential for adverse sedation when combined. ...Read more

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Can you take fluanxol with diazepam?

Yes: Yes. It is a thioxanthine derivative and is a typical antipsychotic marketed outside the us. It's other name is flupenthixol and it may be taken with valium. ...Read more

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How long does diazepam withdrawal last?

How long does diazepam withdrawal last?

Long: Valium has a long half-life in your system (diazepam is 30—60 hours), and metabolic breakdown products of that last longer -- some up to 100 hours. This means that withdrawal symptoms can start within 5 days to 14 days, but can be delayed for up to 3 weeks (because of the breakdown products). You may need some medical help during this, because withdrawal from benzodiazepines can cause seizures. ...Read more

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I took alcohol 24 hours after diazepam?

I took alcohol 24 hours after diazepam?

May still be overlap: One should simply avoid alcohol altogether when taking prescription medications, especially tranquilizers such as diazepam, no matter how many days after. Diazepam has a bit of a long half life of 24hrs. This means that it is likely that there was still the possibility that the diazepam was in your system while you were drinking alcohol. Diazepine interacting with alcohol can cause strong fatigue. ...Read more

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Does ambian and diazepam work together?

Yes: Paroxetine and diazepam are two different types of medications used to treat anxiety. Diazepam is typically only used on a short-term basis, as it can be addictive and cause other side effects. Diazepam and paroxetine typically do not interact with each other. ...Read more

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Can you fluanxol and diazepam together?

Can you fluanxol and diazepam together?

Yes, if Rx'ed by Dr: If your dr recommends this, it can be used together. If you have questions or concerns, you should always ask them to your prescriber, and can also ask your pharmacist. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diazepam overdose?

What are the tests for diazepam overdose?

I dont know: Usually the coroner is doing them. But you see someone umresponsive and they have the drug in their system. ...Read more

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Are zolpidem and diazepam lethal together?

Depends upon dose: If taken ask prescribed there should be no problem. In overdose, i'll spare you the sickening details of suffering that can occur. If you are suicidal call 911 or go to the nearest er. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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