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How safe is bromazepam?

How safe is bromazepam?

Fairly: We're not seeing deaths from its being used normally. I know a couple of psychiatrists and they are not big on benzodiazepines especially in the short run. Don't exceed the recommended dose or use it with alcohol or other depressing drugs. Everybody can benefit from learning new living skills and mental tricks and maybe life-situation changes so you won't be a slave to anxiety. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does a 3 mg of bromazepam work?

How long does a 3 mg of bromazepam work?

Anxiety,Bromazepam: I understand your need for relief from Anxiety.
Bromazepam is for treatment of Anxiety. Its effect can last for about 8hours.
If your anxiety is severe or interfering with your functioning in relationships, work or personal life, see a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects; and Therapy for stress in your life.
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How long lexilium or bromazepam stays in your system?

How long lexilium or bromazepam stays in your system?

It partially depends on your body mass.: The half-life of the medication is from 12 to 20 hours. This means by the end of the first day that you have stopped taking it probably half of the medication is out of your system. By the next day half of whatever left is i is gone from your system and so on. So it really depends on how much you are taking and how much fat stores you have to get rid of it entirely. I hope this gives you at least a ballpark figure ...Read more

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Can you take zolpidem and bromazepam together?

Probably: These medications are both in the same class and may potentiate one another. If your doctor has prescribed both then s/he has probably already considered this possible interaction. It would not hurt to call and ask. ...Read more

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I have been on lexotan 3mg for 17 years. I had been taking when I need it. But now my anxiety isn't good so I am taking it every day.

I have been on lexotan 3mg for 17 years. I had been taking when I need it. But now my anxiety isn't good so I am taking it every day.

Lexotan/bromazepam: Is a sedative, that acts on the same brain centers as alcohol. Both are calming, both are potentially addictive, and both can actually increase anxiety with long-term use. Anxiety is a natural response to danger -think 'fight or flight'- but when experienced every day, it's out of control. You can learn to control your anxiety w/cognitive-behavioral therapy rather than relying on a drug. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed lexotan 3mg for a week for anxiety. When the week is over will I feel better when I stop taking it? Would it fix what it had to?

Dr prescribed lexotan 3mg for a week for anxiety. When the week is over will I feel better when I stop taking it? Would it fix what it had to?

Not likely. SSRI's: Or any anti-depressant/anti-anxiety meds will mask the symptom or change your nervous system's way of experiencing it, but won't change much else. It will give you more confidence to deal with situations, if the med works, which is what you need to learn to do without the meds, sooner or later. If you have an underlying physical cause, you may need to stay on the meds longer. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take zolpidem and bromazepam together?

Yes: This combination should be safe if taken as your doctor prescribes. These are both benzodiazapines. They may potentiate one another. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take bromazepam 6mg occasionally before stressful situations?

Is it safe to take bromazepam 6mg occasionally before stressful situations?

If your doc agrees: If it is your doctor who chose the medication and the dosage then, things should be OK. 6 mg. is kind of middle of the road dose....should be OK....but driving or using hazardous machinery is a definite NO! NO! And combining with alcohol is more like, "Are you frickin' kidding me? ...Read more

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I use +/- one half bromazepam 3 times daily. Can I use GABA before going to bed? Thank you

I use +/- one half bromazepam 3 times daily. Can I use GABA before going to bed? Thank you

Maybe not...: Gaba is not a fda-approved medication, so it is not known for sure what effects and side effects GABA has. Since some people say GABA has neuro-psychiatric effects, it is probably not a good idea to be on GABA and prescription medication for anxiety, such as benzodiazepines, at the same time. ...Read more

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I am on lexotan 3mg for 17 years because I suffer anxiety. I feel I should take it every day. Is this a good idea.

I am on lexotan 3mg for 17 years because I suffer anxiety. I feel I should take it every day. Is this a good idea.

You may get: Differing input from different providers on this. Lexotan is for short-term treatment of anxiety or panic attacks. Some people do used benzodiazapines long term — however, when possible, I try to limit length of time my patients are on benzodizapines. ...Read more

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I take Lexilium(bromazepam) when I have anxiety. One pill 3mg maybe every third day for 4 months. Can I have withdrawal if I stop? How should I stop?

If you can, ask Dr.: If you can, contact the provider who made the Rx to get guidance on stopping. If not, that low a usage may be okay for you to cut back on your own. But don't just stop abruptly. Try once a week for a while and watch for reactions — a common one is increased anxiety. Don't worry, just move slowly toward one/month, then off if you feel okay. This is an issue w/ Rx(s) best considered up front. Best! ...Read more

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Took 15 3mg bromazepam over 2 months, built tolerance. Dr gave me 0.5klonopin worked wonders butmade me v irritable in wear off. What else can I take?

Took 15 3mg bromazepam over 2 months, built tolerance. Dr gave me 0.5klonopin worked wonders butmade me v irritable in wear off. What else can I take?

If you are not in : Withdrawal, you could take buspirone, escitalopram, effexor. Xr (venlafaxine), paxil(paroxetine, tofranil (imipramine) (Imipramine), gabapentin, hydroxyzine. Also, cognitive behavioral therapy, acupuncture, acupressure, cranial electric stimulation ces) proper exercise and diet, soothing music, pursuing hobbies, swimming, yoga, massage, relaxation exercises, meditation, practicing religion or spirituality. Try focusing on things that are going on outside of your mind instead of focusing inside of your mind. Develop an outward instead of an inward focus and start doing for othersso that you remain less focused on yourself. Develop a spirit of giving and returning to society. This will increase your self-esteem and make you feel more engaged. Best wishes for a blessed holiday season. ...Read more

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Tampered n stopped TCA 5 months ago. Tampered and stopped Lexotan 3 months ago. Everything good except very poor quality sleep since all meds stopped.

Tampered n stopped TCA 5 months ago. Tampered and stopped Lexotan 3 months ago. Everything good except very poor quality sleep since all meds stopped.

Sleep hygiene: If your sleep situation is good: quiet, dark, comfortable then you might try some OTC remedies such as Melatonin. If this is not successful talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take bromazepam while I am taking cephalexin?

Can I take bromazepam while I am taking cephalexin?

Antibiotics & meds: Bromazepam is a benzodiazepine similar to "Valium". It shouldn't have any major interaction with an antibiotic like cephalexin. I am more concerned, however, that you are even taking Bromazepam-- that's a very powerful medicine and I wonder if you really need it? In young women of child bearing age, you should be very careful with that. Hope your doctor knows all this! ...Read more

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I take trazodone, buspirone and bromazepam together. Lately I've lost interest in things that I used to enjoy. Why is this happening?

I take trazodone, buspirone and bromazepam together. Lately I've lost interest in things that I used to enjoy. Why is this happening?

Loss of interest: You are on an antidepressant and 2 anti-anxiety agents. Side effects can include drowsiness, dizziness, depression, slurred speech, etc. Trazodone can be sedating also, and may not be helping any depression you have. Please see your physician for a review of your situation and medications. Adjustments or changes may be needed. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of bromazepam? I have taken 3 pills of 3 mg 3 days in a row. Each pill a day. Should I be worried? I have anxiety disorder.

Anxiety: I understand your concern about Bromazepam.
It is a Benzodiazepine for anxiety symptoms.
It is ok to take 3 pills of 3 mg of Bromazepam 3 days in a row.
It can cause drowsiness, dizziness, unsteadiness, headache and nausea.
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What is the difference between bromazepam and clonazepam beside the bigger half-life of the latter? Are they the same thing with different half-lives?

What is the difference between bromazepam and clonazepam beside the bigger half-life of the latter? Are they the same thing with different half-lives?

Similar: Both of these medications are in the same family of drugs. They have slightly different molecules. The effects of each are usually similar. The half-life is different because the molecule is different. ...Read more

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Hi just askin if I took a quarter of a lexotan pill yesteday at rwnd eight wud ibe able to take a half of a 500 microgram Xanax (alprazolam) 2day for stagefright?

Hi just askin if I took a quarter of a lexotan pill yesteday at rwnd eight wud ibe able to take a half of a 500 microgram Xanax (alprazolam) 2day for stagefright?

Stage fright or : Performance anxiety is best treated with a beta blocker called propranolol. It does not have potential abuse and does not make you tired. Anxiety causes our heart to race, hands to tremble, tongue to shake. Xanax (alprazolam) and other sedatives will relax your muscles and affect your memory. Ask your doctor for beta blockers which are effective and safe to take short before stage time or flying. ...Read more

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Bromazepam+clonazepam. What could be the possible results(benefits and adverse)?

Bromazepam+clonazepam. What could be the possible results(benefits and adverse)?

Benzo's: Both are from the class benzodiazepine. There would be no reason to take two from the same class. I hardly think there is any benefit more than likely you will enhance the side effects. ...Read more

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Can bromazepam or clonazepam be prescribed online by doctors from healthtap if I am a paying member?

Can bromazepam or clonazepam be prescribed online by doctors from healthtap if I am a paying member?

If you establish: A patient physician relationship with an appropriate specialist through Healthtap concierge service medications for established indications (like myoclonic epilepsy) this may be a possibility. One may need to use a different electronic prescription platform for some seizure meds (Klonopin and Keppra (levetiracetam) for instance can be phoned in directly. One does not want to abruptly discontinue a treatment. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take bromazepam 3mg at night with 0.25 mg Xanax (alprazolam) and 10 mg escitalopram in the morning?

No: It is never recommended to take two benzodiazepines (any anti-Anxiety drug ending in — pam) as the can lead as their effect is amplified together. Which in this case means that side effects like sedation, dizziness would become unmanageable and dangerous all the way to respiratory depression (breathing slows down and may stop). Ask you psychiatrist about which one to stay on please. ...Read more

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I have anxiety disorder and I have a tablet which contains 3 mg of bromazepam. Will it work as an anti anxiety medicine?

I have anxiety disorder and I have a tablet which contains 3 mg of bromazepam. Will it work as an anti anxiety medicine?

Anxiety,Bromazepam: I understand your need for Medication for anxiety.
Bromazepam is a Benzodiazepine for treatment of Anxiety.
You can take the medication if Anxiety disorder is severe or for marked distress.
This medication is habit-forming. For continued anxiety see a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, and Therapy for stress in your life.
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My doctor gave me bromazepam to use "as needed" which started as 6mg at night and is now 6mg 3-4 times daily. Is it dangerous?

Increasing drug: If you are increasing use of a medication above what your doctor prescribed, I would certainly call and discuss this with the prescribing doctor. Benzodiazepines such as bromazepam can cause dependence and a need for increasing doses. ...Read more

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I take 1.5mg of bromazepam daily and I caught a severe attack of the flu today. Is it okay if I take Nyquil along with this medication?

I take 1.5mg of bromazepam daily and I caught a severe attack of the flu today. Is it okay if I take Nyquil along with this medication?

Medication effects: I understand your desire to have good sleep.
Bromazepam helps with Anxiety which can help you sleep.
Using Nyquil with Bromazepam may increase drowsiness, dizziness and some impairment in thinking and judgment.

See your Physician for your severe attack of flu and treatment.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy, discuss benefits and side effects of Bromazepam; its interaction with Nyquil, and Relaxation. ...Read more