Top
40
Doctor insights on: Medicine For Diazepam Overdose

Share
1

1
What are the tests for diazepam overdose?

What are the tests for diazepam overdose?

I don't know: Usually the coroner is doing them. But you see someone umresponsive and they have the drug in their system. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
464 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What are common symptoms of a diazepam overdose?

Sedation, confusion: Sedation, confusion, disorientation, uncoordination, disinhibition, respiratory depression and death. ...Read more

3

3
What is the definition or description of: Diazepam overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Diazepam overdose?

Diazepam OD: Valium (Diazepam) is a benzodiazapine medication that is used to treat anxiety. Valium overdose can cause blurred vision, slowed reflexes, respiratory problems, blue lips, ataxia, confusion, coma or death. ...Read more

4

4
What is the treatment for diazepam overdose?

I don't know: Usually the coroner is doing them. But you see someone umresponsive and they have the drug in their system. ...Read more

5

5
What could be the side effects of a small cetirizine and diazepam overdose?

What could be the side effects of a small cetirizine and diazepam overdose?

Increase of sedation: Cetirizine is a sedating antihistamine and when added to diazepam/valium (a hypnotic) can compound the effect of sedation. If just 2-3x the usual dose may not cause much more than prolonged sedation, but if excessive od of diazepam and cause respiratory depression/low oxygen which may trigger hypoxic injury to your brain/heart. Be carefull, be safe, take meds only as given. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

6

6
Hello doctors, I need a diazepam medicine online?

I don't know: Of doctors who prescribe benzodiazapines via on-line clinics ...Read more

8

8
How long could you take diazepam (valium) before the drug is useless?

How long could you take diazepam (valium) before the drug is useless?

I don't understand?: I'm not really understanding your question, since valium is not "useless." the basic drug has a 30-60 hour half-life, and it has psychoactive breakdown products. This is one of the problems with it, especially in older people: it can build up and create longer-lasting sedation & cognitive issues than expected or desired. Tolerance can happen -- habituation, addiction, & withdrawal syndrome too. ...Read more

9

9
How long should you take diazepam (valium) before the drug is rendered useless?

How long should you take diazepam (valium) before the drug is rendered useless?

Not so: Valium is not destined to become useless. Some people develop tolerance but most don't the time course is related to symptoms and if one is symptom free, then the suggestion is that you talk to your doctor about weaning off, but talk to your doctor before stopping. ...Read more

10

10
I would like a diazepam medicine, where can I get some?

Your doc: Diazepam is a controlled substance. Pls see your local doc. ...Read more

12

12
Does diazepam taken on day interfere with general anasthetic drugs? To make ga last longer or misjudge dose etc?

The regular use: Of diazepam or even alcohol in the past means your liver and metabolic activity are revved up and they have to adjust the dose of anesthesia for your need and the length of surgery as you may wake up from the anesthesia sooner. ...Read more

15

15
What medicine can help with anxiety other than antidepressants or diazepam.

What medicine can help with anxiety other than antidepressants or diazepam.

Several: There are several other medications that can help. In addition, there are behavioral changes that you can make that will decrease anxiety. Talk to your pcp or a mental health specialist to determine which of the many options is best for you. ...Read more

16

16
Are there any other drugs besides diazepam and Librium that can be used to taper clonazepam?

Yes: There are other drugs that can be used, but one would need your medical history and pharmacology history to make the changes.

this is something you should be discussing with your providing DR. ...Read more

18

18
Hi I'm 24 years old boy. I'm suffering from nightfall for 8 years. I have taken medicine imipramine hydrochloride (25mg)&Diazepam (2Mg)but it is not cured

Depends...: If you are having discharge of semen....that is normal overflow. Try Aurvedic medicine......allopathy has no answer. If you are urinating.....need to see a urologist soon for dx and treatment. ...Read more

19

19
Could diazepam be detected in a urine drug screen if I have been taking clorazepate as well?

Yes, same metabolite: Both diazepam and clorazepate have a common metabolite oxazepam, but each also has other metabolites unique to each compound.
Also, both medicines have very long half-life and so can stay in your system for quite awhile.
Be safe and be good. Good luck. ...Read more

20

20
Which benzodiazepine drug is be most effective as a sleeping tablet, chlordiazepoxide or diazepam?

Neither is/are safe: Chlordiazepoxide (librium) has a half-life of 5-30hrs w/active metabolites staying in your system 3-200hrs! Diazepam (valium) has a half-life of 30-60hrs w/active metabolites staying in your system 30-100hrs. Neither are indicated (approved) for use in insomnia. All benzo & other non-benzo sedative-hypnotics are associated w/increase risk of injuries & even mortality. Http://bit. Ly/kbqlwd. ...Read more

21

21
I was on diazepam 5mg daily for 8 weeks. I cut the dose in half for 1 week and stopped it 8 days ago. I am not addicted to the medicine. I used post operative but now I feel weird and dizzy. How long does benzo withdrawal last?

I was on diazepam 5mg daily for 8 weeks. I cut the dose in half for 1 week and stopped it 8 days ago. I am not addicted to the medicine. I used post operative but now I feel weird and dizzy. How long does benzo withdrawal last?

talk to your ENT: Valium withdrawal is variable in length and never complete if you've been taking it for prolonged periods (years). In your case the dose was small and period short so you should be back to normal after eight days. It sounds like your symptoms are more likely related to your recent ear surgery and you should see you're ENT surgeon soon. ...Read more

22

22
I have tried diazepam, zolpidem, zopiclone and now temazepam and I am still not sleeping. Why do these drugs have no effect? Insomnia is debilitating

I have tried diazepam, zolpidem, zopiclone and now temazepam and I am still not sleeping. Why do these drugs have no effect? Insomnia is debilitating

Stop the pills: Rather than taking another pill I think you need to step back and be evaluated for the diagnosis of insomnia. Your sleep pattern has to be analyzed your blood needs to be drawn. There is a lot of evaluation that must be done before the rare diagnosis of insomnia can be made. Start over ...Read more

23

23
Could diazepam affect the recovery process?

If you are in a: Substance abuse recovery program - use of diazepam could jeopardize that. ...Read more

24

24
What is the most appropriate generic diazepam in us?

No way to know: Since generic benzodiazepines are typically not monitored closely by any regulatory agency, it is impossible to state with certainty which of the benzodiazepine products would yield the most consistent potency. ...Read more

25

25
Ativam 5mg is it the same strength as a 10 mg diazepam?

Ativan (lorazepam): That is a high dose of ativan (lorazepam). Much higher than the 10mg. Equivalent. ...Read more

26

26
I took by accident adouble dose of diazepam what should I do?

I took by accident adouble dose of diazepam what should I do?

As above: It depends how much the dose was. Talk with u pcp, and if symptomatic go to er. And in the future be careful. ...Read more

27

27
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

28

28
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

29

29
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

30

30
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

31

31
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

32

32
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

33

33
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

34

34
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

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
2 doctors agreed:
35

35
Is 5mg of diazepam considered a high dose?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
2 doctors agreed:

Valium: Nope, that is therapeutic dose, as prescribed. ...Read more

36

36
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

37

37
How long after taking diazepam can I drink?

How long after taking diazepam can I drink?

Longer than U think: If taken orally (as most people do) it takes the average young healthy person about a day to get rid of half the drug they took. This metabolism is prolonged further with use of alcohol. So best advice.... Several days would be a safe interval. ...Read more

38

38
Can I mix 10 mg diazepam and 50 mg of nytol?

I wouldn't: You might fall asleep for a long, long time. You may be able to fall sleep with just the diazepam or just the Nytol. Did the doctor prescribe you 10 mg of diazepam at a time? If not, don't take such a high dose. Have you considered taking something like melatonin instead of the Nytol or the diazepam? ...Read more

39

39
What are the side effects of taking diazepam?

It depends: On how regularly you use. Sedation if you use irregulaly. Physical dependency if you use too regularly. ...Read more

40

40
Can you compare between nitrazepam and diazepam?

Nitrazepam vs Valium: Nitrazepam is a sedative hypnotic it is approved for use in other countries. It is one of three sedative hypnotics allowed in norway. Great britain will not allow it to be used in long-term nursing home patients for the elderly. It is not approved in United States at this time. It has all of the other properties that are present in valium. However, it has only been marketed as a sedative hypnotic and not as an anxiolytic. Some people are still sleepy 18 hours after the last dose. Valium is approved as an anxiolytic and not as a sedative hypnotic but can be used for both if desired. Nitrazepam is illegal in United States at this time. ...Read more

Diazepam Overdose (Definition)

Valium (Diazepam) is a benzodiazapine medication that is used to treat anxiety. Valium overdose can cause blurred vision, slowed reflexes, respiratory problems, blue lips, ataxia, ...Read more


Dr. Lori Lange
259 Doctors shared insights

Intensol (Definition)

Intensol is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more