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Side Effects Of Diazepam 5 Mg
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
My doctors prescribed me diazepam for anxiety, but im wary as I heard about addiction and side effects, ?
I was on Prozac (fluoxetine) and diazepam but getting all the side effects of Prozac (fluoxetine) so decided to not take it, stayed on diazepam, panic/dizzy getting worse.
Combined issues: Your original symptoms could be recurring, now that you've stopped prozac (fluoxetine). Also although it's a long-acting medication and has some self-tapering properties because of that, Prozac (fluoxetine) can still cause discontinuation symptoms in some people. Third, I don't know how much diazepam you're taking, but it can cause dizziness too. Please contact your doctor & let him/her help you with this. ...Read more
Perioral dermatitis/saw gp who prescribed doxycycline. Scared of getting side effects. I get panic anxiety & take diazepam when need. Ok with doxy?
Which of these has nightmares as a side effect? Oxycodone, percocet, celecoxib, or diazepam (valium)?
Hard to Say:
Side effects of most medications are turning out to be highly individualistic and sometimes based upon genetic susceptibility! This is fairly new research. But, it suggests that any specific side effect is not necessarily going to happen to you.
That said, with the exception of celecoxib, these drugs are narcotics and/or sedative/hypnotics and can cause "dysphoric" feelings and hallucinations. ...Read more
Been prescriebed piracetam. Do it have an interaction with diazepam? Does it reduce diazepam's effects or does it have interactions with it?
DrugDrug Interaction: Piracetam is not an fda approved medication in the states and thus I could not find it in my usual spot: www. Drugs. Com. It's always best to tell your doc everything you're taking, whether prescription or over-the-counter. Also include dietary supplements. Be sure to list everything, including flagyl, Levofloxacin ; clonazepam. We don't recommend taking both Clonazepam ; diazepam together. ...Read more
It's been 8 days since I took a 10mg diazepam. Does it have any additive effects to alcohol anymore? Can I drink (in moderation) now?
They don't help: Neither diazepam nor Clonazepam will help erectile dysfunction. There are also reports of sexual dysfunction with all benzodiazepines. Though not well understood, the mechanism of these problems could be via gamma-aminobutyric acid receptors in the midbrain central gray or ventral tegmental area. However, this is mixed with issues stemming from anxiety itself. Hoping you work w/urologist too. ...Read more
I took 20mgs. Of diazepam and was urine tested after 5 hours. Will the diazepam show up that quickly in the test?
Drug testing: Yes. Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
If I take 1 or 2 diazepam (5 mg) can it elevate a bilirubin test? How long would it have to wait for it to not affect the result? Thank you
Rarely: Diazpam is a relatively safe medication. However, it can rarely cause liver problems. The half life of diazepam varies feom 30 to 200 hours. ...Read more
2 mg of diazepam: Diazepam and medazepam are equipotent. 5 mg of diazepam equals 5 mg of medazepam. Their half-lives, especially of their active metabolites are equally as long. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hi. I've used diazepam 10mg now for 2.5 weeks. Some days everyday 10 mg (atonce), other days 20 mg, some days inbetween none. Can or will I have wd smpt?
Valium WD: Not now: You have not been on valium long enough to develop any tolerance to it. If you were to stop it now I would not expect you to have any withdrawal whatsoever. If on the other hand you would stay on it for six weeks to two months then you would start experiencing at least some withdrawal and after three months withdrawal could become rather significant and it would have to be tapered down very gradually under the supervision of a physician. ...Read more
No: Diazepam is stronger and its effect lasts longer. ...Read more
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
Absolutely Not!: Ativan (lorazepam) 5mg is 10 times the accepted initial dose for this drug and is inappropriate and dangerous in almost any setting. The equivalent dose to 10mg Valium (diazepam) is 2mg Ativan and these are the highest dosage forms of both of these drugs. Valium also comes in 5mg and 2mg sizes, equivalent to 1 mg, and 1/2 mg of Ativan respectively. Valium's effects last longer than Ativan. ...Read more
Sleep: ONLY take the medication that was prescribed to you for that specific purpose by your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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