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What are the side effects of taking diazepam?

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

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


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What are the side effects of using 3 diazepam (10 m.G) every night.?

Dependence: A nice word for addiction.That is too much of this drug for nightly use. ...Read more

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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

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My doctors prescribed me diazepam for anxiety, but im wary as I heard about addiction and side effects, ?

Addiction is common: "anxiety medications" are becoming overprescribed for anxiety. They can be addictive in the traditional sense but also they can become an emotional crutch as well. Many people eventually feel they 'need' medication to overcome normal feelings of anxiety. ...Read more

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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

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Perioral dermatitis/saw gp who prescribed doxycycline. Scared of getting side effects. I get panic anxiety & take diazepam when need. Ok with doxy?

Perioral dermatitis/saw gp who prescribed doxycycline. Scared of getting side effects. I get panic anxiety & take diazepam when need. Ok with doxy?

Yes: Yes, doxycycline and diazepam can be used together. Perioral dermatitis is a very frustrating skin condition. Take your medicine as prescribed, avoid putting any products on your face, wash with only water and avoid topical steroids on the face. ...Read more

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Which of these has nightmares as a side effect? Oxycodone, percocet, celecoxib, or diazepam (valium)?

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

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Been prescriebed piracetam. Do it have an interaction with diazepam? Does it reduce diazepam's effects or does it have interactions with it?

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

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Diazepam and paroxetine taken together, any effects?

Diazepam and paroxetine taken together, any effects?

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 take diazepam to stop the withdrawal effects of lorazepam?

You could but: What would the purpose of that be. It's just exchanging on benzodiazepine for another. ...Read more

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What are the effects of diazepam (valium) and clonazepam on flaccid penis and erections?

What are the effects of diazepam (valium) and clonazepam on flaccid penis and erections?

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

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What has a milder effect? 2 mg diazepam or 5 mg medazepam mitte?

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

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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

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Can I take 10mg of diazepam 2.5 hours after taking 10mg of Percocet?

Use caution: Please follow your prescribing physician's instructions regarding the use of these two meds together. There is a risk of the benzodiazepine potentiating the respiratory depression caused by percocet. This has the potential to be fatal. ...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 the effect the same for a ativan (lorazepam) 5 mg and a diazepam 10 mg?

Is the effect the same for a ativan (lorazepam) 5 mg and a diazepam 10 mg?

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

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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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Could diazepam affect the recovery process?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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?

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 don't 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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Is 5mg of diazepam considered a high dose?

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

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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

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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

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