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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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