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Snorting Valium 10mg
Valium (diazepam) is an older benzodiazepine tranquilizer. It was the #1 prescribed drug (of any kind) in the us in the late 1960s but is used less now due to drug interactions and active metabolites. It is still used for anxiety and as "pre-medication" for uncomfortable medical and minor surgical procedures. It is habit-forming, should not be used with alcohol, ...Read more
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Ativan (lorazepam): can be used to managed status epilepticus (uncontrolled back to back seizures in the hospital setting) One must be prepared to intubate the person receiving multiple doses of this CNS depressant as they might require airway control and artificial respiration should they become over sedated in an attempt to stop seizures. As a maintenance therapy it is limited by its short half life & withdrawal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if you take hydroxyzine pamoate 25mg, buspirone 7.5mg, xanax (alprazolam) .5mg mixed together?
How much time should be inbetween a dose of 100mg gabapentin and: 5/325 hydrocodone, 10mg cyclobenzaprine, or 1mg xanax (alprazolam)? Gabapentin scares me.
Gabapentin scares U?: Really? Because the hydrocodone and its pharmacology would worry me more. I have seen people get side effects on small doses of gabapentin for sure. But I've never seen them have trouble stopping compared to Hydrocodone. You should not take all those drugs together. I think that's a lot (especially if you happen to be petite?). Check with your doctor for rationale dosing schedule to following. ...Read more
Yes...: Muscle relaxant and opioid agonist. No problem, however excessive relaxation may lead to unsafe conditions with driving or certain activities ...Read more
Not fun: Usually the strategy is to slowly taper off the benzo and use a long-acting one, and sometimes it's really, really slow. Here's a trick i sometimes suggest to my patients: when your dose is pretty low, gently drag you pill across an emery board before you take it. One time the first day, two times the next, etc. That way you're very gradually cutting the dose down. Good luck and stick with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: There is no dosing equivelancy for these medications. They are used for different reason and are not interchangeable. ...Read more
Expect no different: If you take high doses (or even low doses) of either medication, it would not be uncommon for you to feel groggy. Both are benzodiazepines and are central nerve system depressants. They are designed to slow down your system and relax you. By so doing, however, they can make you tired, lethargic or sleepy. The higher the dose, the more sedating it becomes. Too high of dose can result in death. ...Read more
Not a big fan: Xanax (alprazolam) is not a great medication for ongoing use to treat anxiety; antidepressants usually are much better. That said, anxiety and adhd often co-exist, and it is common to treat both for best effect. Some nonstimulants such as atomoxetine and Guanfacine may help with both adhd and anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably ok: Check with your prescribing doctor before mixing medicines. There's no special danger in using these together — i sometimes prescribe both, as Ambien (zolpidem) helps mainly with falling asleep and trazodone with staying asleep. But since they are both sleeping pills, the effect is additive and there's a risk of over-sedation. ...Read more