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Can one take Valium (5-10mg/day max, only as needed) and (Bayer) aspirin (regular dose, one pill 3-4 times a day) together for one week?

Can one take Valium (5-10mg/day max, only as needed) and (Bayer) aspirin (regular dose, one pill 3-4 times a day) together for one week?

Yes, usually okay.: Very low to almost no potential for problems from taking Valium and aspirin as you described for one week, though 5 mg of Valium twice a day rather than 10 mg once a day may provide somewhat better control of anxiety. Suggest avoiding Valium and similar medications if you have a personal or family history of alcohol problems due to high potential for addiction.

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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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Should I see my primary care? I have had a headache for 4 days now. Neck, back of head and top of head. Nausia. Tried asprin, valium, more asprin.

Should I see my primary care? I have had a headache for 4 days now. Neck, back of head and top of head. Nausia. Tried asprin, valium, more asprin.

Yes: Would not self-treat headaches with valium. Would be an excellent idea to see your doctor now, get appropriate diagnosis and care. The current regimen, if used more than a few weeks, can lead to other problems you did not anticipate.

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Please describe the medication: valium?

Please describe the medication: valium?

Tranquilizer: 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, and may impair driving.

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Is there only 5 mg in the roche 10 valium?

Shouldn't be: All medications, whether branded or generic, sold in the United States, are required by the food and drug administration (fda) to have plus or minus twenty per cent of the stated dose to be legal. So a medication which states 10mg can have between 8 and 12 mgs, which for some patients, may make a noticeable difference in their treatment. But 50 % difference should not be possible.

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Howdo I wearoff the effect of 15mg valium?

Time: You didn't take 15mg at one time did you?

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Need a Valium taper plan?

Need a Valium taper plan?

The slower the bette: When it comes to tapering someone off valium, I take it very slowly. I do not want to see one of my patients lulled into the false security that they can quickly taper off valium only to have them have a seizure 2 to 4 weeks later. Valium is a very long acting drug. Without knowing what type of anxiety you're being treated for, it is difficult for me to state that you should take an antidepressant. There have been some reports of using tegretol, an anticonvulsant in the long-term use of valium withdrawal to improve patient compliance and comfort during the long withdrawal process. Please lower valium under the direction of your psychiatrist. Take it slowly especially as you get down to lower amounts or withdrawal typically becomes more difficult. I wish you the best in this process and know that you can come off of the medication given proper emotional and if necessary medicinal support.

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Is using Valium a relapase for an alcoholic?

It depends: Valium (diazepam) is often used to treat alcohol withdrawal in the acute detox phase. In that setting it is not a substance abuse relapse, because it's not being abused. If there's a legitimate medical need to take it, then it's not abuse. But recreational use during sobriety would be considered a relapse.

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Is serax like valium?

Yes: Both are benzodiazepines. Benefit and side-effect profiles are similar. So too are the drawbacks: addiction potential, sedation, confusion, respiratory depression. Emotional depression.

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Is Valium okay for hypertension?

Is Valium okay for hypertension?

Yes, but: It has no direct effect to lower bp, only a calming effect. There are far more effective medicines available to lower bp.

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Is it ok to take aspirin everyday?

Consult your doctor: Aspirin taken daily, in low doses, may reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, but it has deleterious effects as well. You should consult your doctor before self medicating with Aspirin or any other drug/medication.

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I took 6 aspirins and 1 antibiotic is it bad?

I took 6 aspirins and 1 antibiotic is it bad?

6 Aspirins: Taking 6 aspirin tablets at one time is not good for a few reasons. It can thin your blood causing you to bleed easier. It can cause significant irritation to the lining of the stomach and can lead to bleeding and ulcers. It can cause strain on the kidneys and can lead to metabolic disturbances if taken in excess. Consult your physician before taking more than the recommended dosage of any medicine

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What could happen if you overdose on aspirin?

What could happen if you overdose on aspirin?

If you are having: Thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support.

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I have asthma and im taking valiums. Is this bad?

I have asthma and im taking valiums. Is this bad?

Not related: Taking valium will not affect your asthma directly. Valium is addictive and can cause serious withdrawal problems if stopped abruptly. Under conditions you list pregnancy and valium is definitely not safe to take during pregnancy. If you are pregnant and taking valium please see you obstetrician about getting you safely off this medication. There are better treatments for anxiety.

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What is the effect of overdosing cortal (aspirin)?

What is the effect of overdosing cortal (aspirin)?

ASA: It can cause liver damage, acute ulceration of your stomach, perforation of your stomach, GI bleeding, affect clotting mechanism of your body.

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What is the effect of overdosing cortal (aspirin)?

ASA overdose: Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002542.htm. Depending on how many you took and other physiologic factors it can be very serious. Look at the list in the above link. Get help.

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Are there any repercussions of taking daily aspirin?

Are there any repercussions of taking daily aspirin?

Stomach irritation: Stomach irritation (gastritis) is common and a slight increased risk of bleeding is expected.

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Is asa aspirin?

Is asa aspirin?

Yes: Asa stands for acetylsalicylic acid which is the chemical name for plain old aspirin.

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