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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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Dr. William Singer
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Valium (Definition)

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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Asking. ..i have asthma and my dentist wants me to take a valium pill. ..is it safe to take?

Asking. ..i have asthma and my dentist wants me to take a valium pill. ..is it safe to take?

Asthma and Dentistry: Good day; I've had asthma since the age of four. If I understand nature and scope of procedure before hand; I have no difficulty withstanding an invasive dental procedure. A small pre visit dose of Valium would not be to disruptive to your schedule. Arrange appointment at end of day- so you may go directly home after the visit.

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What to do if I have asthma could there be any contraindictions when taking valium, solpadol (co-codamol) or diclofenac?

What to do if I have asthma could there be any contraindictions when taking valium, solpadol (co-codamol) or diclofenac?

No: Not sure what the question is, but if you need those medications and have been prescribed to you, then you should take them as indicated. Caution may be needed with diclofenac, and it is recommended that you consult your doctor.

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Cataract surgery yesterday, failed. I had ativan, tylenol, (acetaminophen) bystolic, then valium. I was restrained but wide awake feeling pain. Asthma, EKG prblem?

Cataract surgery yesterday, failed. I had ativan, tylenol, (acetaminophen) bystolic, then valium. I was restrained but wide awake feeling pain. Asthma, EKG prblem?

Cataract S: intraop: Talk to your eyemD if you will need cataract surgery for other eye. Depending on pain threshold (history of pain med use, etc), sometimes stronger medicines and even general anesthesia is needed to prevent pain, patient movement. Sometimes a patient & MD will not know what to expect till the surgery; but this experience can prepare you for future procedures.

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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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How to cure asthma?

How to cure asthma?

You don't: Asthma is a chronic condition of increased small airway reactions. There are genetic and environmental factors that persist throughout life, usually becoming evident in childhood. One learns to live with their asthma & present medications offer a near normal existence to most. There is no cure, there are programs that promote stability & reduced flare ups through early recognition of problems.

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Can asthma be cured?

Can asthma be cured?

Controlled: Asthma is a chronic disease and the aim is to control the symptoms. It is not "cured" but as it is controlled symptoms become less frequent. Always look for triggers in the environment and I your home, as well as seasonal allergic triggers. Infections, scents, changes in weather can all trigger symptoms. Learn about your meds and always follow your action plan.

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Is asthma communicable?

Is asthma communicable?

No: It is not; asthma is the body's response to allergens or irritants in the air. Individual's responses to these stimuli vary widely, but they are not shared.

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Is asthma a disability?

Is asthma a disability?

No....: Asthma is a disease characterized by recurrent episodes of bronchospasm and airway inflammation. However, between episodes, most patients are completely asymptomatic. It is a very treatable disease and does not result in disability even though it is not curable.

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What's cause of asthma?

Many: The most important factor is genetics, the second is the environment. At least half of the asthma cases are related to allergies, others mostly unknown and often called intrinsic asthma. Tobacco exposure, viral infection, aside from allergic triggers, often exacerbate asthma. For further details check www. Aaaai. Org.

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How is asthma diagnosed?

How is asthma diagnosed?

Lung testing.: Asthma involves inflammation, muscle spasm and mucus production in the airways. It is diagnosed by history, physical exam, and lung function testing. Patients often complain of chest tightness, wheezing, cough, and shortness of breath. It can occur in any age group, although it is the most common chronic illness in children.

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How to control asthma?

How to control asthma?

Inhalers & avoidance: Avoiding things that trigger your asthma, such as dust or animals, can help. Most asthma is controlled with short acting inhalers like albuterol, & long acting inhaled steroids. Albuterol helps acute attacks; inhaled steroids help prevent attacks from happening in the first place. Other meds, such as singulair (montelukast) or oral steroids, are used when these aren't enough to keep it under control.

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What is episodic asthma?

What is episodic asthma?

Airway inflammation: Simplistically, asthma is characterized by airway inflammation, and falls into the classification of allergic or atopic diseases. In response to various "allergens", such as pollens, mold, dander, etc., the body creates an inflammatory response which leads to bronchoconstriction. In some, this is chronic, in others, this can be occasional or "episodic." therapy is generally straightforward.

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Why is my asthma so bad?

Why is my asthma so bad?

Possibilities: This time of year there are a number of possibilities - this is a high season for ragweed and tree allergies. You might also have a viral or bronchial infection. I would seek medical advice in person if you are experiencing a significant worsening of your asthma. Sometimes asthma exacerbations can be shortened if treated early.

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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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How u know u have asthma?

See below: Asthma is a clinical syndrome that consists of shortness of breath, wheezing and cough. The diagnosis of asthma is made by taking an appropriate history, physical exam and performing breathing tests.

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more