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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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What to if I am having blood tests for vitamin deficiencies & would like to know if Valium will show up?

What to if I am having blood tests for vitamin deficiencies & would like to know if Valium will show up?

Not likely, unless : If your doctor is also testing for drug use, valium would show up. But s/he would have to specifically order this test, which differs from those ordered for vitamin deficiencies. ...Read more

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Can Valium cause any sexual side effects?

Can Valium cause any sexual side effects?

Yes, mixed: Used chronically, there can be sexual side effects with valium. In one study comparing valium to xanax (alprazolam) in panic disorder, patients reported decreased libido (18.5%), increased libido (18.5%), and unspecified sexual dysfunction (7.4%). Menstrual irregularities were also reported in 18.4%. ...Read more

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I want to know if Valium causes weight gain.

I want to know if Valium causes weight gain.

Possible : Chronic intake of diazepam has been associated with some weight gain. However, the precise reason behind why this happens is not really fully understood. It's precisely for this reason that any medicine should only be taken at the lowest dose for the shortest period of time that it takes to be effective. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I'm 4 1/2 weeks pregnant and I took a 5 mg Valium when I would have been just 4 weeks. Will it cause harm to the baby?

I'm 4 1/2 weeks pregnant and I took a 5 mg Valium when I would have been just 4 weeks. Will it cause harm to the baby?

A Single dose: is unlikely to do harm but please avoid any further valium or other benzodiazapines while pregnant. Congratulations and stay well. ...Read more

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Can Valium cause birth defects?

Can Valium cause birth defects?

Yes: All medications in this class, benzodiazepines, are category d -- known to cause birth defects in humans. ...Read more

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Can 2 x 2mg of Valium (daizepam) cause cardiac arrest, using for flying?

Can 2 x 2mg of Valium (daizepam) cause cardiac arrest, using for flying?

Not likely: Someone age 28, such as yourself, should be otherwise healthy. In general, 4mg of orally ingested valium by itself is not likely to cause cardiac arrest. If you have an underlying medical condition or mix valium with other medications and/or alcohol, there can most assuredly be severe adverse reactions. ...Read more

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What could cause my high tolerance of bzd's, md prescription 10 5mg Valium and told me to experiment to get right level for pre-sig anx. 12.5mg next to no effect?

Tolerance: Tolerance to valium may indicate tolerance to other benzodiazepines, alcohol, or similar other CNS depressants you might be using. Or, you could simply be extremely anxious. If you're accustomed to valium or medications like it already, the 5mg dose may not provide much effect. ...Read more

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Can Valium (5mg/day) cause fecal incontinence?

Can Valium (5mg/day) cause fecal incontinence?

Urinary incontinence: Has been described but i was unable to find reports of fecal incontinence with valium. Diarrhea or constipation are possible. Fecal incontinence can sometimes occur with severe diarrhea. ...Read more