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Valium Expiration Date
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
Label Directions- Dr:
The meds Valium and Buspar are 2 types of antianxiety pills. They are usually not prescribed together due to overlap of effects.
Since they are prescribed by a doctor did they give you any special directions on their use> Could also check the pharmacy for label directions for useage.
Good question- glad you asked
Dr Lori Lange ...Read more
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. ...Read more
550 Hours (23days):
Valium (Diazepam) has half life of 48 hours. Terminal elimination half life of active metabolite N-desmethyldiazepam is approx. 100 hours
Valium and it's metabolite will be in your system for 550 hours which is approx. 23 days. Because it takes 5.5x elimination half life for medicine to clear from your system ...Read more
Not exactly: It is a benzodiazepine and is useful for a very brief, specific emotionally difficult event - like a tragic funeral, etc. Used too much over time, it can actually cause some serious emotional problems. Again - responsible appropriate use can help a person through a hard time - all medications need to be used only as directed. Learn ways to relax - CBT therapy, yoga, meditation, etc. Do work. Best! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Valium: As prescribed. It has long half life & can accumulate in your system, causing more sedation & tolerance. Would not recommend using more than 'as needed' & no more than every 12-24 hours. The dosing is up to your prescribing doctor who knows your case best. ...Read more
Time.: I don't know of any scientifically valid and practically useful way to get rid of of any medication or drug out of the system. Each takes it's own time. Your asking this question, however, raises concern whether you are misusing this medication. If so, please consider getting help asap - addiction to this medication can be dangerous, and abruptly stopping it can be equally so. Good luck! ...Read more
Benzodiazapines: May not be the best way to address family problems. ...Read more
Meditation: Mindfullness meditation and healthy breathing patterns along w/ a serious evaluation of the stress in your life are what comes to mind. Valium is often best for a specific unavoidable stressful time - funerals, court appearances, etc. Maintaining serenity in a stressful life takes mature awareness and eliminating unnecessary stressors. Therapy might help you to figure it out. ...Read more
Valium: Yes absolutely if its used inappropriately for the wrong reasons and indefinitely. ...Read more
Valium is a: Nice drug for short term usage, but not recommended chronically, stopping can lead to seizures. ...Read more
Quite a while: The "half life of elimination" of Valium (diazepam) plus its active metabolites ranges from 40 to 100 hours - depending on the individual. The the rule of thumb in pharmacokinetics is that it requires 5 half lives for a drug to reach negligible levels. So, the estimate would be from 200 to 500 hours to completely eliminate diazepam from the human body. ...Read more
Need to now the half:
It depends on which member of this family called benzodiazapenes yiu are taking. Librium and Valium last a long time and tend to accumulate in tissue. They are around 20-24 hrs or longer. Ativan and Xanax (alprazolam) last only 3-4 hrs. Ultra short lasting members of the family are used in anesthesia.
So the effect when they do wear off ranges from none to a return of your original symptoms[relapse] to addition. ...Read more
It May Help: Valium (generic diazepam) is a member of the benzodiazepine family also known as minor tranquilizers. This class of medications is used to reduce anxiety, stop seizures, and assist with sleep. There are other uses. When one has a well defined fear of needles and ivs, valium can be very effective in reducing such anxiety. It can be given orally thirty minutes before the iv. ...Read more
Valium overdose requires high amounts of Valium. Overdose is also a risk of mixing Valium and alcohol or other drugs.
Large amounts of Valium can make you dizzy and impair your judgment, which can put you in danger.
Overdose is also a risk of mixing Valium & alcohol or other drugs.
Valium can cause a slowed heartbeat or breathing problems and respiratory ...Read more
Valium: Depends on the symptoms and what other medications u r taking. ...Read more