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Is out of date Valium safe to take? It is from 2006

Is out of date Valium safe to take? It is from 2006

Toss those babies.: Don't flush them down the toilet. We don't need stoned fish in our oceans (oxymetazoline). Definitely don"t take these. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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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I took 8mg of out of date Valium from 2006 about 4 hours ago. Should I be worried, I feel okay. I took it for alcohol withdrawal?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Valium: It is expired by now. If u are awake, u should be fine. I advise not taking any more of that valium and work with your doctor to help u through the alcohol detox. ...Read more

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Can I take valium?

Can I take valium?

Depends: It depends what you take it for, at what dosage and for how long. It depends on your health overall and if you are taking any other meds as drug interaction may happen. It should not be taken for a long period of time as it can cause dependance. ...Read more

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What is Valium used for?

What is Valium used for?

Anxiety.: Used for anxiety, muscle relaxant, withdrawal symptoms of drug/alcohol abuse.
Use with caution, may lead to dependence and addiction. ...Read more

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Can I take Valium after vic?

Not recommended.: By vic I would assume you mean vicodin. You need to be careful with taking valium and vicodin. They can cause respiratory depression. ...Read more

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How do I stop taking valium?

Valium: Very gradual tapering, depending on dose and how long u have been on it, under close supervision by your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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Can you be 18 and take valium?

YES: There needs to be a medical condition to prescribe this medication though. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what Valium is?

It is an anxiolytic: Medication that falls into the class of medications called benzodiazapines. ...Read more

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What herbs should I avoid on valium?

Use care: Kava kava, valerian sometimes associated with lemon balm, st john's wort and others are frequently used for effects similar to diazepam (valium) - use care, consultation with your doctor whenever adding supplements to you self management. ...Read more

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Can I take valium and busbar together?

Label Directions- Dr: Hi Luchol585,
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

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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. ...Read more

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How long does valium stay in your system?

How long does valium stay in your system?

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

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Does Valium calm down overactive nerves?

Does Valium calm down overactive nerves?

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

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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. ...Read more

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How far apart should you take 5mg of valium?

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

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What place to get Valium to deal with family?

What place to get Valium to deal with family?

Huh?: If you are having difficulty dealing with your family, there are better, more effective, as well as non-addictive ways to handle that. Seeing a therapist would be my first suggestion. ...Read more

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What's the fastest way to get Valium say your system?

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

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Why would Valium still be in my system after a month?

Valium: That depends on how long u have been on the valium, as it has long half-life & accumulates in your system the longer u use it on regular basis, delaying its elimination from your body. ...Read more

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Please explain where to get Valium to deal with family?

Benzodiazapines: May not be the best way to address family problems. ...Read more

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What is the most effective natural substitute for Valium?

What is the most effective natural substitute for Valium?

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

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Do you think that Valium medicine is habit forming or not?

Valium: Yes absolutely if its used inappropriately for the wrong reasons and indefinitely. ...Read more

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What to do if only med that feels like it helps is valium?

Valium is a: Nice drug for short term usage, but not recommended chronically, stopping can lead to seizures. ...Read more

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How long will 10mg of Valium taken twice stay in my system?

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

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What are effects of drugs like Valium wearing off each day?

What are effects of drugs like Valium wearing off each day?

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

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Will taking Valium make me more comfortable with getting an iv?

Will taking Valium make me more comfortable with getting an iv?

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

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What happens if you overdose with valium, do you die rightaway?

What happens if you overdose with valium, do you die rightaway?

Respiratory distress: 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