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Allegra and valium, is there any bad interaction?

Allegra and valium, is there any bad interaction?

Sedation,dependence: Valium is a long actingbenzodiazepine used primarily for anxiety and sleep and to stop grand mal seizures[iv]. It can become addicting or dependent and requires following strict drs.Instructions. Never give any to others. Allegra is less of a problem and is sold otc. Anyone taking especially valium should have a list of meds being taken, e.g.Med alert or smart phone?. Usually these two ok together. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Dr. told me to take Nexium, but it interacts badly with my Valium. I haven't found any interaction with Prevacid. Ok to take with Valium?

Dr. told me to take Nexium, but it interacts badly with my Valium. I haven't found any interaction with Prevacid. Ok to take with Valium?

Probably: there are drug interactions between almost everything. i can tell you many people take a proton pump inhibitor and a benzodiazepine without any problem, especially if both are taken on as needed basis. I assume you are already avoiding foods that provoke acid reflux, and working on weight loss if overweight. That will cut down need for drugs like nexium, unless you have other reasons for taking it ...Read more

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How long does Valium stay in your system if you have been taking it for a year? and how is the best way to get off of it?

Wean, Taper: How often you have been taking it, and the daily dose will have an effect. In general, taper off over a 6-8 week period to minimize any withdrawal effects. Work with your doctor to devise the best schedule, and to see if any other medication might be helpful for anxiety. ...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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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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Been on valium 15 years 20 mg , im down to 17mg, how often should i reduce?

Benzo: It is beat that you consult with your physician regarding a tapering dose of Valium. Reducing too quickly puts you at risk for withdrawal symptoms and possibly seizures. ...Read more

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