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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
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 (fexofenadine) 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr. told me to take Nexium, (esomeprazole) 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, (esomeprazole) unless you have other reasons for taking it ...Read more
I recently moved n am afraid to fly so I took my sisters 5 mg Valium on mon have a pre employment drug test thurs will I pass what do I do I never use?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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