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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