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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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Allegra (fexofenadine) and valium, is there any bad interaction?

Allegra (fexofenadine) 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 (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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Be honest...: When you take a drug test, they will ask you to list the medications that you take and have taken. List the valium. It is likely to be detected in a urine drug test for 7-10 days and would be much harder to explain if you omit it on your medication list before the test. ...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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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