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Valium Vs Ambien
Not really: Valium (diazepam) is a benzodiazepine tranquilizer. Although it helps with sleep, it is mainly for anxiety and muscle relaxation, and can be taken during the day if prescribed that way. Ambien (zolpidem) is chemically different, only used for sleep, never during the day, and is not a tranquilizer (anxiety reducer). Valium is also habit-forming, Ambien less so (but can be too). ...Read more
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
Prescribed or not?: If you are on prescribed benzodiazepines, your doctor and pharmacist should be the best ones to give you advice, since they know your medical history and all the medications you are on, and I do not. If they are NOT prescribed, you shouldn't be taking them. Valium is very rapidly acting and should be enough to help you sleep without the ambien (zolpidem). If not prescribed, this is abuse. Talk to counselor. ...Read more
What are the most common symptoms and effects when Valium 10mg and Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg are combined for a single time use, and what is the average duration?
Wow: I'd avoid that combination. Valium is relatively short acting. Ambien (zolpidem) should only be taken if you have a window of 8 hours where you expect to be asleep. Have somebody keep an eye on you to make sure you don't get in trouble (respiratory suppression, sleep walking etc). Realize that Ambien (zolpidem) is for occasional use (insomnia). Valium is a skeletal muscle relaxer / sedative. (occasional use mostly) ...Read more
I took an Valium 5mg tablet and Hydroxyzine HCl 25mg at 6pm can I take my 10mg Ambien (zolpidem) now 1030pm?
Ambien (zolpidem): Ambien (zolpidem) should be taken no longer than a few days in a row. You need to coordinate your care with one MD if you have access to 3 different CNS depressant medications. Respiratory depression can occur. Also all have withdrawal states and can precipitate clinical depression. ...Read more
I ambien (zolpidem). It calms and relaxes me and I feel like myself. Valium works no where nearly as well. Doesn't make me sleepy. This mean anything?
Taking 1000 mgs Depakote 10 mgs Valium 10 mgs Ambien at bed time. Can I still take 5 mgs of saphris (asenapine)?
Ask your doctor: Dd your doctor prescribe these to be taken all at once? The combo of valium and Ambien is deadly. Please don't take them together tonight, and call your doctor in the morning. As for Depakote and saphris, (asenapine) do take these as going without could cause a relapse of your bipolar disorder. Be well. ...Read more
Taking 1000 mgs Depakote 10 mgs of Ambien 10 mgs of Valium at bed time. Can I still take 5 mgs of saphris (asenapine)?
Saphris (asenapine): As prescribed, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could having rapidly detoxed off of 80mgs a day of Valium + Xanax (alprazolam) as needed and 10mgs of Ambien a night trigger narcolepsy down the line?
Took Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg for 2 year's. My dr changed me to 15mg diazapam. Not working for insomnia. If I already took the Valium 20mg can I take a 10mg ambien (zolpidem)?
NO -- please don't!: Please do not take valium and Ambien (zolpidem) at the same time! You could end up overly sedated. Also, valium is not meant to be a sleep medication anyway. Please tell your doctor about this. It sounds like insomnia is a very significant problem for you, and needs further investigation (maybe sleep study?). Both Ambien (zolpidem) ; valium produce tolerance, making long-term use very problematic overall. ...Read more
I take 1000 mgs Depakote 10 mgs Valium and 10 mgs Ambien (zolpidem) at bed time. Should I still be having trouble going to sleep.
No, you shouldn't: That is a hefty dose of sedating medications and if you are still having trouble sleeping, discuss with your psychiatrist. Is it possible you are entering a manic episode? Check in with your psychiatrist sooner than later to be safe. May need improved sleep hygiene as well as possible sleep study too. ...Read more
Will taking Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep make the 8 mg of Valium I take a day for pelvic pain, itching, and spasms less effective.
Long time chronic pain disabled vet. Take a delay release and acute opioids. Ambien for sleep. Just starting Valium and not certain how long in betwn?
Chronic pain: Long time chronic pain disabled vet. Take a delay release and acute opioids. Ambien for sleep. Just starting Valium and not certain how long in betwn? ANS: you have a difficult problem and I would rely on the VA pain specialist to guide your treatment. Keep a careful diary of when you take things and how they make you feel. Show to your Dr. ...Read more
I take Valium 30mg daily, cut off cold turkey from my Ambien (zolpidem) 20mg taken for yrs. Has caused me bad withdrawal symptoms, but am I safe from seizures?
I'm on wellbutrin, (bupropion) valium, ambien, topomax. Flexeril, hydrocodone (when I need it) and now I'm on zoloft. That's only half my meds I take. Is this ok?
Depends: What medications you take depends on the problems you have, the illnesses you are diagnosed with and your specific reactions. If you have questions, contact your doctor or doctors and ask them about specific concerns. ...Read more
Was just put on 2 2mg tab Valium an hour apart nightly along with 30 mg remeron by psych for sleep onset insomnia and depression. I was on 1 mg klonopin and ambien as needed previously for anxiety and depression and insomnia. Is this a good combo?
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
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
The slower the bette: When it comes to tapering someone off valium, I take it very slowly. I do not want to see one of my patients lulled into the false security that they can quickly taper off valium only to have them have a seizure 2 to 4 weeks later. Valium is a very long acting drug. Without knowing what type of anxiety you're being treated for, it is difficult for me to state that you should take an antidepressant. There have been some reports of using tegretol, an anticonvulsant in the long-term use of valium withdrawal to improve patient compliance and comfort during the long withdrawal process. Please lower valium under the direction of your psychiatrist. Take it slowly especially as you get down to lower amounts or withdrawal typically becomes more difficult. I wish you the best in this process and know that you can come off of the medication given proper emotional and if necessary medicinal support. ...Read more
Valium & prednisone?: Most importantly, be certain that every doc knows ur full med list. There's no formal interaction between these2 meds. Prednisone can have psychiatric side effects, which you should be monitored for. Valium should not be stopped without a docs instruction. Best to check with ur doc to find out what's right for you. Get well soon! :) ...Read more
Not common: I would wonder if the allergy is to the inactive ingredient in the tablet of diazepam as opposed to an allergy to diazepam itself because it is an uncommon allergy although I suppose it is possible. A more common consideration would be an adverse behavioral change related to the administration of diazepam including severe disinhibition or aggression. Stay safe! ...Read more