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Do valium, xanax, (alprazolam) or klonopin affect male fertility?

Do valium, xanax, (alprazolam) or klonopin affect male fertility?

No: Have not seen any reports of this. However, it does effect libido and erectile function, with low levels perhaps increasing those while higher levels (as with alcohol) reducing them. ...Read more

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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Is it safe (non lethal) to have 2 drinks with 0.5mg Klonopin? I've done it several times. Is Valium safer than say Xanax (alprazolam) w/regards to having 2 drinks?

Is it safe (non lethal) to have 2 drinks with 0.5mg Klonopin? I've done it several times. Is Valium safer than say Xanax (alprazolam) w/regards to having 2 drinks?

None are good: None of these are good to mix w/ alcohol. It may never kill you, but it's not safe and depending on other variations in your input (diet, illnesses, state of general health) it may suddenly be more risky. Talk frankly w/ your Dr and consider quitting drinking while you need the drug treatment. Talk therapy is am option and CBT helps anxiety mgmt best! ...Read more

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I'm a huge dental phobic. Was given 10mg Valium but it didn't help. I heard Xanax (alprazolam) or percocet works better. Is this true? Which is better. Help!

I'm a huge dental phobic. Was given 10mg Valium but it didn't help. I heard Xanax (alprazolam) or percocet works better. Is this true? Which is better. Help!

Best plan of action: If you're a dental phobic, this would be my personal recommendation. Start by finding a well respected dentist in your area that caters to patients with dental phobias. Call the offce just for a consultation. Discuss your fears & have that dentist suggest appropriate ways to deal with having your dental treatment done. Please don't listen to friends or try to find the answers via the internet. ...Read more

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Why won't doctors write me a prescription for Xanax (alprazolam) or valium?

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Benzos: Not clear with your circumstances, but such inquiry needs to be directed to them. ...Read more

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I'm on 5mg Valium 3x per day for anxiety. I had a panic attack today and had 2 Valium + a xanax (alprazolam). Now I can't sleep - would having another 10mg be okay?

No: You may want to contact your doctor to know what next to do. You should not be taking valium and xanax (alprazolam) together as you risk overdosing on benzodiazepine which could be fatal. Maybe a reassessment of your condition is needed. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How often do you see paradoxical reactions to Valium and xanax (alprazolam)? Is it often or infrequent

Not very common: A paradoxical reaction to a med is one that causes the opposite of usual expected effect. In a benzodiazepine it would be anxiety, insomnia, over-stimulation or agitation. If this occurs, one would suspect an unidentified underlying problem as associative cause (such as bipolar disorder, thyroid disease, drug abuse). In any case, discontinuation would be indicated & a search for other causes made. ...Read more

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And if. 05 mg is equivalant to 10 mg of Valium why would my dr keep prescribing a patient 3 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) & want me to see phcyatrist for 30 mg valium?

Xanax (alprazolam): Those are high doses of benzos. Your doctor realizes that these are habit forming at these doses as well as that pills are useful but not the final answer and are merely a crutch. ...Read more

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I don't have health insurance aside from VA coverage. They don't prescribe what's worked in the past. Can you help me get Xanax (alprazolam) or Valium for my anxie?

I don't have health insurance aside from VA coverage. They don't prescribe what's worked in the past. Can you help me get Xanax (alprazolam) or Valium for my anxie?

No, I can't: Benzodiazepines, most of us feel, should NOT be the primary treatment for anxiety in the majority of people, and actually makes things worse in a lot of people, including producing abuse and addiction. The primary treatment of anxiety is psychotherapy, and the primary medication should be an antidepressant, most of which will also work for anxiety without the problems of benzos, but takes more time ...Read more

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Can you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with Valium and xanax?

Can you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with Valium and xanax?

Benzos and Benadryl (diphenhydramine): First I need to question doses of xanax and valium and why you are taking 2 different benzodiazepines. Most people do not realize xanax is about 10x more potent than valium. So I don't see 25mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as the primary issue. Do u have 2 different practitioners rx benzos? If so have only 1 captain running your ship & rxing meds. Discuss this with your rxing practitioner. ...Read more

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I take Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium will grapefruit juice have a side effect?

Minor: Grapefruit juice inhibits the liver enzymes that break down certain medicines, resulting in a small increase in the medicine's effect. This definitely occurs with valium; there is some uncertainly whether it affects xanax (alprazolam) as much, or at all. It takes a lot of grapefruit juice (at least a pint, probably more) to have this effect. Tell your doc if you drink lots of grapefruit juice regularly. ...Read more

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Are you not supposed to drink grapefruit juice when taking Valium or xanax (alprazolam)?

Are you not supposed to drink grapefruit juice when taking Valium or xanax (alprazolam)?

Correct!: Grapefruit and grapefruit juice can interfere with your body's breaking down medicines like xanax (alprazolam) and valium. They could build up in your system, making you drowsy or having other side effects. Avoid grapefruit juice and grapefruit-containing foods while on these medicines. You can enjoy orange juice, though! ...Read more

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How much Valium or Xanax (alprazolam) do you take for severe non stop anxiety and fears?

How much Valium or Xanax (alprazolam) do you take for severe non stop anxiety and fears?

What your Dr prescr: Prescribes. The decision regarding the dose of any medication like this is extremely personalized. People have tolerances to this class of medication all across the board. As physicians we try to provide just enough to treat the symptoms while adding in an antidepressant that has been antianxiety effect as well as psychotherapy. We try to keep the dose as little as possible and the treatment as short as possible with the realization that there are people who require extremely low dose short-term treatment and others who require the opposite. Severity of the anxiety interestingly does not always predict dose response. Some people with high anxiety get by on low doses and some people with relatively low anxiety require higher doses. This is why the practice of psychopharmacology is so individualized. ...Read more

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I need a tapering seclude for getting off 40mg valium, 2mg Xanax, 800mg Morphine, and 40mg IR Oxycodone The VA has had me on them 30yrs 365 24/7?

Talk to your doctor: Why not speak to your prescribing physician in order to have a tapering schedule taking into account your past medical history, rationale for being on these medications, and overall health status? Without these details, it is difficult at best to be able to provide a way to address this issue. Strongly suggest you speak to your local doctor regarding this. ...Read more

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Why do I always get really hyper when I take Xanax (alprazolam) or valium?

Why do I always get really hyper when I take Xanax (alprazolam) or valium?

Paradoxical reaction: Some people do experience agitation or arousal in response to benzodiazepines, including diazepam/valium & alprazolam/xanax. Sometimes this is because of partial sedation or loss of focus, which can be upsetting; this should improve with dose reduction. Sometimes it is due to impaired ability to read/respond to your surroundings, which can be frightening. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take both Valium and Xanax (alprazolam) together or separately?

Duplicative: There should be no reason to duplicate the effects with those meds. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the main difference between Valium and xanax (alprazolam)?

Short vs long acting: Xanax (alprazolam) works for shorter periods, typically 4-6 hours, while valium works for 12-16 hours. Both are in the class of medications known as benzodiazepines, which work by increasing the effect of gaba, the generally inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. ...Read more

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Hi I was just recently switched from Xanax (alprazolam) 2mg to Valium 5 mg been on Xanax (alprazolam) for 9 yrs am scared?

Xanax (alprazolam): I am sure your prescribing doc. Is monitoring your response closely. Report any anxiety symptoms as they develop. ...Read more

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What is the probability of getting prescribed xanax/valium as a teen for anxiety?

What is the probability of getting prescribed xanax/valium as a teen for anxiety?

There is NO way to: Be able to answer this question with the info provided. It depends on the condition being treated and the doctors prescribing preferences. I am a psychiatrist - I would personally try to avoid treating a young person with benzodiazapines if possible (especially the two that you mentioned). ...Read more

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Which is better before a medical procedure Valium ot xanax (alprazolam)?

Sedation preop: Depends on the procedure, your anxiety, & your doctor's preference. ...Read more

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Docs, could a blood test tell the difference between Xanax (alprazolam) and valium?

Yes: There are very specific toxicology screens on blood that can detect levels of specific drugs such as xanax (alprazolam) and valium. ...Read more

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Is Valium safe for occasional use for muscle spasms? Scared of side effects. I have taken xanax (alprazolam) in the past with no issues.

Anxiety, Depression: I understand your concern.
Thank you for informing about Depression, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, and use of Omeprazole, Xanax (alprazolam) and Nadolol.

Valium is safe for occasional use for muscle spasms.
Nadolol side effect may be anxiety and depression
Gastroesophageal reflux is likely due to Anxiety

Xanax (alprazolam) helps with Anxiety.
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy, and monitoring of Medications. ...Read more

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A Pre employment urine screen, does it differentiate between a xanax (alprazolam) or a Valium, or does it just show positive for benzos?

It depends: If the test is done on a rapid read cup it will only show for benzos. If it is sent to the labs for a confirmation they will test and break it down to the specific benzo like Xanax (alprazolam) or Valium and its metabolites. ...Read more

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I take Prozac and have been taking duromine 30 for the past 2 weeks, is this safe and can I also take Xanax (alprazolam) or Valium at night for anxiety?

BZD+stimulant+SSRI: Duromine (phentermine) is a stimulant which can lead to worsened anxiety and insomnia. It can also cause or worsen depression. Similar to Ativan and xanax, (alprazolam) this medication can be habit forming, tolerance and dependance can occur, and a vicious cycle may set in. The question is best answered by the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What is better for severe dental phobia? Valium or xanax (alprazolam). Was given 10mg of Valium but was still nervous. Please help. I'm extremely worried...

What is better for severe dental phobia? Valium or xanax (alprazolam). Was given 10mg of Valium but was still nervous. Please help. I'm extremely worried...

Many options: Most people will do well with valium. However, other options are available that perhaps your doctor does not provide. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, IV sedation are some options available for nervous patients. Sometimes you just need to get a little bit of work done at a time and ease into treatment. You may choose to go to another provider who offers these options but expect $$$. ...Read more

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I want to take Valium and Xanax (alprazolam) before endovenous closure, to get rid of anxiety and pain. What's better Valium or narco with Xanax (alprazolam)?

Xanax (alprazolam): Valium has limited usage at this time, due to its extended presence in the body (over 24 hrs). Shorter acting meds like xanax (alprazolam) are much safer. Valium is still be given IV for some procedures. ...Read more

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How to deal with benzo withdrawal (xanax, klonopin, (clonazepam) ativan, valium, etc.)?

Not fun: Usually the strategy is to slowly taper off the benzo and use a long-acting one, and sometimes it's really, really slow. Here's a trick I sometimes suggest to my patients: when your dose is pretty low, gently drag you pill across an emery board before you take it. One time the first day, two times the next, etc. That way you're very gradually cutting the dose down. Good luck and stick with it. ...Read more

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Was on xanax (alprazolam) and Dr is switching me to valium for ic. Should I wait a day for xanax (alprazolam) to get out of system before taking valium?

Was on xanax (alprazolam) and Dr is switching me to valium for ic. Should I wait a day for xanax (alprazolam) to get out of system before taking valium?

Xanax (alprazolam) has a short: Half-life meaning it will leave your system quickly but may cause withdrawal symptoms. Valium has a long half-life meaning it stays in your system longer and will likely counter any withdrawal symptoms from Xanax (alprazolam). It is wise to follow your doctor's directives. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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Is it true that. 05 Xanax (alprazolam) is eqivalant to 10mg valium? That's what my gp told me

Is it true that. 05 Xanax (alprazolam) is eqivalant to 10mg valium? That's what my gp told me

Xanax (alprazolam) has short effect: Your gp is probably about right in terms of the immediate effects of xanax (alprazolam) versus valium, but the two are quite different in terms of how long effects last. In my opinion, valium is a much safer medication than xanax (alprazolam), because it stays acts for much longer and gradually tapers. Withdrawal symptoms, on the other hand, can occur within three or four hour of having taken a dose of xanax (alprazolam). If on xanax (alprazolam) for a long time, it has to be tapered very slowly even if valium is being taken at the same time. ...Read more

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New gp has cut my dose of 30mg Valium to 25- but is prescribing a friend 3mg of Xanax (alprazolam) with no problem- is this fair to pick & choose?

New gp has cut my dose of 30mg Valium to 25- but is prescribing a friend 3mg of Xanax (alprazolam) with no problem- is this fair to pick & choose?

Your doctor is: Basing their decisions on the issues, symptoms and concerns that you have brought to him. Your friend is not you and has other issues that he is taking into account. Speak with your doctor if you are not sure the medication is the right one for you. It is not a matter of fairness, but clinical judgement, which is why he spent years in medical school and training. ...Read more

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I used totake xanax (alprazolam) laxa valium. Very high dosage. Does it effect sexual power. Can it be normal? I used 15 or mre tablets daily but now I have quit

Erectile Dysfunction: I commend you for overcoming your Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium Dependence.
They can affect sexual desire, interest, drive, or performance, both increase and decrease. It is also affected by use of Alcohol at the same time, and your relationship with your partner.
Have heart to Heart talk with your partner about need for emotional, physical and sexual intimacy; and to see a Physician for Diagnosis and Therapy ...Read more

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I used totake xanax (alprazolam) laxa valium. Very high dosage. Does it effect sexual power. If it does. Now how can become normal. I used 15 or mre tablets daily?

Unclear: Are you still using this medication? Tell us more details about how long you have used it and what is the current amount you are using. We can guide you as to how to reduce it and get you off of it slowly but safely. Yes it can impair your sexual performance and it will come back to normal if you succeeded in getting off the other drugs. ...Read more

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24 hours ago I took the last 0.75 of xanax (alprazolam). But now I want to try Valium, maybe it is better for me post stress anxiety. Is it ok to take Valium now?

24 hours ago I took the last 0.75 of xanax (alprazolam). But now I want to try Valium, maybe it is better for me post stress anxiety. Is it ok to take Valium now?

Yes if prescribed: I would take one or the other as prescribed. Both medications are habit forming and work on the gaba receptor where alcohol binds. You should not drive or operate heavy machinery. If you take too much it can lower your drive to breathe ...Read more

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Is taking Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium okay for treating GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) and chronic back pain?

Not wise: It is not wise to take both of these medications at the same time. They are both in the same class and this could lead to overdose or addiction. Was this prescribed by your doctor? If so, ask him/her about the potential risks and benefits. If not talk to him/her. ...Read more

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I cannot get more that 2-3 hours of sleep every night. I havetried all the natural routes and had elavil, valium, xanax (alprazolam). Also, there is no psychological component. Nothing is helping. What should I do?

I cannot get more that 2-3 hours of sleep every night. I havetried all the natural routes and had elavil, valium, xanax (alprazolam). Also, there is no psychological component. Nothing is helping. What should I do?

Med to consider: I agree with dr koenigsber's recommendation for a formal sleep study a trial on all subsequent recommendations.

If a med is still needed, talk with your doctor about trying low dose Chlorpromazine 25-75mg at bedtime. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) different from valium?

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Xanax (alprazolam): Xanax (alprazolam) is shorter-acting benzo. More potent for panic attacks than valium. Both are addicting & tolerance develops with continued use. ...Read more

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Clonazepam (Definition)

Klonopin (clonazepam) belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. They are also referred to as sedative-hypnotics & anxiolytics. These medications are used for a variety of indications to include anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasm, seizure, & alcohol withdrawal. All benzodiazepines including Clonazepam are potentially habit forming. Alcohol should be ...Read more


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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system. So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight, dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more