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What Are Common Symptoms Of A Diazepam Overdose
Increase of sedation: Cetirizine is a sedating antihistamine and when added to diazepam/valium (a hypnotic) can compound the effect of sedation. If just 2-3x the usual dose may not cause much more than prolonged sedation, but if excessive od of diazepam and cause respiratory depression/low oxygen which may trigger hypoxic injury to your brain/heart. Be carefull, be safe, take meds only as given. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
I've got down from 20mg to 16mg of diazepam ' starting to feel symptoms ' how often should I make the next 1mg cuts ?
Talk to your doctor: If you are feeling "symptoms," as opposed to withdrawal effects, then further decrease will probably be worse. Can you tell if you have "symptoms" or withdrawal effects? You probably need professional advice. You need to know that either the Valium is replaced or that there is no need for it; and how quickly to taper to avoid withdrawal. This ma not be straightforward. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Awful withdrawal symptoms from amitriptyline. Tapered from 75mg - 65mg. First 2 nights, fine. 3rd night - panic, nausea, faint. Can diazepam help?
Not first recourse: Diazepam (valium) hangs around the system a long time. Exchanging a need for Amitriptyline for a need for valium isn't a great bargain! such a small dosage drop shouldn't cause withdrawal--unless you have a threshhold at 70 mg. What to do depends on why the med and why the taper. But i would have your doc help you do without a benzodiazepine like valium, except short-acting and short-term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad withdrawal symptoms amitriptyline for neuralgia.Tapered from 75mg - 65.First 2 nights, ok. 3rd night - panic, nausea, faint. Can diazepam help?
Not a good idea: Diazepam is a strong, long-lasting "benzodiazepine" with a significant potential for dependency. There are good reasons for its being prescribed, but needs to be regulated carefully and steadily by a supervising md (who might have reasons for raising or lowering the dose). ...Read more
4 to 6 hours: 4 to 6 hours depending on the individual, age, weight, other medications, etc. ...Read more
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