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What are common symptoms of a diazepam overdose?

What are common symptoms of a diazepam overdose?

Sedation, confusion: Sedation, confusion, disorientation, uncoordination, disinhibition, respiratory depression and death. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Diazepam (Definition)

Diazepam belongs to the benzo family and has a long 1/2 life in the body. It is used for anxiety and muscle spasms. Neuro docs like to use it for patients with ms and stroke for muscle relaxation. It can also be used rectally for ...Read more


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What are the tests for diazepam overdose?

I don't know: Usually the coroner is doing them. But you see someone umresponsive and they have the drug in their system. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Diazepam overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Diazepam overdose?

Diazepam OD: Valium (Diazepam) is a benzodiazapine medication that is used to treat anxiety. Valium overdose can cause blurred vision, slowed reflexes, respiratory problems, blue lips, ataxia, confusion, coma or death. ...Read more

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What could be the side effects of a small cetirizine and diazepam overdose?

What could be the side effects of a small cetirizine and 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

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What is the treatment for diazepam overdose?

I don't know: Usually the coroner is doing them. But you see someone umresponsive and they have the drug in their system. ...Read more

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I've got down from 20mg to 16mg of diazepam ' starting to feel symptoms ' how often should I make the next 1mg cuts?

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 more

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Awful withdrawal symptoms from amitriptyline. Tapered from 75mg - 65mg. First 2 nights, fine. 3rd night - panic, nausea, faint. Can diazepam help?

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 more

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Can you vary how many diazepam tablets a day?

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

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How long does diastat (diazepam) or diazapam last?

4 to 6 hours: 4 to 6 hours depending on the individual, age, weight, other medications, etc. ...Read more

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I took diazepam for 25years, I stopped in january 2012 I'm just starting to feel normal would they have gone out of my system by now?

Yes: It's been several months. It should be completely out of your system. Hope you are feeling well. It's not easy coming off of such meds so kudos to you. ...Read more

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How strong is Valium or diazepam?

How strong is Valium or diazepam?

Strong based on dose: Diazepam is usually prescribed in 2.5, 5 or 10 mg doses. The effect of the medication is dose dependent. It is a "rescue" mediciation, not a controller. If you are panicky, it will help you to relax. But there are medications which can help to prevent those anxious feelings in the first place, ssris. Never use diazepam with alcohol! ...Read more

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Can I take sulpiride with diazepam?

Adverse sedation: Sulpiride is an atypical antipsychotic used mainly in europe and japan for treatment of psychosis associated with schizophrenia. It is not approved for use in the us, canada or the uk. Diazepam is an antianxiety agent approved worldwide. The two drugs, where approved, should only be used together with great caution and monitering as there is a real potential for adverse sedation when combined. ...Read more

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Can you take fluanxol with diazepam?

Can you take fluanxol with diazepam?

Yes: Yes. It is a thioxanthine derivative and is a typical antipsychotic marketed outside the us. It's other name is flupenthixol and it may be taken with valium. ...Read more

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How long does diazepam withdrawal last?

How long does diazepam withdrawal last?

Long: Valium has a long half-life in your system (diazepam is 30—60 hours), and metabolic breakdown products of that last longer -- some up to 100 hours. This means that withdrawal symptoms can start within 5 days to 14 days, but can be delayed for up to 3 weeks (because of the breakdown products). You may need some medical help during this, because withdrawal from benzodiazepines can cause seizures. ...Read more

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I took alcohol 24 hours after diazepam?

I took alcohol 24 hours after diazepam?

May still be overlap: One should simply avoid alcohol altogether when taking prescription medications, especially tranquilizers such as diazepam, no matter how many days after. Diazepam has a bit of a long half life of 24hrs. This means that it is likely that there was still the possibility that the diazepam was in your system while you were drinking alcohol. Diazepine interacting with alcohol can cause strong fatigue. ...Read more

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Does ambian and diazepam work together?

Yes: Paroxetine and diazepam are two different types of medications used to treat anxiety. Diazepam is typically only used on a short-term basis, as it can be addictive and cause other side effects. Diazepam and paroxetine typically do not interact with each other. ...Read more

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Can you fluanxol and diazepam together?

Can you fluanxol and diazepam together?

Yes, if Rx'ed by Dr: If your dr recommends this, it can be used together. If you have questions or concerns, you should always ask them to your prescriber, and can also ask your pharmacist. ...Read more

Diazepam Overdose (Definition)

Valium (Diazepam) is a benzodiazapine medication that is used to treat anxiety. Valium overdose can cause blurred vision, slowed reflexes, respiratory problems, blue lips, ataxia, ...Read more


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