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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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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