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Which Otc Allergy Meds Are Safe To Use With Diazepam
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Several: Claritin, (loratadine) Allegra and zyrtec are safe and tend to cause less drowsiness than other antihistamines. Excessive drowsiness with diazepam can occur with chlorpheniramine or brompheniramine which are in many over the counter allergy medications. There is a theoretic concern of thickening sputum and causing more airflow obstruction. ...Read more
Most new ones: Antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine), Allegra (fexofenadiine) and even zyrtec (cetirizine) are safe to take with other medications in persons with copd. It's best to avoid antihistamines that cause drowsiness (like benadryl) as this side effect may be worsened with diazepam. The most effective treatment for nasal allergies is nasal steroid sprays with no interaction with diazepam. ...Read more
Med interaction: There are many medications that are used to treated allergies. I supposed your question mentioning about over the counter allergy medications. They are usually safe to take together with diazepam and when you have a diagnosis of copd. First generation otc allergy med like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is also drowsy so precaution should be taken when you also take diazepam. ...Read more
Doctor has decided to prescribe me diazepam low dose daily long term &I thought this was a med only for short term use? Have chronic anxiety. Thanks.
Second opinion?: Hi Kelly, this is difficult to answer not knowing more about what's going on with you. Generally speaking, benzos are best used on a short term basis, and there are other medications that are safer over the long term. Strongly recommend that you consider psychotherapy as chronic anxiety can be managed quite effectively with evidence based approaches, e.g., CBT. Hope this is helpful. Take care. ...Read more
Use eye drops meds for high IOP. Is it safe to use OTC nasal spray Nasacort (triamcinolone) to control allergies?
Likely ok: Although the WHO statement mentioned increase IOP as a potential problem with nasal steroid, I have not seen such an association. The best way to find out is to check the IOP after you have been on nasal steroid for about a month if you are really concerned. ...Read more
No: You should not mix these two medications. Take one or the other in order to avoid adverse reactions. They are both sedating. Take care! ...Read more
Moderate chance of: Interaction. Codeine with diazepam may increase side effects (dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating). Modafinil may increase blood levels and effects of diazepam and may need dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. Contact your doctor if your condition changes or you experience increased side effects. Best regards, ...Read more
Is it safe/dangerous to mix diazepam approx 30-40mg and 7.5mg zopiclone within a few hours of eachother?
Valium/zopiclone: Very sedating at this high dose. Best to consult the prescribing doctor. ...Read more
I don't understand?: I'm not really understanding your question, since valium is not "useless." the basic drug has a 30-60 hour half-life, and it has psychoactive breakdown products. This is one of the problems with it, especially in older people: it can build up and create longer-lasting sedation & cognitive issues than expected or desired. Tolerance can happen -- habituation, addiction, & withdrawal syndrome too. ...Read more
Meds short term: Meds manage pain and spasm short term. Fora long term solution, fix the problem with your bite. ...Read more
No. Misinformation.: Some folk who use it for recreation (bad) have popularized this for being cool. But it was intended to be swallowed and food does not lessen the effect at all. Use as prescribed by a doctor for intended purposes. Have fun in ways that don't abuse your body. Best wishes! ...Read more
Two hours ago I took 4mg diazepam. When will it be safe to take pain medication containing total of 30mg codeine.
4-6 hours: Diazepam and codeine have additive sedative effects. So to be careful not to get interactions, I would wait 4-6 hours before taking the codeine. You must be careful as they both can make you tipsy, stumble or fall. So to prevent any side effects separate their use by 4-6 hours. ...Read more
How soon after stopping diazepam is it safe to take mitrazapine? Diazepam dosage 3 to 4mg daily over 6 weeks. Thank you.
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