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Will diazepam work if taken on a full stomach?

Will diazepam work if taken on a full stomach?

Yes: It will although all medications have a quicker onset and more marked effect if taken on an empty stomach. Think about the difference of drinking a glass of wine on an empty stomach versus having the same glass with a full meal- the effect of the wine (or buzz) is generally much less with food in the stomach. ...Read more

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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I have terrible pains in my stomach unbearable my doctor gave me diazepam with this help with pain please help I'm gluten free 100 per cent?

I have terrible pains in my stomach unbearable my doctor gave me diazepam with this help with pain please help I'm gluten free 100 per cent?

Stomach Pain: I do not know the cause of your stomach pain. However, I can tell you that diazepam, aka valium, is not an analgesic. If your pain is due to some sort of stress or anxiety disorder, diazepam may be helpful. However, if your pain is due to an ulcer, some type of hyper acidic condition, diazepam alone may not be sufficient. Ask your physician for the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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What is better to take for muscle pain that won't cause stomach problems like acid reflux, robaxin, (methocarbamol) flexeril, or diazepam?

All good, but...: Robaxin (methocarbamol) is probably best for muscle pain, in my opinion. None should upset your stomach, but I've had very good experience treating patients with muscle pain and tightness using Robaxin (methocarbamol). Flexeril and Diazepam tend to cause more drowsiness. ...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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I am not able to sleep, if a took 2 pills of diazepam 5 mg, will it work as sleeping pills? How longer I will sleep? Can if anyone wake me in between?

I am not able to sleep, if a took 2 pills of diazepam 5 mg, will it work as sleeping pills? How longer I will sleep? Can if anyone wake me in between?

Diazepam is old: As a sleeping aid we do not use it often since it is habit forming.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) is the preferred way of treating insomnia.
To answer your question: people are different, some taking 5 mg diazepam and knocked out for 36 hours, and some people taking 20 mg and sleep only 2 hours.
http://lasleepdr. Blogspot. Com/2010/03/some-technique-that-helps-you-sleep. Html. ...Read more

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Can temazepam work like diazepam?

Yes: These medicines are used to treat anxiety and insomnia, in most cases. The main differences between them are
degree of sedation, dose and duration of action.
Temazepam was known as restoril, and used as a sleeping pill, because of its duration of action and sedation. Diazepam is generally used for anxiety. In my practice, I don't use temazepam for treating anxiety, because it causes drowsiness. ...Read more

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Chronic pain 5yrs, only thing that gives me 1 pain free day is diazepam the day after, what other non addictive med would likely work based on that.?

Chronic pain 5yrs, only thing that gives me 1 pain free day is diazepam the day after, what other non addictive med would likely work based on that.?

Valium: As an antispasmotic is very useful for management of focal and regional dystonia due to basal ganglia stroke or encephalitis. Sometimes it helps with painful muscle spasms due to lower motor neuron disease. There are about 6 other meds that can be used depending on the cause. Norflex, (orphenadrine) Robaxin and Skellaxin are less likely to cause dependence. Flexeril can be used short term. Baclofen is another ...Read more

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Is it safe to take either 1 diazepam or pramin with a cefaclor cd & is it a must to have a full glass of water with the tablet?

Cefaclor: Yes, you can take this with the compounds you mention, and it is not a "must" to drink a full glass of water, but helpful in getting it down and having it dissolve and be absorbed in the GI tract. ...Read more

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Started on diazepam today how long does it take to work struggling with extreme anxiety I am taking for last three weeks 50mg sertraline?

Quick Relief: Diazepam is an anti anxiety drug that usually works right away. It is often used on a short term basis until your other medication starts to work. Talk to your doctor. You may need to increase the dose of your sertraline. The sertraline helps both depression and anxiety. It is usually a long term drug and can take up to 8 weeks to start to work. Hope this helps. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Ssri's don't work on me so the psych has more or less told me to self help with my gad they are also weaning me off diazepam ' is this right?

Self help or non-med: Options. Have you tried cognitive behavioral therapy? Behavior modification? Individual psychotherapy? Group psychotherapy? Qi gong? Tai chi? Acupuncture? Acupressure? Homeopathy? Meditation? Yoga? Exercise program? Breathing exercises? Progressive muscle relaxation? Don't just rely on meds to get rid of your symptoms. Take an active and aggressive role in eliminating your anxiety! ...Read more

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I had some zopiclone and diazepam to help me sleep me I can't remember what happened for a full day. What causes the memory loss?

I had some zopiclone and diazepam to help me sleep me I can't remember what happened for a full day. What causes the memory loss?

Medication rxtn: Both medications possess substantial effects on brain chemicals due to their anti-cholinergic qualities, and the combination could well affect your memory transiently. Since you possess apparent sensitivity, might propose finding alternative treatment approaches to help your sleep. Have a visit to your doctor and redesign your sleep meds. ...Read more

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prescribed 0.5mg Lorazepam for 1 week, had absolutely no effect, no sedation or anti-anxiety effect. Had diazepam while ago same proble, why not work?

prescribed 0.5mg Lorazepam for 1 week, had absolutely no effect, no sedation or anti-anxiety effect. Had diazepam while ago same proble, why not work?

Anxiety, G.E.R.D.: I understand your frustration.
Thank you for informing about G.E.R.D, Acne, and H.Pylori EIA
These symptoms are likely due to Anxiety due to stresses in life-relationships, separations, unresolved conflicts with parents, siblings; and use of Alcohol and Cocaine.
Therapy with increase of dose of Lorazepam, Breathing Relaxation, Tai Chi will help.
See Gastroenterologist for H. Pylori follow up. ...Read more

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Why is Ativan (lorazepam) taken under the tongue but Clonazepam and Diazepam swallowed. Will benzos ultimately work the same whether taken under the tongue?

Why is Ativan (lorazepam) taken under the tongue but Clonazepam and Diazepam swallowed. Will benzos ultimately work the same whether taken under the tongue?

All work same.: All of them are oral medications. It is not standard practice to put any of them under the tongue. You may have a specific trade named product that says to take under tongue? Maybe your doc gave you this advice? ...Read more

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I have had 3 rum and cokes over a period of 6 hours and taken a diazepam as I didn't realize I couldn't. How bad is my situation going to be please?

I have had 3 rum and cokes over a period of 6 hours and taken a diazepam as I didn't realize I couldn't. How bad is my situation going to be please?

Lethargy: You should not be that bad, but everyone metabolizes medications and alcohol differently depending on weight and overall metabolism. Certainly your actions are NOT recommended and the combination may cause lethargy, confusion, weakness in muscles, poor though process, etc. Be sure to eat plenty of bread and drink water. Have a friend watch over you. ER if severe issues. ...Read more

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Does diazepam taken on day interfere with general anasthetic drugs? To make ga last longer or misjudge dose etc?

The regular use: Of diazepam or even alcohol in the past means your liver and metabolic activity are revved up and they have to adjust the dose of anesthesia for your need and the length of surgery as you may wake up from the anesthesia sooner. ...Read more

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Can 25 mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) be safely taken 2 hours after taking with 1-1/4mg of Diazepam. Diazepam is 1/4 of a 5mg pill.

Can 25 mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) be safely taken 2 hours after taking with 1-1/4mg of Diazepam. Diazepam is 1/4 of a 5mg pill.

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) + Diazepam: Together may increase side effects of dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, impairment in thinking and judgment. Avoid or limit the use of alcohol while on these medications. Avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Best regards! ...Read more

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I have been prescribed 4mg of diazepam to take daily for the past 4 months. My Doctor has now taken me off it abruptly. Is this safe?

I have been prescribed 4mg of diazepam to take daily for the past 4 months. My Doctor has now taken me off it abruptly. Is this safe?

Tapering safely: Good question! Maybe your doctor has already replaced diazepam by another medication? In any case, it is always safer to gradually taper a psychotropic medication taken on a daily basis. In regard to diazepam, you may safely decrease your daily dosage by 0.5 mg every other day until complete discontinuation. Please call back your doctor for clarification. Good luck and be safe! ...Read more

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Dr. Lori Lange
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