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How long could you take diazepam (valium) before the drug is useless?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Valium

I believe u meant before developing tolerance & valium stops working.
That varies with the dosage and the length of time u have been taking it.

In brief: Valium

I believe u meant before developing tolerance & valium stops working.
That varies with the dosage and the length of time u have been taking it.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Use on as needed

Valium and benzodiazapine medication r intended to be taken on as needed basis , if u take them on regular basis u will get used to it and it will stop working and u find u self increasing the dose and getting addicted

In brief: Use on as needed

Valium and benzodiazapine medication r intended to be taken on as needed basis , if u take them on regular basis u will get used to it and it will stop working and u find u self increasing the dose and getting addicted
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Peter Horvath
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Longer than U think

If taken orally (as most people do) it takes the average young healthy person about a day to get rid of half the drug they took.
This metabolism is prolonged further with use of alcohol. So best advice.... Several days would be a safe interval.

In brief: Longer than U think

If taken orally (as most people do) it takes the average young healthy person about a day to get rid of half the drug they took.
This metabolism is prolonged further with use of alcohol. So best advice.... Several days would be a safe interval.
Dr. Peter Horvath
Dr. Peter Horvath
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