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How can I reduce the symptoms of restless leg syndrome? Stop my valium?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Caution here...
Valium is the first in a group of drugs: anxiolytic (anti-anxiety).
Newer ones include xanax, (alprazolam) ativan, klonopin, serax.... These are all brand names; the generic chemical names end in the letters: epam. These are addictive medications (controlled substances), and the hallmark of dependence or addiction is that there is a withdrawal syndrome if suddenly stop, the drug. Must be managed with doc.

In brief: Caution here...
Valium is the first in a group of drugs: anxiolytic (anti-anxiety).
Newer ones include xanax, (alprazolam) ativan, klonopin, serax.... These are all brand names; the generic chemical names end in the letters: epam. These are addictive medications (controlled substances), and the hallmark of dependence or addiction is that there is a withdrawal syndrome if suddenly stop, the drug. Must be managed with doc.
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