Is it okay to take both Valium and Xanax (alprazolam) together or separately?

Duplicative. There should be no reason to duplicate the effects with those meds.
No. It's not a good idea to be taking 2 benzodiazepines at the same time -- either together or separately. I cannot think of any pharmacological reason to prescribe both, but can think of several reasons why not to.

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Why do I always get really hyper when I take Xanax (alprazolam) or valium?

Paradoxical reaction. Some people do experience agitation or arousal in response to benzodiazepines, including diazepam/valium & alprazolam/xanax. Sometimes this is because of partial sedation or loss of focus, which can be upsetting; this should improve with dose reduction. Sometimes it is due to impaired ability to read/respond to your surroundings, which can be frightening. Read more...

I took about 4 10 mg valiums and 1 2mg Xanax (alprazolam) bar together for 4 days, same dose of meds each day. I have a drug test in 16 days. Will I pass or fail?

Pass. If you are not a chronic user and this was a one time thing, most likely you will pass. If you are taking the valium daily, it can stay in your system for up to 30 days. It is dangerous to take these two drugs together if this is not a prescription and under close supervision of a doctor. They work in the same way and can exacerbate the sedative effects. Please enter treatment if addiction. Read more...
Pass. Most likely unless they are testing for the metabolites of valium (unlikely). Read more...

24 hours ago I took the last 0.75 of xanax (alprazolam). But now I want to try Valium, maybe it is better for me post stress anxiety. Is it ok to take Valium now?

Yes if prescribed . I would take one or the other as prescribed. Both medications are habit forming and work on the gaba receptor where alcohol binds. You should not drive or operate heavy machinery. If you take too much it can lower your drive to breathe. Read more...

I take Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium will grapefruit juice have a side effect?

Minor. Grapefruit juice inhibits the liver enzymes that break down certain medicines, resulting in a small increase in the medicine's effect. This definitely occurs with valium; there is some uncertainly whether it affects xanax (alprazolam) as much, or at all. It takes a lot of grapefruit juice (at least a pint, probably more) to have this effect. Tell your doc if you drink lots of grapefruit juice regularly. Read more...

How much Valium or Xanax (alprazolam) do you take for severe non stop anxiety and fears?

What your Dr prescr. Prescribes. The decision regarding the dose of any medication like this is extremely personalized. People have tolerances to this class of medication all across the board. As physicians we try to provide just enough to treat the symptoms while adding in an antidepressant that has been antianxiety effect as well as psychotherapy. We try to keep the dose as little as possible and the treatment as short as possible with the realization that there are people who require extremely low dose short-term treatment and others who require the opposite.Severity of the anxiety interestingly does not always predict dose response.Some people with high anxiety get by on low doses and some people with relatively low anxiety require higher doses.This is why the practice of psychopharmacology is so individualized. Read more...

Mri monday morning possible disc herniation. Doc wants me to take a Valium before hand, never called it in. I have Xanax (alprazolam) for my dog. (.5mg). Same?

Kinda sorta. So xanax (alprazolam) is a brand of Alprazolam which is in same family as valium (diazepam). Not being a veterinarian, i can't tell you whether doggie xanax (alprazolam) is any different from human xanax (alprazolam). However, xanax (alprazolam) is short acting than valium. That being said, contact doc's office for prescription. But unless you're claustrophobic, you'll do fine w/o any drug. Mri's just loud ; boring and you must keep still. No biggi. Read more...
Similar enough. Just make sure you have someone drive you. It takes 20 min for valium to work, but about 45 min for xanax (alprazolam). Depending on how claustrophobic you are, you may need to take two of pooches pills. May your test results show that you have a new leash, i mean lease, on life:). Best wishes. Make sure your dog sees a cognitive behavioral therapist so fido doesn't have to be on meds life-long. Read more...