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I was prescribed 5 mg Valium 2 x daily how far apart do I take them ?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Valium BID

12 hours.

In brief: Valium BID

12 hours.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Ask your doctor

Prescriptions come with instructions about how to take them. If it simply says twice daily, this usually means around 9 am and 9 pm. But medicines for anxiety are often given "as needed", meaning twice-daily is a maximum, not a requirement.
Check with your doctor about what he or she meant — it's best not to guess. There are also non-medication ways to help anxiety, and other medicines too.

In brief: Ask your doctor

Prescriptions come with instructions about how to take them. If it simply says twice daily, this usually means around 9 am and 9 pm. But medicines for anxiety are often given "as needed", meaning twice-daily is a maximum, not a requirement.
Check with your doctor about what he or she meant — it's best not to guess. There are also non-medication ways to help anxiety, and other medicines too.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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Dr. Mario Reyes
General Practice

In brief: Don't take it at all

Valium is a benzodiazepine with high risk for addiction.
If used it should be for short term , at least 8 hrs apart but it's better to look ands ask for better alternatives for anxiety , insomnia or muscle relaxation.They are many other medications that can be used for those purposes that don't have the risk of addiction and tolerance.

In brief: Don't take it at all

Valium is a benzodiazepine with high risk for addiction.
If used it should be for short term , at least 8 hrs apart but it's better to look ands ask for better alternatives for anxiety , insomnia or muscle relaxation.They are many other medications that can be used for those purposes that don't have the risk of addiction and tolerance.
Dr. Mario Reyes
Dr. Mario Reyes
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