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Why can't you have caffeine before root canal or is it because they gave me valium? How long after can you have caffeine?

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Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic
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In brief: Counteraction

Usually valium is prescribed for patients that are anxious.
It has a depressive action on the central nervous system. The goal of the medication is to relax and calm a patient prior to treatment. Caffeine has an opposite action and stimulates the central nervous system. This will excite you and can make you more anxious. So you would not want to take both of these medications at the same time!

In brief: Counteraction

Usually valium is prescribed for patients that are anxious.
It has a depressive action on the central nervous system. The goal of the medication is to relax and calm a patient prior to treatment. Caffeine has an opposite action and stimulates the central nervous system. This will excite you and can make you more anxious. So you would not want to take both of these medications at the same time!
Dr. Steven Corben
Dr. Steven Corben
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Caffeine

It would reverse some of sedative effect of valium.
Recommend waiting till next morning when soreness is down, unless your dentist recommended otherwise.

In brief: Caffeine

It would reverse some of sedative effect of valium.
Recommend waiting till next morning when soreness is down, unless your dentist recommended otherwise.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Craig Long
Dentistry
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In brief: Caffeine

Caffeine can decrease the efficiency of dental anesthetic and longevity.
You can have caffeine shortly after your dental visit.

In brief: Caffeine

Caffeine can decrease the efficiency of dental anesthetic and longevity.
You can have caffeine shortly after your dental visit.
Dr. Craig Long
Dr. Craig Long
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