Valium

Produced by Hoffman-La Roche, Valium is a drug used to treat insomnia, anxiety, seizures including muscle spasms, restless legs syndrome, status epilepticus, alcohol withdrawal, Meniere’s disease and benzodiazepine withdrawal. It is also used to reduce tension.

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How long does it take for Valium to take effect?

20 minutes to half an hour, full effect in one hour.

The short answer is that Valium (diazepam) has a rapid onset of action, faster that nearly all benzodiazepines. It is effective orally within 20 to 30 minutes. Its peak plasma (blood) concentration occurs between 30 minutes and 2 hours after administration.

For the longer answer:

Diazepam can be administered, orally, intravenously, intramuscularly or as a suppository. The onset of action is 1-5 minutes for IV administration and 15-30 minutes for IM administration, although onset can be faster. Diazepam's peak plasma concentration is 15 minutes to 1 hour for the intravenous or intramuscular route.

Diazepam has a half-life of 20-50 hours, it has several active metabolites most notably nordiazepam, also known as desmethyldiazepam (average half-life 30-55hrs), temazepam (average half-life 10-40hrs), and oxazepam (average half-life 5-20hrs). Diazepam is a long acting benzodiazepine, in some cases diazepam's active metabolites my last for up to 200hrs. For this reason, it is often substituted for other shorter acting benzodiazepines when dosage reduction or withdrawal is desired.

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Is it okay to mix Valium and Adderall XR?

Self-medicating Valium and Adderall is probably a bad idea. However, there are many good reasons that a doctor may prescribe both medications. Bear in mind that Valium (Diazepam) can be used to treat (among other things):

  • Nausea as an anti-emetic
  • Anti-anxietal and calmative
  • Anti-seizure med.
  • Anti-toxin and antagonist for many marine or arthrodpod neurotoxins.
  • Insomnia (often a result of Adderall).
  • Used at a treatment for chemical warfare agents including sarin.

Benzodiazapine class meds created a revolution in pharmacology, especiially due to the wide spectrum of possible uses, and significantly lowered M&M stats by replacing drugs like barbituates.

In this case, I wouldn't write this combination off as a bad idea without considering the entire picture.

Alternate Anwer:This isn't a bad idea at all. What the first person who answered is thinking is that they are two opposites, and would create a sort of speedball affect, but this is not true [First answer removed in this version]. Adderall does indeed speed up your mind and thoughts, making you focus much better, however if you suffer from anxiety, Adderall can make this much worse. The best solution for anxiety is a benzo, like Valium, even though I prefer Xanax, to counter act the anxiety. Benzo's do Not slow down your thoughts as much as they simply make your more relaxed. I am currently prescribed 30mg XR once a day, 10mg IR in the afternoon, and 1mg Kpins twice a day by my doctor and they work perfectly together and I Do indeed recommend it. Alternate Answer:I am prescribed 60mgs Adderall IR daily and was just recently prescribed 10mg of Valium by the same doctor. I PERSONALLY haven't experienced any bad side affects, and agree that it does help with anxiety, although I have taken other Benzo's that have worked better for anxiety. Clarification:I noted that self-medicating was a bad idea. Note that these two medications are not contraindicative. I stand by this. Both these medications require a prescription, and adminstration should be monitored by a doctor. Alternative AnswerI take 40mg of Adderal a day and have back muscle issues which I take Valium for. its helfpful and I havn't noticed any problems. I do really suggest though, that you talk with your doctors about what you specifically need to think about concerning this combo.
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How long does 30 mg of Valium stay in your system?

2-3 days

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Can you give a dog Xanax instead of Valium?

Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium (diazepam) along with other benzodiazepines are schedule IV controlled substances in The US, Canada, Australia, and under international law and convention. It is illegal to use a controlled substance for any purpose it was not prescribed for. It may only be used by the person the drug was specifically prescribed for. Although it is not manufactured in a specific veterinary formula, some vets do prescribe it "off label" although it is not FDA approved for use in dogs.

It is also important to note that although both diazepam and alprazolam are of the same class of drugs (benzodiazepines), they are different substances and should not be considered interchangeable without speaking to a physician.

In terms of bioequivalence in humans, 0.5 mg of oral alprazolam = 10 mg of oral diazepam.

There are also many other medications available, both benzodiazepine and non-benzodiazepine. Talk to your vet.

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Valium

What is mylan a1 used for?

Mylan A1 is 1 mg Alprazolam (generic for Xanax). It is a sedative medicine used for treatment of anxiety.

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Does Valium cross the blood brain barrier?

Yes. Valium (diazepam) does indeed cross the blood brain barrier. It is one of the more lipophilic of the benzodiazepine medications.

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What is the antidote for diazepam?

Flumazenil

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Can you take Ibuprofen and Valium together?

Yes, it is ok to mix benzodiazapriene, which is the drug class for diazepam, with ibuprofin.

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How long will the drug valiums stay in your system?

Depending on how long and how much you've been taking, up to 6 weeks.

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Can you take Valium with azithromycin?

Yes, it is perfectly safe to take Valium (diazepam) and Zithromax (azithromycin) together.

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Can diazepam and trimethoprim be taken at same time?

Yes

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How do you turn Valium pill into liquid?

You crush it into powder form and then put that onto a spoon .. Now drop some water on the spoon until it's covered in water .. Then your gunna wanna hold it under a flame until the pill form turns clear then pour the spoon into a glass that your going to drink

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How long will Valium stay in your system?

Valium stayed in my system for eight days!

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Can you mix promethazine and diazepam?

Yes I do it all the time with no adverse effects other than heavy drowsiness.

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How long does it take diazepam to leave your system?

3-5 days

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Ambien (Zolpidem)

Can you take Ambien with Valium?

A hypothetical patient may be safely prescribed this drug combination. However the combination is not appropriate for every patient. As Ambien and Valium are each prescription drugs, they should only be taken (singularly or in combination) under the specific direction of a doctor or other provider.

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What is the difference between Valium and Xanax?

Valium reacts slower, doesn't hit as hard, but lasts longer 20-100 hours. xanax reacts faster, hits harder, but lasts 6-12 hours....

.5mg of xanax is comparable to 10mg of Valium

xanax imo is better for anxiety, sleep

Valium more so for relaxation and muscle relaxation, especially after a hard workout.

Valium stays in your system longer, xanax does not.

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Is there 100 mg Valium?

ANSWER:No, Valium (diazepam) does not come in doses nearly that hight. Most countries, including The US, Canada, and most of Europe have 2, 5, and 10 mg tablets of Valium. Normally the maximum dose of Valium is 40 mg/day.

100 mg of Valium is a huge dose, something a doctor would never prescribe with a possible exception of use in hospital, normally for alcohol, benzodiazepine, or barbiturate detox.

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Is Zoloft the same ingredient as Valium?

No. Zoloft is Setraline Hydrochloride and Valium is .. Diazepam.

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What is the current street value of 5 mg Valium?

i don't have a clue but you don't need to be selling that stuff on the street because it is illegal and if you get caught your going to jail.

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What is a herbal equivalent to valium?

There are two ways to interpret this question. One is, what is the herbal chemical equivalent, and one, more general, what herbs can help, relax, tranqulize like Valium.

First off a minor tranquilizer relaxes by relaxing the muscles. In other words it helps ease up tense muscles. That being said, there are different categories of herbals that can relax. There are calmatives. These botanical are calming hence the name. There are nervines. These strengthen the nerves. Another category is antispasmodic. While these arn't exactly relaxing herbs they help calm cramping. In this way they help with stomach distress and thereby they are helpful in dealing with physical stress. Finally there are relaxants. Medicinal plants that are most helpful in making people feel relaxed. Scullcap, Wood Betony, Passionflower and Valarian are excellent relaxing herbs for most people.

Some herbs, including chamomile, sage, lemon balm, and holy basil, are also relaxing, but have markedly milder or weaker effects than valium, and accordingly, are much safer.

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Diazepam and azithromycin can you mix the two?

You can check all known interactions of drugs yourself with the website http://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php. Simply type in the drugs you wish to find and select the correct drug from the dropdown menu. All known interactions will then appear.

---- Interactions searched:

* azithromycin * diazepam ---- 0 Interaction found:

* No results found - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist. ----

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Does xanax and Valium show up the same on a drug test?

Yes. Both are benzodiazepines, so they are in the same family. Drug tests which are sensitive enough to differentiate the two are extremely expensive, and chances are whatever test you're taking is not going to be that sensitive. Best of luck to you - drug testing is an invasion of privacy and should be illegal. It's your body! StandardbredHorse (note to previous poster - please see the link "spell check your answer" - you need it).

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Are Valium and Xanax the same?

They are in the same class of drugs; therfore, they have similar effects. However, Valium is much longer lasting than Xanax.

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How long will Valium stay in system?

1 month

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