Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with Valium and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking your benzodiazepine. Alcohol is also contained in many medicines. Discuss the amount of alcohol in your medicines with your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist).If you notice any new or worse side effects, contact your healthcare professional. Your doctor may want to change your medicines.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories – A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.This medication falls into category D. It has been shown that use of Valium in pregnant women caused some babies to be born with problems. However, in some serious situations, the benefit of using this medication may be greater than the risk of harm to the baby.
Valium has been detected in human breast milk. Because of the possibility for adverse reactions in nursing infants from Valium, a choice should be made whether to stop nursing or to stop use of this medication. The importance of the drug to the mother should be considered.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take: sodium oxybate atazanavir boceprevir carbinoxamine chloramphenicol cimetidine clarithromycin conivaptan cyclosporine darunavir delavirdine doxylamine esomeprazole felbamate fluoxetine fluvoxamine fosamprenavir gefitinib idelalisib imatinib indinavir itraconazole ketoconazole lopinavir/ritonavir nefazodone nelfinavir omeprazole oxcarbazepine posaconazole ritonavir saquinavir telaprevir telithromycin tipranavir voriconazole aripiprazole cobicistat codeine dexmedetomidine etravirine fosphenytoin fospropofol hydrocodone phenytoin propofol suvorexant acrivastine aldesleukin alfentanil alprazolam amiodarone amitriptyline amoxapine apomorphine aprepitant aripiprazole lauroxil armodafinil artemether/lumefantrine asenapine azelastine baclofen bexarotene bosentan brexpiprazole brompheniramine buprenorphine butabarbital butalbital butorphanol calendula capsicum carbamazepine carisoprodol cetirizine chloral hydrate chlordiazepoxide chlorpheniramine chlorpromazine chlorzoxazone clemastine clobazam clomipramine clonazepam clonidine clopidogrel clorazepate clozapine cyclizine cyclobenzaprine cyproheptadine danazol dantrolene desflurane desipramine dexamethasone dexchlorpheniramine diazepam dichloralphenazone dichlorphenamide dihydrocodeine diltiazem dimenhydrinate diphenhydramine doxepin dronabinol dronedarone droperidol efavirenz enflurane erythromycin eslicarbazepine acetate estazolam eszopiclone ethanol ethosuximide etomidate ezogabine fentanyl flibanserin fluconazole fluphenazine flurazepam fosaprepitant gabapentin gabapentin enacarbil goldenseal guanabenz guanfacine haloperidol hawthorn hydromorphone hydroxyzine iloperidone imipramine isoflurane isoniazid kava ketamine levocetirizine levorphanol lorazepam loxapine lumacaftor lurasidone maprotiline meclizine melatonin meperidine meprobamate metaxalone methadone methocarbamol methohexital methsuximide methyldopa metoclopramide midazolam milk thistle mirtazapine mitotane modafinil morphine nabilone nalbuphine nevirapine nortriptyline olanzapine orphenadrine oxazepam oxybutynin oxycodone oxymorphone paliperidone pentazocine pentobarbital perampanel perphenazine pheniramine phenobarbital pimozide pramipexole pregabalin primidone prochlorperazine promethazine protriptyline pyrilamine quetiapine remifentanil rifabutin rifampin rifapentine risperidone ropinirole rotigotine rufinamide secobarbital sertraline sevoflurane St. John’s wort sufentanil tamoxifen tapentadol temazepam tetrabenazine thalidomide thioridazine thiothixene tiagabine ticlopidine tizanidine tolcapone topiramate tramadol trazodone triazolam trifluoperazine trimipramine triprolidine ustekinumab valerian valproic acid verapamil vigabatrin zaleplon ziconotide ziprasidone zolpidem zonisamideThis is not a complete list of Valium drug interactions. Talk to your doctor for more information.
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Valium Usage: Take Valium exactly as prescribed.Valium is available in tablet form and is typically taken 1 to 4 times daily, with or without food. Taking Valium with food may help if it bothers your stomach.Because Valium may produce psychological and physical dependence, it is advisable that you consult with your physician before increasing your dose or abruptly discontinuing Valium. The risk of dependence increases with duration of treatment; it is also greater in people with a history of alcohol or drug abuse.If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses of Valium at the same time.Valium Dosage Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.The dose your doctor recommends may be based on the following: the condition being treated other medical conditions you have other medications you are taking how you respond to this medication your weight your age The recommended dose range of Valium for the treatment of anxiety, muscle spasms, certain types of seizures, and/or symptoms of alcohol withdrawal including agitation, tremor, and hallucinations is 2 mg to 10 mg by mouth up to four times daily.Valium Overdose If you take too much Valium, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.
Serious side effects have been reported with Valium including the following: Dependence. Valium may produce psychological and/or physical dependence. A component of this risk is currently believed to be inheritable and risk increases with duration of treatment with Valium. Consult with your physician about your risk for developing dependence to Valium.Withdrawal symptoms. If abruptly discontinued, withdrawal symptoms of tremors, seizures, rapid heart rate, sweating, and/or general ill-feeling (malaise) may develop. Do not abruptly discontinue Valium. Consult with your physician if you wish to discontinue treatment and your physician will instruct you on how to safely discontinue use.Seizures. Seizures are rare in people taking Valium, but they have been known to occur. Consult with your physician immediately if you have a seizure while taking Valium.Do not take Valium if you: are allergic to Valium or to any of its ingredients are a child under 6 years of age have myasthenia gravis have severe liver disease have sleep apnea have acute narrow-angle glaucoma Valium can also cause drowsiness and/or dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Valium affects you
Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.The dose your doctor recommends may be based on the following: the condition being treated other medical conditions you have other medications you are taking how you respond to this medication your weight your age The recommended dose range of Valium for the treatment of anxiety, muscle spasms, certain types of seizures, and/or symptoms of alcohol withdrawal incl
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Valium is a prescription medicine used to treat anxiety, muscle spasms, and certain types of seizures. It is also used to treat certain symptoms of alcohol withdrawal including agitation, tremor, and hallucinations.This medicine may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.