I am having a gum graft surgery done in a week. My doctor has just prescribed 5mg Valium and told me to take 3-4 approximately one hour before surgery. This seems like a very high dosage. I have taken single 5mg doses of valium in the past for muscle spasms and tripling or quadrupling this worries me. I am a 25 year old female, in good health, 138lbs. Does 15-20mg dosage before a gum surgery sound appropriate?
It does sound quite high do to the fact that you aren't tolerant to Valium. Is this the doctor who is doing the graft?? If not then you need to get a hold of the surgeon and explain to him what your doctor has prescribed for you and let the surgeon decide what is best... Good luck...
Dave - yes, it was prescribed by the doctor performing the surgery. I have lost about 15lbs since my initial visit and failed to mention that today when they wrote the prescription. I am going to call them again to verify my weight and whether or not their 'recommended' dose is still appropriate. I think I am also going to call my PCP to see what he has to say.
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