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My GP has switched me from Sertraline to trazodone and wondered if it's OK to take 2 mg of diazepam?

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masso 30 Sep 2016

Hi, sorry for the delayed answer:

Interactions between your selected drugs
Moderate
diazepam trazodone
Applies to: Valium (diazepam), trazodone

Using diazepam together with traZODone may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people, especially the elderly, may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

Other drugs and diseases that your selected drugs interact with
trazodone interacts with more than 500 other drugs and 8 diseases.
Valium (diazepam) interacts with more than 400 other drugs and more than 10 diseases.

Interactions between your selected drugs and food
Moderate
diazepam food
Applies to: Valium (diazepam)

Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with diazepam and lead to potentially dangerous side effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor. Do not drink alcohol while taking diazepam. This medication can increase the effects of alcohol. You may feel more drowsy, dizzy, or tired if you take diazepam with alcohol. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.

Moderate
trazodone food
Applies to: trazodone

Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of traZODone such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with traZODone. Do not use more than the recommended dose of traZODone, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.

Therapeutic duplication warnings
No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.

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