i can only answer from my own experience,,, i have taken both,,my doctor gave me valium for muscle spasams,,, an xanax for my nerves,,it worked for me,,for a while,,but after awhile u get immune,,an need switching,,from time tooo time,,, GOOD LUCK
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Other drugs that your selected drugs interact with
Valium (diazepam) interacts with more than 300 other drugs.
Xanax (alprazolam) interacts with more than 300 other drugs.
Interactions between your selected drugs and food
diazepam ↔ food
Applies to: Valium (diazepam)
Grapefruit juice may increase the blood levels and effects of diazepam. You may want to limit your consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit juice during treatment with diazepam. However, if you have been regularly consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice with diazepam, do not alter the amounts of these products in your diet without first talking to your doctor or other health care professional. Contact your doctor if your condition changes or you experience increased side effects. Orange juice is not expected to interact.
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alprazolam ↔ food
Applies to: Xanax (alprazolam)
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with ALPRAZolam 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 ALPRAZolam. This medication can increase the effects of alcohol. You may feel more drowsy, dizzy, or tired if you take ALPRAZolam with alcohol.
I have aslo taken both benzodiazepines, as long as they were prescribed by my Dr.
Yes, if the same Dr prescribed them both and instructed you to take both and you take as directed. From what I know though, you risk respiratory arrest in your sleep from mixing these. Hope this helps.
Absolutely, per Md recs. I also use Valium as a muscle relaxer. My pain doc says its the best there is and then I use Xanax for my anxiety. Sometimes paths may cross and I get sleepy. But, other than that, I've been on both for years. Hope that helps!!!
Hello mboemasta. Yes you can. The interactions will effect you though. Cognitive/CNS/Motor/ functions will be effected when taking both drugs. Regards pledge
Yes. Much easier for a Psychiatrist to prescribe, no matter what state you reside. If you want both, good luck getting either one, let alone both if you are also prescribed opioids.
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