Dangers of Mixing Valium with Alcohol and Other Drugs
Valium is a benzodiazepine drug used to treat the following:
- Panic attacks
- Alcohol withdrawal symptoms
Valium is both physically and psychologically addictive. The drug has a hypnotic effect on the user before a tolerance starts to build. Valium is only available by prescription and should only be taken under close supervision of a doctor.
Combining Valium and Alcohol
It is extremely dangerous to drink alcohol while taking Valium. Like Valium, alcohol is a central nervous system depressant and will greatly increase the effects and side effects of the drug. Valium side effects worsened by alcohol use include the following:
- Confusion, memory problems
- Unusual thoughts or actions
- Sexual dysfunction
- Hyperactivity, anxiety, aggression
- Drowsiness or sedation
- Flu-like symptoms
- Respiratory failure
- Hallucination, double vision
- Intense emotional changes
- Suicidal thoughts or actions, depression
- Slurred speech
The combination of Valium and alcohol has also led people to engage in risky and uncharacteristic behavior.
Combining Other Drugs and Valium
There are many potential side effects, range from mildly uncomfortable to potentially fatal, that arise when Valium is taken in conjunction with other drugs. It is important for patients to be forthcoming and honest with their doctor before taking Valium and to follow the dosing instructions precisely.
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