Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 878509

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Valium onset of action?

Posted by Roslynn on February 6, 2009, at 14:54:50

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know how long valium takes to kick in?
And how long does it last, compared to ativan?

Thanks for any info..

Roslynn

 

Re: Valium onset of action? Roslynn

Posted by jms600 on February 6, 2009, at 16:49:39

In reply to Valium onset of action?, posted by Roslynn on February 6, 2009, at 14:54:50

For me, it usually takes half an hour - 45 minutes for 10mg Valium to kick. Diazepam is supposed to be a longer acting benzo - however that 'ahhh' feeling goes within a few hours for me.


> Hi everyone,
>
> Does anyone know how long valium takes to kick in?
> And how long does it last, compared to ativan?
>
> Thanks for any info..
>
> Roslynn

 

Re: Valium onset of action? Roslynn

Posted by Maria3667 on February 6, 2009, at 17:54:54

In reply to Valium onset of action?, posted by Roslynn on February 6, 2009, at 14:54:50

Hi Roslynn,

For some reason or other, Valium makes me very emotional. Also, I don't find it to be as strong as Ativan... Effect should kick in after about 15 minutes... should last for a couple of hours (if you're a rookie). Mind you, it lost it's effect quite soon for me, but YMMV.

Love,
Maria

> Hi everyone,
>
> Does anyone know how long valium takes to kick in?
> And how long does it last, compared to ativan?
>
> Thanks for any info..
>
> Roslynn

 

Re: Valium onset of action? Roslynn

Posted by Phillipa on February 6, 2009, at 18:47:26

In reply to Valium onset of action?, posted by Roslynn on February 6, 2009, at 14:54:50

Hi takes longer from what I've read then for other benzos sometimes up to an hour for me. I take it once a day. So long lasting. Yes for me the ahh feelings went away but took years. And true what above poster wrote YMMV. Phillipa

 

Re: Valium onset of action?

Posted by Sigismund on February 6, 2009, at 20:48:43

In reply to Valium onset of action?, posted by Roslynn on February 6, 2009, at 14:54:50

Under the tongue, chewed first to speed it up?

10 minutes, increasing bit by bit until 30.

 

Re: Valium onset of action?

Posted by Roslynn on February 7, 2009, at 16:16:01

In reply to Re: Valium onset of action?, posted by Sigismund on February 6, 2009, at 20:48:43

Hi everyone,

Thanks for your help. It never did kick in for me. I don't think it's a good med for me to take.

Thanks again,
Roslynn

 

Re: Valium onset of action? Roslynn

Posted by yxibow on February 8, 2009, at 2:44:32

In reply to Valium onset of action?, posted by Roslynn on February 6, 2009, at 14:54:50

> Hi everyone,
>
> Does anyone know how long valium takes to kick in?
> And how long does it last, compared to ativan?
>
> Thanks for any info..
>
> Roslynn

If you've previously been exposed to benzodiazepines it might seem slightly subtle, although I found Klonopin even more subtle.

I'd say about two hours generally except for hospital IV use.

Xanax is much quicker acting, and has a short half life, hence possibly a benzodiazepine that may carry a risk of greater habituation than others potentially.

-- Jay

 

Re: Valium onset of action? yxibow

Posted by Roslynn on February 10, 2009, at 18:46:12

In reply to Re: Valium onset of action? Roslynn, posted by yxibow on February 8, 2009, at 2:44:32

Hi Jay,

I'm used to ativan, so if valium is more subtle, that might be why I never really felt it work. Thanks for your reply.

Roslynn

>
> If you've previously been exposed to benzodiazepines it might seem slightly subtle, although I found Klonopin even more subtle.
>
> I'd say about two hours generally except for hospital IV use.
>
> Xanax is much quicker acting, and has a short half life, hence possibly a benzodiazepine that may carry a risk of greater habituation than others potentially.
>
> -- Jay
>
>


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