Can You Die From Valium?


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tracy deines answered
Yes, you can die from any medication if you take too much of it
Missa Taylor Profile
Missa Taylor answered
Absolutely. Valium is a benzodiazepine. As sighted from wikipedia:
An individual that has consumed too much diazepam will typically
display one or more of the following symptoms in the period up around
four hours immediately following a suspected overdose.:[16][65]
  • Drowsiness
  • Mental confusion
  • Hypotension
  • Impaired motor functions
    • Impaired reflexes
    • Impaired coordination
    • Impaired balance
    • Dizziness

  • Coma

Although not usually fatal when taken alone, a diazepam overdose is
considered a medical emergency and generally requires the immediate
attention of medical personnel. The antidote for an overdose of diazepam (or any other benzodiazepine) is flumazenil
(Anexate). This drug is only used in cases with severe respiratory
depression or cardiovascular complications. Because flumazenil is a
short-acting drug, and the effects of diazepam can last for days,
several doses of flumazenil may be necessary. Artificial respiration and stabilization of cardiovascular functions may also be necessary. Although not routinely indicated, activated charcoal can be used for decontamination of the stomach following a diazepam overdose. Emesis is contraindicated. Dialysis is minimally effective. Hypotension may be treated with levarterenol or metaraminol.[7][11][16][65]The oral LD50 (lethal dose in 50% of the population) of diazepam is 720 mg/kg in mice and 1240 mg/kg in rats.[16]D. J. Greenblatt and colleagues reported in 1978 on two patients who
had taken 500 and 2000 mg of diazepam, respectively, went into
moderately-deep comas, and were discharged within 48 hours without
having experienced important complications, in spite of having high
concentrations of diazepam and its metabolites—desmethyldiazepam,
oxazepam, and temazepam—according to samples taken in the hospital and
as follow-up.[66]Overdoses of diazepam with alcohol, opiates and/or other depressants may be fatal.[7][67]

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