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What Happens if you Overdose on Valium?

What is Valium? Valium is most often prescribed to relieve anxiety, muscle spasms, and seizures. It is also used to ease uncomfortable symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. Valium works by diminishing hyperactive brain function to relieve severe stress and anxiety. It is ingested orally in pill form and usually taken 1-4 times per day when prescribed by a doctor. Valium is a long-acting Benzodiazepine. This means it stays in the body much longer than shorter-acting Benzos like Halcion. Because of Valium’s long-lasting nature, people can take fewer doses per day than they would with shorter-acting Benzos. Valium is meant to be taken regularly to be effective. But when someone starts taking Valium more than prescribed, or without a prescription, they increase their risk of becoming addicted. How Much Valium Does It Take to Overdose? Just how much Valium would it take to overdose? As alluded to, any milligram amount above the prescribed amount is, technically speaking, an overdose. However, even at 1,000 times the recommended dose — upwards of 2,000 mg — Valium is typically not lethal for adults. Now, this isn’t to say that such insatiable use isn’t dangerous, far from it. Any individual that attempted to consume this amount of Valium would certainly go…