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I'm hoping you'll be able to help me please. I've been

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Hello I'm hoping you'll be able to help me please.
I've been prescribed 5mg diazepam tablets for a fear of flying. We went away to Spain at the weekend & had a long delay on the way home & didn't feel that I was 'numb' enough, I spent the whole journey home in a state of high anxiety.
Could you please let me know how much I am able to take & in what time frame without causing myself any problems?
I've heard some people get 10mg tablets so am I able to double my dose? If so how do you recommended I space them out?
We are away again on a 4.5hr flight next Thursday & this time we are taking our children, so I really don't want them to see me upset & pass this irrational fear on to them!
Kind regards
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I’d be happy to assist you.

I understand your concern.

Diazepam has a relatively long half life...it does not leave your system quickly, so you take your 5 mg 30 minutes before the flight.

You can take other 5 mg dose after 4 hours or at bed time.

It's not recommended to exceed your dose above 10 mg.

And it's usually advised to take it for short term use.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
It’s my pleasure to continue this conversation until you satisfy.
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Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 1 year ago.

It's my privilege to help you if you have any further query regarding your this health issue.
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Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 1 year ago.

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