lei Posted December 12, 2007 Share Posted December 12, 2007 Hi, I called my MD for my valium refill (I've tapered down to 2mg 3x/day, originally was on 30mg/day! I welcome inquiries on this topic.) I also requested a small stash of a low dosage of a short-acting benzo to have handy for "those" times, as the xanax I've had for a while has run low. For that he called in chlorazepate 7.5mg (which I'm guessing I'd usually halve.) First question -- From what I've gathered chlorazepate isn't much shorter-acting than valium. Before I ask him, anyone have a hunch why he may have selected it, other than (wonderful doctor though he is) he is occasionally scattered? Second question -- I've heard that expiration dates on meds tend to be very conservative. Anyone have an unofficial estimate on how much longer benzos last beyond expiration? Does it make a difference if they're time-released? (I have some very old xanax XRs in case of major crisis.) Thanks in advance for any help. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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