ZoeGurl Posted September 6, 2005 Share Posted September 6, 2005 I have been taking 50mgs of Vistaril every night for quite sometime to sleep, but it has recently quit working. So I tried Lunesta, which was a complete piece of crap, and am now on Ambien. Anyway, this is my question: I notice that Valium and Ambien both affect GABA receptors, so is it safe to take them together to help me calm down and sleep at night? Just wondering, because Lunesta also affects GABA receptors, and so when I was given Lunesta to try, I asked the pharmacist if it was safe to take it with Valium. He immediately said "NO". But then when the Lunesta didn't work, and I was prescribed Ambien, I then asked the pharmacist (a different pharmacist was on duty that day, so I don't know if this was just a difference of opinion?) if Ambien could be taken with Valium, and she said that she didn't see how it could seriously interact, only that it might cause excessive drowsiness, but otherwise she didn't see a big problem with it. But if both Lunesta and Ambien affect GABA receptors, why would one be safe to take with Valium, and the other not? Hopefully this made sense..... lol. Also, if Ambien and Valium are safe to take together, does anyone know the maximum dose that could be taken of each, when taken in combination? I take 10mgs of Ambien, and have also been prescribed the 10mg pills of Valium. Should I break that valium in half? Or can I take the whole thing? Well, thanks in advance guys. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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