Saturday April 19th 2014

Smoking Valium

Are you thinking about smoking Valium?

Before you try it, you should know what smoking Valium (diazepam) does to the body – there are drawbacks and risks to taking any medication in a manner other than it would normally be prescribed. Plus, is smoking Valium really an effective delivery method (NO)? Smoking Valium probably won’t get you high or make the medicine work better. Here, we review all aspects of amoking Valium and welcome any questions about Valium or smoking Valium at the end.

Does smoking Valium work or get you high?

Valium is an anti-anxiety medication which can cause pleasant feelings of relaxation, and sometimes even cause a “high” when taken in large doses. Valium is meant to be taken orally, but some people will try to get the drug into their system more quickly by crushing the pills and snorting, smoking, or injecting the powder. However, while snorting Valium to get high and smoking Valium may work on occasion, smoking Valium isn’t really an effective way to take this medication. And it would be difficult to get high while smoking Valium, although any type of Valium abuse increases the likelihood of overdose on Valium.

What does smoking Valium do to you?

Smoking Valium will allow diazepam to quickly penetrate the nasal tissues, quickly entering the bloodsteam. But there’s more to a pill than its active ingredient – Valium contains a number of binders and fillers which won’t be absorbed into your body and can cause irritation of the eyes and respiratory tract. This irritation can even lead to an infection, or cause permanent lung damage over time.

Smoking Valium side effects

Valium effects on the body and brain include central nervous system depression. ¬†Smoking Valium can have other effects on your body, as well. Whenever Valium is abused, there’s the potential for adverse reactions to the medication. Some of the side effects to watch out for include:

  • blurred vision
  • confusion
  • delusions and hallucinations
  • drowsiness and fatigue
  • low blood pressure
  • muscle weakness

Smoking Valium on tin foil

By heating Valium on tin foil, the active ingredient is supposed to be vaporized, making it easy to inhale and quick to act. In reality, very little of the medication is probably being released when you try to smoke Vliaum on tin foil, since high temperatures are usually damaging to most medicines.You’ll have to use much more Valium this way than you would if you were taking it using a different method – and this means more exposure to irritating fillers.

Smoking Valium with weed

Valium shouldn’t be taken with weed – these drugs both act on the central nervous system and can heighten one another’s effects. Both of these drugs cause drowsiness and loss of coordination, so you’re opening yourself up for possible falls or accidents. It’s also easier to overdose on Valium when you mix it with other drugs.

Is smoking Valium bad for you?

Yes, smoking Valium is bad for you. The fillers and binders in the tablets can cause mild irritation or serious physical damage, depending on your sensitivity and the amount you’re attempting to smoke. Taking Valium this way opens you up to a host of potential adverse effects and raises your risk of developing a Valium addiction.

Can you smoke Valium?

Yes, you can smoke Valium, but it probably won’t get you high or make the medicine work better. Valium should only be taken as directed to avoid the risk of overdose or addiction. Smoking Valium has its own unique risks, which are probably not worth the effects you’ll get by taking the drug this way.

Smoking Valium questions

Still have questions about smoking Valium? Please leave your questions here. We do our best to respond to your questions with a personal and prompt reply ASAP.

Reference Sources: DailyMed Valium tablet
NCBI: Misuse and abuse of diazepam: and increasingly common medical problem
NCBI: Addiction to diazepam (Valium) 

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