If you’re new to taking anxiety medication, you may not know how these drugs interact with each other. Luckily, it’s pretty simple: You can take both xanax and valium at the same time, but you must make sure to take them in different doses for each drug. Taking both at the same time has the potential to cause an overdose or other negative side effects. It’s important to understand how much of each drug you’re taking in order to reduce your risk during treatment.

There are two main types of anxiolytic medications: benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs that relieve anxiety by working on GABA A receptors in the brain.

This means that any benzodiazepine drug is safe to take with valium as they both have a similar action on the brain and therefore don’t interfere with one another.

On the other hand, non-benzodiazepines such as xanax work differently and have a different receptor site in the brain so combining them is risky.


Xanax is a benzodiazepine drug and Valium is a non-benzodiazepine drug. This means that they work on different receptors in the brain and therefore are unlikely to interact or cause unwanted effects while taking them together.

How to take xanax and valium at the same time

You should take the required dose of each benzodiazepine and non-benzodiazepine drug at different times in order to reduce their potential for interaction. The best way to do this is to take the valium at a specified time (e.g. 3 pm) and the xanax at another time (e.g. 10 pm). It’s also important that you take each drug in the correct dose.

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RECAP: Xanax and Valium are safe to take together, but you must take them separately with different doses.
Benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepines are unlikely to interact or cause unwanted effects while taking them together. However, you must take both drugs separately with different doses.

Why is it safe to take xanax and valium together?

Xanax and valium are both anxiolytic drugs that work on different receptors in the brain and therefore are unlikely to interact or cause unwanted effects while taking them together.

Why is it unsafe to mix xanax and valium?

When you take xanax and valium at the same time, you’re increasing the amount of each drug in your system.

This can cause unwanted effects, such as:

If you’re taking both drugs at once, you’re also more likely to experience withdrawal symptoms from the drugs when you try to stop taking them. This happens when your body becomes dependent on the drugs and can cause serious side effects including seizures and delirium.

Final Words

Whichever anxiety medication you’re taking, it’s important to be careful about mixing it with other drugs. Xanax and valium are two safe combinations with different dosing. On the other hand, you must take antidepressants and sleeping pills separately because they can cause dangerous interactions with both drugs.

Keep in mind that every drug works differently in every person. What works for one person may not work for you, so it’s important to keep an open mind and try different types of medication.

David Warren

David Warren is a pharmaceutical specialist that dispenses prescription medication on a daily basis. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Tennessee in 1991. With over 50 publications on medication-related and pharmacy topics, David has been able to share his experiences and knowledge with others. David with lots of experience and knowledge in medications that are utilized to treat a wide range of medical conditions. Before David dispenses a medication to a patient, he will go over the side effects, dosage recommendation and contraindications.