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Sunday, July 25, 2010 concerned friend, Community Member, asks

Q: how much valium would it take for a 185 pound man to overdose while drinking?

How much vallum would it take for a drunk 185 pound man to overdose?would the alcohol be a tremendes factor?Would it just cause a coma?Would it be fatal?Undecided

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Eileen Bailey, Health Guide
7/26/10 2:03pm

Thank you for your question and welcome to


I am not a medical professional and would not be able to give you medical advice. If you are concerned for your friend's well-being, you should seek the advice of a doctor or, in an emergency, call 9-1-1.


It would be impossible to say how much would cause an overdose. It is not recommended that Valium and alcohol be mixed at all.



Merely Me, Health Guide
7/26/10 3:09pm



I have to ask...are you sure you are not asking for yourself?  Can you describe the situation you are worried about.  If it is a friend you are talking about...does he have acess to valium?  Has he made any suicidal threats? 


The New York Times has a good reference about Valium Overdose symptoms.


If this were to happen you would want to take him to the nearest emergency room.  As Eileen has mentioned...valium and alcohol can be a deadly mixture. 


Let us know more details and we can try to help you more.  Thank you for your question.

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By concerned friend, Community Member— Last Modified: 03/17/14, First Published: 07/25/10