I'm on Day 23 of a CT from 30-40 mg. of Valium. I was taking a generic from India, named Zepose. I'm beginning to think that the diazepam I was taking might not have been as strong as it was supposed to be. The guy I buy them from was changing from selling 5 mg Zepose brand generics to just 10 mg. Roche India brand Valium about one year ago. He made me a deal of 1,000 pills of the Zepose for $300. I have since ordered some Roche 10's from him and taking one-half of one of those had a much stronger impact that one of the generic 5 mg. Zepose.
So, I'm thinking that being a generic from India, and not knowing how well-regulated their pharmaceuticals are there, and since they had a "use by" date of 2010 and are at least 2-3 years old, then what I've been taking might not have been actually 5 mgs. strong. So, instead of coming off 30-40 mgs. I think it's more like the equivalent of 15-20 mgs., which I know is still a large dose to CT from. When I couldn't sleep, two of the 5 mg. Zepose didn't do anything, but one of the 10 mg. Roche Valiums knocked me out.
Does anyone know how long diazepam keeps its strength? Do pills lose their "power" in 2-3 years? Anyone with knowledge about meds who can help with some info would be appreciated.
Jac in Tucson
This is me on Day 23: