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how long do you have to wait after taking xanax to drink alcohol

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Indefinitely : Drinking alcohol at all is not a good idea when on xanax (alprazolam). Please don't.

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
That depends: On other factors as well. Also are you presently on any other medications? Is drinking = 1 beer or a six pack? More information needed. Hope thi ... Read More
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Dr. Ted Saha
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42 years experience Palliative Care
DRUG ELIMINATION: Xanax (alprazolam) shows peak conc in your blood after 1-2 hrs after you take it, average 'half life' (time taken by blood to eliminate half of the dr ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
12hrs: The drug can stay in your system for awhile but will slowly be metabolized by 50% over a 12 hour span of time ..
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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To what purpose?: Are either of these drugs prescribed, and do the prescribers know that you are doing this, particularly mixing alcohol with them? The combination of ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Lesser of 2 evils.: Not that I'm a great fan of Xanax (alprazolam) because of it's addictive potential, but in the grand scheme of things I'd probably advise you to not p ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Be careful: Theres no specific time or alcohol level i could quote as alcohol reacts differently with everyone. Alprazolam and alcohol share some of the same rece ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience Addiction Medicine
Avoid use of alcohol: My best medical advice is not to drink alcohol when you are taking medication such as Xanax (alprazolam). Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol are both add ... Read More
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Space it: Together you will have problem. Space it out.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Front
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
Don't.: You may want to get an assessment by a therapist specializing in addictions or an addiction medicine md. Why are you taking xanax (alprazolam) at 7 a ... Read More
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