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

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
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
Dr. Ted Saha
Dr. Ted Sahaanswered
Pediatrics 44 years experience
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
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Indefinitely : Drinking alcohol at all is not a good idea when on xanax (alprazolam). Please don't.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 39 years experience
12hrs: The drug can stay in your system for awhile but will slowly be metabolized by 50% over a 12 hour span of time ..
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Never. Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it. It will destroy your brain cells, damage testicular cells tha... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
High risk: Both alcohol and benzodiazepines are at high risk for habit forming and use of alcohol should be reduced in order to protect sleep. Talk to your doc a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
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
A member asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol: This is a risky combination. I advise, no.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
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