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Is it ok to take xanax after having wine

A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Xanax: This depends on how fast your liver clears it and how the metabolic path that degrades it is affected by other meds and how much alcohol you drink.

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Yikes.: Mixing Xanax and alcohol is never a good idea. The combination can lead to potential problems.
Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Xanax and alcohol: That is a fairly strong dose of xanax. I would be concerned about mixing alcohol with that high a dose - I am assuming the dose is taken throughou... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It is NOT safe.: You are on a very high dose of xanax. Most strongly recommend that you not drink alcohol. If this medication is being prescribed for you by a physici... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Probably safe.: Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol are both central nervous system depressants. The dose of xanax (alprazolam) is low and the last drink was 5 hours back.... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Xanax/alcohol: If drowsy, i would not recommend xanax (alprazolam). If not, depending on the dose & how often prescribed, may consider half the dose at bedtime. Info... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Wine and sleep: F of unknown age and medical Hx notes: Have a glass of wine in evening; lasts me all night... bedtime take 3 mg Melatonin, .50 Xanax. Can sleep only 4... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Several hours: For immediate release xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) the peak blood levels are in the range of 1-2 hours. So I would probably wait on the order of ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Alcohol not safe: Being on 3 drugs which all affect the brain by either revving it up or slowing it down & then, adding the Wildcard of alcohol is simply asking for... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arif Khan
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Not a good idea.: I highly recommend limiting alcohol intake. Co-administration of benzodiazepines with alcohol intake can cause very serious problems. Such as sedatio... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Variable: Alcohol and xanax (alprazolam) affect the same receptors in the brain and both cause sedation. Sedate someone too much and they will stop breathing. ... Read More

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