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advice? would xanax (alprazolam) help hydrocodone withdrawal or make it worse?

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Dr. Rita Agarwal
34 years experience Anesthesiology
Both: In certain circumstances xanax (alprazolam) can help, but it can also have significant side effects when taken with opioids. This should be discussed with your doctor and a careful plan worked out. Side effects include death if not done correctly and with monitoring.
Answered on Feb 8, 2014

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