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can someone with a heart murmur take a xanax (alprazolam) and a sleeping pill?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Unless you're dying with end-stage congestive heart failure (hopefully not), the murmur is not an issue. However, Xanax (alprazolam) and sleeping pills have additive sedative effects (with respiratory depression) and should not be used together, just as alcohol should also be avoided with their use.
Answered on Dec 16, 2015
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Xanax (alprazolam): Prescribed by a physician and murmur is monitored, you are a-ok.
Answered on Aug 15, 2017

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