A 45-year-old member asked:
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is taking xanax (alprazolam) and valium okay for treating gad (generalized anxiety disorder) and chronic back pain?

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Not wise: It is not wise to take both of these medications at the same time. They are both in the same class and this could lead to overdose or addiction. Was this prescribed by your doctor? If so, ask him/her about the potential risks and benefits. If not talk to him/her.
Answered on May 17, 2015

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