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is it okay to take a xanax (alprazolam) after drinking then sleeping betweenow 4-5 hrs? i woke up and felt back to my normal self again. is it safe to take one?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Cannot say in: your particular case. Mostly there are several problems here: alcohol interacts with sedatives including xanax (alprazolam). Taking a drug or alcohol to "feel normal" is a sign of drug dependency. you might benefit from looking at http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/addiction.html and the podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/epiphany-of-the-week/id972173760
Answered on Apr 6, 2015
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not SAFE!: “Using ALPRAZolam together with ethanol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment.” per Drugs.com. See: http://www.drugs.com/food-interactions/alprazolam,xanax.html
Answered on Apr 26, 2015
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: If you have had just a drink or two it's ok to take the Xanax (alprazolam) when truly necessary. If you have drunk yourself to near stupor, I would advise against taking anything which would add to the sedation.
Answered on Apr 6, 2015

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