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A 39-year-old female asked:

I drink daily. sometimes a glass or two of wine...occasionally i binge on rum. i take 2 mg alprazolam (xanax) for 10 years. last week er for abd pain.

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Dr. Arif Khan
A Verified Doctoranswered
Pain Management 12 years experience
Not a good idea.: I highly recommend limiting alcohol intake. Co-administration of benzodiazepines with alcohol intake can cause very serious problems. Such as sedation, somnolence, even apnea. Your prescriber should be made aware of this, and non-sedating medications should be used. For abdominal pain specifically, it could be due to reflux, ulcer, pancreatic pathology or other causes of abdominal pain. -GL
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Dr. Katherine Caldwell
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
It really isn't a good idea to mix alcohol and other sedatives like xanax (alprazolam, which is a benzodiazepine). But, after 10 yrs of this habit, it seems unlikely that the belly pain is related to the alprazolam. See your doctor for follow-up from the ER if the belly pain persists.
Mar 31, 2016
Last updated Nov 26, 2016


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