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A 42-year-old male asked:

I took .5 mg xanax (alprazolam) 2 hours after drinking alcohol and eating a full dinner. is this ok?

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Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Mixing is dangerous: Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol are dangerous to combine. They act on the same brain receptors and 1+ 1 can equal much more than 2. A 0.5 mg xanax (alprazolam) may not sound like much but is equivalent to 10 mg of valium. Xanax (alprazolam) is one of the most addictive of the benzodiazepine tranquilizers. Using it regularly can result in tolerance, dependence and withdrawal in a fairly short time.
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