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Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) for alcohol withdrawal?

Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) for alcohol withdrawal?

Not recommended: The best thing is to seek help for alcohol withdrawal, which can be dangerous. Check with your doctor and get her/his recommendations for withdrawal treatment. Xanax (alprazolam) doesn't last as long in the body as valium or librium, and there could be a risk of seizures if it wears off and the alcohol withdrawal breaks through. Don't try this at home! ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more


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Can you mix Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol?

Can you mix Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol?

Not a good idea: Both alcohol and xanax (alprazolam) are depressant medications, and the combination is often more powerful than either one in isolation. This can lead to confusion, disorientation, and, in severe cases, difficulty breathing. Definitely avoid! ...Read more

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What does mix of Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol do?

What does mix of Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol do?

Side effects: You risk increased over-sedation and breathing problems. This can be a bad combination and you should always contact your doctor and follow their recommendations when mixing any medications. ...Read more

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What is worse for the liver Xanax (alprazolam) or alcohol?

What is worse for the liver Xanax (alprazolam) or alcohol?

Xanax (alprazolam) & Alcohol: The answer is both simple and complex. Alcohol has a direct toxic effect for the liver. Xanax (alprazolam) does not. But, xanax (alprazolam) is often thought of in medicine as the 'pill form' of alcohol. Xanax (alprazolam) is incredibly addicting. It increases its negative side effects if taken while drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Is is bad for your liver to mix Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol?

Is is bad for your liver to mix Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol?

No but...: You are asking for serious brain depression, and people have actually gone into coma, stopped breathing and died. A healthy liver won't stop it. ...Read more

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What are long term effects of mixing Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol?

What are long term effects of mixing Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol?

Same as each alone: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine which acts about the same in the brain as alcohol. Using the two together is like using extra alcohol or extra xanax (alprazolam). Over time, it's easy to develop a tolerance to either...So be careful! ...Read more

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How to help someone after detoxing from Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol?

How to help someone after detoxing from Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol?

Group support: The person will need ongoing outpatient aftercare, and you can encourage him/her to be consistent with it. This may involve specific outpatient substance abuse groups, aa, and working with an addiction medicine doctor over time. There may be long-term sources of pain that need to be addressed; new coping patterns need to be developed. Mindfulness training may help deal with craving also. ...Read more

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Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) for alcohol withdrawal?

Not recommended: The best thing is to seek help for alcohol withdrawal, which can be dangerous. Check with your doctor and get her/his recommendations for withdrawal treatment. Xanax (alprazolam) doesn't last as long in the body as valium or librium, and there could be a risk of seizures if it wears off and the alcohol withdrawal breaks through. Don't try this at home! ...Read more

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Can mixing Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol had caused my seizure?

Xanax/alcohol: Possible, depending on how much u used, your tolerance & whether u r susceptible (history or family history of seizures). ...Read more

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Xanax (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more