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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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What to do if I took some Xanax (alprazolam) a few hours ago and I just had a drink am I going to be okay?

What to do if I took some Xanax (alprazolam) a few hours ago and I just had a drink am I going to be okay?

Probably: In the future, it is important to avoid or minimize alcohol intake if you are taking xanax (alprazolam) or other meds in its class. ...Read more

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What happens if someone takes Xanax (alprazolam) and overdoses, what can you give them to drink or eat to reverse the effect, and help them get back to normal?

More to it: Well depends, the bigger picture may be, why did they ingest more then suggested? Was it a suicide attempt? Are they suicidal? They should seek help with a psychiatrist and therapist. take them to the ER to monitor their vitals and give the appropriate treatments. Enough xanax (alprazolam) can cause respiratory depression and even death. ...Read more

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I took 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) at 1pm today I only take it as needed and the last time I took one was about 6 weeks ago. Would it be ok for me to drink tomminight?

Alcohol Dependence: Let the wise man within you ask:
• Reasons for taking 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam)
• Reasons to drink Alcohol to midnight
• Reasons to use when both are Habit forming.
Using Alcohol with Xanax (alprazolam) can increase dizziness, impairment in thinking and judgment.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy for Alcohol effect on memory relationships, work, finances, health; and need for Xanax (alprazolam)
Attend AA Meetings.
Your Health is Precious! ...Read more

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Will you be hurt if you drink one beer while taking xanax (alprazolam)?

Will you be hurt if you drink one beer while taking xanax (alprazolam)?

No: Unlikely. Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol can have additive sedative effects but a single beer with a single Xanax (alprazolam) is unlikely to cause serious problems. That said, don't take this combination and drive. ...Read more

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How long after taking 0.25 mg Xanax (alprazolam) can I drink large amounts of beer?

The two do not mix: If a doctor recommended xanax (alprazolam) to you, it is likely you suffer from some type of anxiety. Alcohol will make it worse. Also, xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol do not mix. They just make you more sedated, you can end up addicted to both and your anxiety will actually get much worse. My advice: treat the anxiety and stop drinking. Ever considered aa? I think it could help you. A lot. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to drink Xanax (alprazolam) after two beers?

Is it possible for me to drink Xanax (alprazolam) after two beers?

Not advisable: First of all you just asked me if it's possible to drink xanax (alprazolam). That alone makes me think that you're already intoxicated. No one should have two beers or more plus a xanax (alprazolam). You're likely to drink yourself under the table with the combination. There are also other dangers associated with it such as the cessation of breathing. Please don't do it. And especially, do not drink and drive. ...Read more

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I took 1 Xanax (alprazolam) at 2:00pm, can I drink light beers within 24 later?

Mixing Alcohol: With benzodiazapine can be dangerous, I rather have u discuss this with u pcp. ...Read more

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I'm having issues with my anxiety right now and want to know if I can take my. 25mg Xanax dosage or even half of that if I had one drink 3-4 hours ago.

I'm having issues with my anxiety right now and want to know if I can take my. 25mg Xanax dosage or even half of that if I had one drink 3-4 hours ago.

It's not safe: To mix alcohol with benzodiazepines, as there is an additive or synergistic effect between these two chemicals that can seriously alter the chemical balance in your brain. This combination has been known to kill people before via respiratory depression, which means that you stop breathing as your addled brain tells you that you don't need to breathe any more. ...Read more

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How long after taking Xanax (alprazolam). 25mg can you drink alcohol?

How long after taking Xanax (alprazolam). 25mg can you drink alcohol?

12hrs: The drug can stay in your system for awhile but will slowly be metabolized by 50% over a 12 hour span of time. . ...Read more

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Can I drink Xanax (alprazolam) if I have asthma?

Well controlled: Asthma is not a contraindication. However, asphyxia, pulmonary impairment, sleep apnea, respiratory arrest, severe respiratory insufficiency, or hypoxia are listed as contraindications on drugs. Com. Was the xanax (alprazolam) prescribed to you by a physician who is aware of your asthma? Don't ever use this med if not prescribed to you. If you have severe, poorly controlled asthma - I would ask your. ...Read more

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Is it okay to be drinking one beer on xanax (alprazolam)?

Is it okay to be drinking one beer on xanax (alprazolam)?

Not Advisable: It is hard to predict how you will react, and the xanax (alprazolam) effects can be compounded by the alcohol. You can be suddenly very sedated or cognitively impaired (or your movements very uncoordinated resulting in a fall.). ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink one beer and take a xanax (alprazolam)?

No: No. It is not a good idea. The combination of beer and a benzodiazepine or triazolobenzodiazepine is not a good one. There is compounded sedation between the two. You could inadvertently drink yourself under the table with just one beer. Then there are the risks of driving when intoxicated even if your blood alcohol level is low you can be arrested for driving under the intoxicating influence of two substances.. ...Read more

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Could I drink 1 beer on my 2 milagram prescribed xanax (alprazolam)?

Not recommended: And the person you should be asking is the doctor who prescribed it. In general, alcohol should be avoided in people who are on other sedating drugs. In addition, if you are a regular drinker, it may be exacerbating the anxiety (or for that matter even being a cause of it) that you are being treated with Alprazolam for. In some people, combo of alcohol/benzos can be very dangerous and cause harm. ...Read more

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I took 0.25 xanax, (alprazolam) is it ok if I drink 330ml beer after 4 hours?

I took 0.25 xanax, (alprazolam) is it ok if I drink 330ml beer after 4 hours?

Xanax (alprazolam): Using xanax (alprazolam) together with alcohol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating.

Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment.

Avoid alcohol while being treated with xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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If I drink 1 pint of 80 proof alcohol and take 100 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) together, would that cause a bad reaction?

If I drink 1 pint of 80 proof alcohol and take 100 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) together, would that cause a bad reaction?

To answer your: Question - if you have done this please call 911 for transport to your nearest emergency room (now). ...Read more

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I drink Xanax (alprazolam) on and off for anxiety once in a while but lately when I take one I feel very nauseous is that normal I've never felt this way with it?

I drink Xanax (alprazolam) on and off for anxiety once in a while but lately when I take one I feel very nauseous is that normal I've never felt this way with it?

Not the best: For many reasons, to take ocassionally for anxiety, xanax (alprazolam) is not the best option if it gives you any kind of side effect like you describe. Many better options exist, consult your dr for alternatives, and possibly to rule out other reasons of your nausea. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've taken citalopram for two days and am stopping it and doing 25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) I only take 1 in the morning do I have to worry about drinking tonight?

Xanax (alprazolam) 25mg?: I am sure you mean xanax (alprazolam) 0.25mg, as 25 mg is a wopper of a dose. Do not mix xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol as both act on the same receptor in the brain giving an additive effect with adverse reaction. ...Read more

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Does drinking beer affect xanax (alprazolam)?

Does drinking beer affect xanax (alprazolam)?

You bet it does: 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. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with alprazolam.
www. Drugs. Com/food-interactions/alprazolam, xanax.Html
comprehensive alcohol ; food interactions for xanax. ...Read more

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I take 10 mg xanax daily... is it safe to drink wine?

Yikes.: Mixing Xanax and alcohol is never a good idea. The combination can lead to potential problems. ...Read more

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What is the half-life of Xanax (alprazolam) in terms of saftely drinking beer?

Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol: It is no so much the half life that is problematic in mixing alcohol with sedatives it is the fact that these drugs are easily and rapidly stored in fat cells. Alcohol binges have unpredictable effects on fat cells and additive effect with xanax (alprazolam). So the term safely drinking beer with xanax (alprazolam) have high probability of causing destructive physiological and neurological consequences. ...Read more

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What happens if you mix xanax, (alprazolam) melatonin, and a powerful energy drink together?

Bad interaction: Assume energy drink contains lots of caffeine, energizing, and the Xanax (alprazolam) and melatonin are both relaxing and calming, so the mixture is an antagonistic mix which interferes with the effects of each other. Why did you either do this or consider this? Do you need to discuss further with a Concierge session? ...Read more

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*****urgent***** how many hours after drinking 3 glasses of wine can I take xanax (alprazolam)?

Xanax/alcohol: If drowsy, I would not recommend xanax (alprazolam). If not, depending on the dose & how often prescribed, may consider half the dose at bedtime. Inform your prescribing doctor as well. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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If you take a. 25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) at 7:00 a.M., how many hours do you need to wait before drinking alcohol?

Don't.: You may want to get an assessment by a therapist specializing in addictions or an addiction medicine md. Why are you taking xanax (alprazolam) at 7 am? And why, at that early hour, would you be thinking of how long you need to wait to have a drink? Perhaps I am not understanding the whole picture, but this sounds like there may be a problem. ...Read more

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What is the half-life of Xanax (alprazolam) in terms of saftely drinking beer? I've heard anywhere from 8 to 24 hours.

More like 24 hours.: In a healthy individual, the anti-anxiety effect of xanax (alprazolam) is felt in 20 min., peaks in about an hour & lasts for 5 hrs. Xanax (alprazolam) half-life is 11-12 hours and several times the half-life is needed to eliminate the drug. Using xanax (alprazolam) with alc. As a rule is dangerous or even deadly for several reasons. Effects of alc. On the liver function is one and the synergistic effects on the brain is the other. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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