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Can you take Xanax (alprazolam) and oxycodone at the same time?

Can you take Xanax (alprazolam) and oxycodone at the same time?

Yes: You can take these together, but can cause excessive sedation. This is a combination that is falling out of favor. Make sure your provider has a goal for your treatment and is not just prescribing these medications. You may need to see an interventional pain specialist or another specialist. ...Read more

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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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I am prescribed. 25mg XanaX (alprazolam) is It okay to take one several hours after I have taken my 30mg oxycodone? Could I even take two?

I am prescribed. 25mg XanaX (alprazolam) is It okay to take one several hours after I have taken my 30mg oxycodone? Could I even take two?

Medication effects: I understand your need to have relief.
Oxycodone is a narcotic for moderate to severe pain and is habit forming.
Xanax (alprazolam) is for treatment of anxiety and can be habit forming. Using Xanax (alprazolam) with Oxycodone may increase dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, impairment in thinking and judgment.
See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, coping with stress, pain management Medication and Therapy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Xanax (alprazolam) with oxycodone?

Both sedating: Both xanax (alprazolam) and oxycodone have the potential to make you drowsy and cause you to think less clearly. They should be used together with caution and with close monitoring by your physician. ...Read more

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Doctors, how much Xanax (alprazolam) can I safely take with oxycodone?

Doctors, how much Xanax (alprazolam) can I safely take with oxycodone?

Depends on the dose: The combination of the two drugs can be dangerous. Xanax (alprazolam) is a sedative, and oxycodone can cause respiratory depression, meaning you could get into a situation where you breathing is obstructed and you're too sedated to do anything about it. Talk the doctor prescribing these meds about whether taking any amount of the two together is safe. ...Read more

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Hi I'm prescribed xanax 1mg as needed for anxiety. I recently had surgery and I take 15mg oxycodone twice a day as needed for pain. I very rarely take?

Hi I'm prescribed xanax 1mg as needed for anxiety. I recently had surgery and I take 15mg oxycodone twice a day as needed for pain. I very rarely take?

Drug interactions: You will need to follow up with your physician if you are concerned about the proper dosage and possible side effects and interactions. Have a nice day. ...Read more

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I take 2mgs of xanax (alprazolam) 3x daily (started at. 5mg 4x 35 years ago). Is 10mgs oxycodone 2x and 15mgs morphine ER 2x for back diseases safe with the xanax (alprazolam)?

I take 2mgs of xanax (alprazolam) 3x daily (started at. 5mg 4x 35 years ago). Is 10mgs oxycodone 2x and 15mgs morphine ER 2x for back diseases safe with the xanax (alprazolam)?

It is not safe: Taking that much of an opiate can be deadly if not under the care of an experienced MD, preferably a pain specialist. According to the CDC, accidental deaths due to opiates (hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine) cause 44 deaths PER DAY! This is an epidemic, so it is pretty safe to say that opiates are NOT safe medications unless under the CLOSE supervision of a Dr! Http://www. Cdc. Gov/drugoverdose/epidemic/index. Html ...Read more

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Can I take my xanax (alprazolam) for my anxiety if I just took my oxycodone 10mg for my back pain from my surgery?

Can I take my xanax (alprazolam) for my anxiety if I just took my oxycodone 10mg for my back pain from my surgery?

Too many meds: You are mixing too many sedating medications together. Please discuss your complete list of medications with you surgeon or his PA, NP and or your pharmacist. I am assuming that you got these medicines from different pharmacies. Xanax is a benzodiapine and Nucynta (tapentadol) and Oxycodone are narcotic medicines. Flexeril is a muscle relaxant. All of these medicines are sedating, but in different ways. ...Read more

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I take 10mg's of oxycodone 3 times a day for back pain. Is it okay to take. 5mg xanax (alprazolam) at bedtime to help sleep. I took oxy 5 hours ago?

Generally safe: It is not a good idea to mix benzos like Xanax (alprazolam) with opiates. But given the dose of Xanax (alprazolam) is small, a healthy person should not have a problem tolerating both. NO alcohol. ...Read more

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I'm 22 yrs old male 77kg. I take oxycodone, bromazepam, multivitamins, xanax (alprazolam).... I know these medications kill my liver. What medications should I take to save my liver? Thank you

I'm 22 yrs old male 77kg. I take oxycodone, bromazepam, multivitamins, xanax (alprazolam).... I know these medications kill my liver. What medications should I take to save my liver? Thank you

I think at this: Point the major issue is not what you should take in addition to your current drugs - but rather what medications can be removed from your current medication regimen. Work together to optimize these medications. Take care. ...Read more

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I take 25mg zoloft, 100mg metoprolol tartrate, and 50 mg Xanax (alprazolam) as needed. I did take a xanaz last night and 120 mg oxycodone. Whole day I was out of it and dizzy, unable to do anything. Is this norma?

I take 25mg zoloft, 100mg metoprolol tartrate, and 50 mg Xanax (alprazolam) as needed. I did take a xanaz last night and 120 mg oxycodone. Whole day I was out of it and dizzy, unable to do anything. Is this norma?

Russian Roulette: Combining sedatives or anti depressives with narcotics and/or alcohol is exactly like playing russian roulette. This is due to the fact that these medications when taken together can adversely affect the respiratory drive, which is the unconscious impulse to continue breathing. It is among the leading causes of death among young people today, let alone older more vulnerable people. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait between Xanax (alprazolam) and oxycodone doses?

How long do I have to wait between Xanax (alprazolam) and oxycodone doses?

A long time: Would advise against this combination, these medications would have additive effects and high potential for dangerous side effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix oxycodone with Ambien and xanax (alprazolam)?

Is it safe to mix oxycodone with Ambien and xanax (alprazolam)?

Only if prescribed: Oxycodonw combined with xanax (alprazolam) and Ambien can result in fatal respiratory depression. They should only be used in combination if prescribed by the same physician. Too often patients are seeing several doctors who may be unaware of what each other is prescribing leading to potentially dangerous combinations. ...Read more

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What happen if you mix Xanax (alprazolam) oxycodone seriquil and cocaine at same time?

What happen if you mix Xanax (alprazolam) oxycodone seriquil and cocaine at same time?

Mixing: Very unwise! Why use stimulant with sedatives? Why risk deadly overlap of side effects, such as respiratory suppression and death! Too many celebrities and wannabes party with alcohol, benzodiazepines, and narcotic pains, and die in a bathtub, or while sleeping. Get some professional help for your desire to overlap these dangerous drugs, before you have a fatal accident! ...Read more

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Why does a long half-life mean a long withdrawal? Xanax (alprazolam) and oxycodone have short hls but w/d can last months. Why would suboxone. Be longer?

Why does a long half-life mean a long withdrawal? Xanax (alprazolam) and oxycodone have short hls but w/d can last months. Why would suboxone. Be longer?

Time Dependency: Narcotic withdrawal times and severity are complex phenomena and not easy to summarize. The time it takes the body to get rid of narcotics (half-lives) may have far more to do with length and severity of dependence, malnutrition, sleep deprivation and kidney and liver function than the pharmacokinetic profile of the drug. Please speak with your pain management specialist for specific advice. ...Read more

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Why do some docs say a long half-life mean a long withdrawal? Xanax (alprazolam) and oxycodone have short h-ls and wd can last months. Chemically speaking, why?

Good question: With a short half life drug, the peak of severe and possible life threating withdrawal as could be the case with xanax (alprazolam) come on quicker and fade quicker. However a prolonged withdrawal state can persist, weeks and months after for both short and long half life drugs. Longer half life drugs tend to have less peak, though amount of drug used and length of use affect the withdrawal state as well. ...Read more

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I need a tapering seclude for getting off 40mg valium, 2mg Xanax, 800mg Morphine, and 40mg IR Oxycodone The VA has had me on them 30yrs 365 24/7?

Talk to your doctor: Why not speak to your prescribing physician in order to have a tapering schedule taking into account your past medical history, rationale for being on these medications, and overall health status? Without these details, it is difficult at best to be able to provide a way to address this issue. Strongly suggest you speak to your local doctor regarding this. ...Read more

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I took 12 350mg somas alomg with more and ended up wetting the bed, I also took 12 norco, 16mg xanax, (alprazolam) 60mg oxycodone. I am a addict and have had a coma and blacked out before, am I lucky?

Lucky addict: You would be very fortunate not to let that happen again. Only way to recover is to sign yourself in a rehab program asap. You will need detox & close monitoring. It is your life. ...Read more

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Would klonopin and xanax (alprazolam) come up as just benzos or 2 specific things in a drug test by pain management clinic? Same question for oxycodone 5mg

Would klonopin and xanax (alprazolam) come up as just benzos or 2 specific things in a drug test by pain management clinic? Same question for oxycodone 5mg

Depends on what drug: Test they are doing. They are NOT all the same. Some screening tests will not pick up clonazepam (klonopin) at all, while other forms of drug testing will. In some kinds of tests, it will be differentiated, while others will just say positive for benzodiazepines. Oxycodone also requires some specialized testing, and many opiate tests will not detect it. Most tests now test for all of them. ...Read more

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Could mixing gabapentin, Xanax, (alprazolam)Zoloft, ketoralac, oxycodone, together cause death? My daughter was prescribed these and died the next morning.

Could mixing gabapentin, Xanax, (alprazolam)Zoloft, ketoralac, oxycodone, together cause death? My daughter was prescribed these and died the next morning.

Sorry for your loss: Only post mortem toxicology can answer this question for sure, but too much of any of these could be fatal, especially Xanax (alprazolam) and oxycodone as both can suppress breathing in high doses. If they were taken only as prescribed, it would be safe, but something added like alcohol could also be fatal.
Again, my deepest condolences. ...Read more

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Pain management doctor had license suspended went to fill my Xanax (alprazolam) today and they can't oxycodone are due soon will I have bad withdrawals from these I have anxiety and scoliosis what do I do

Pain management doctor had license suspended went to fill my Xanax (alprazolam) today and they can't oxycodone are due soon will I have bad withdrawals from these I have anxiety and scoliosis what do I do

Maybe it is time to: Get off all narcotic medication as it seems that you may need other forms of treatment with a more rigorous workup as to the causes of your pain. A lot of narcotic dependence has been fostered by the liberal use if narcotics and the willingness of providers to continue with them and even going to stronger formulations most originally intended for the treatment of patients with terminal diseases. ...Read more

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I'm prescribed xanex I take a bar. I had surgery today and was perscribed 5mg oxycodone is if okay to take both?

Yes: Xanax (alprazolam) is in the class of benzodiazepines and oxycodone is a narcotic. Xanax (alprazolam) is used to cal a patient while oxycodone is used to kill the pain. If you had surgery your doctors most likely prescribed those meds for you to relax and get pain relief. If you take them according to your doctors instructions, yes they should be safe together assuming you are not allergic to either one. Should be ok. ...Read more

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I'm taking 5mg oxycodones every 4 to 6 hours. I sometimes take 0.5 mg of zanax for panic attacks but on a as needed basis. Is this safe? Am I at risk?

I'm taking 5mg oxycodones every 4 to 6 hours. I sometimes take 0.5 mg of zanax for panic attacks but on a as needed basis. Is this safe? Am I at risk?

Both Oxycodone &: Xanax (alprazolam) have a depress brain function. Taken together increases the sedative effect. Definitely you should NOT drive, climb a ladder or do anything else that requires balance & alertness taking them simultaneously. An equal concern I have is the regular use of oxycodone. It can eventually cause tolerance, withdrawal symptoms & decreased effectiveness. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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How come the FDA controls medication like adderal or / oxycodone or xanex,? how do they define what drug gets controlled? Iv always wondered this.

How come the FDA controls medication like adderal or / oxycodone or xanex,? how do they define what drug gets controlled? Iv always wondered this.

Controlled: Substances are controlled by the DEA. The FDA approves and monitors all prescription medications. The controlled substances are ranked by likely abuse and was set up by an Act of Congress. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Xanax (alprazolam) and serquel togther?

Is it ok to take Xanax (alprazolam) and serquel togther?

Be careful: Using xanax (alprazolam) together with serquel may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment.
Talk to your doctor before you do that.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Xanax (alprazolam) safe to take with Zoloft?

Drug interaction: Checker indicates potential for mild, clinically insignificant but unspecified interaction. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Advil after xanax (alprazolam)?

Is it safe to take Advil after xanax (alprazolam)?

Yes: I can find no interaction between these drugs. However, everyone's health and chemistry is different. Check with your physician. ...Read more

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Should I take Xanax (alprazolam) for my agoraphobia?

Options: Hello. I would discuss it with your prescribing provider. But it would not be my first choice. I would recommend cognitive behavioral therapy first, possibly followed by a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. I usually try simpler things before moving on to the big guns. Take care. ...Read more

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Can I take 2 xanax morning of spinal fusion surgery?

Can I take 2 xanax morning of spinal fusion surgery?

Instructions?: Follow the pre-surgical instructions from the surgeons/anesthesiologists. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Xanax (alprazolam) while pregnant?

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Xanax (alprazolam) in pregnancy: I would not recommend Benzodiazepines especially in the first trimester. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to motrin, can I take xanax (alprazolam)?

If prescribed: Motrin and xanax (alprazolam) are very different medications, and allergy to one does not affect the other. If the xanax (alprazolam) was prescribed for you, you can take it. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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


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Oxycodone (Definition)

Schedule ii controlled medication. Opioid (semi-synthetic) used ...Read more