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Heroin Xanax Overdose
Yes: But depends on how you ingested the heroin and xanax (alprazolam). If they were injected, OD occurs within 10-15 minutes, and certainly no more than an hour. But if you took the Xanax (alprazolam) by mouth, and snorted the heroin, the overdose can occur while the Xanax (alprazolam) is being absorbed, which can take several hours to be complete. See a health professional if this is you, or if a friend, get them to an ER& get help.
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
I am dealing with my brothers death last month due to an overdose. I recieved the death cert. Today and it says herion and Xanax (alprazolam) Was it painfull?
Likely placid: My condolences for your tragedy. His death was likely very gentle without pain, as he likely went to sleep and passed in his sleep.
Heroin: Yes - I guess "death" is a pretty serious effect of heroin overdose.
U don't want to know: Forgive my frankness. Forget any ideas about "drifting peacefully off to sleep" as one might in the controlled euthanasia of a beloved pet using morphine, or an terminal sedation. The accidental heroin overdoses described by witnesses who are fellow-drug-abusers are often a horrible choking and a ghastly gush of foam from the lungs as the drug wrecks havoc on the deep chest nerves.
No: Absolutely not, but don't take any medication outside of your doctor's directions.See 1 more doctor answer
Heroin overdose: Heroin overdose is a painless death since it puts the person deeper into unconcious until the brain stem receptor that control breathing reach a critical saturation. Death ensues from hypoxia. Heroin like compounds if often used in death by lethal injection in capital punishment. The painful part is the moment before injecting heroin where a person feels emotional pain and emptiness.
I have taken 4. 25 Xanax (alprazolam) over the course of the day as my anxiety has been high. This won't make me overdose right?
Right? Wrong!: This is a very high dose. How many mgs do you normally take daily? If you have high tolerance for drug, you may be ok. But you are really playing with fire. Talk with prescriber re drug. Seeing a psychologist for tx along with drug tx appears to be a safer way to handle extreme anxiety. Take good care of yourself.
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.
I was prescribed a 30 day supply of 5mg ambein and 0.25mg xanax (alprazolam). I took them together to try and got overdosed. Now I'm scared that I would die. What should I do?
OD?: If u took the whole 30 day supply, head on to the er. They will be glad to get u back on track.See 2 more doctor answers
Be careful: Impossible question to answer. Lack of basic info: dose, age, other meds, health status. Meds cannot be taken like that! Check wiith your care provider.
Two ways: Suppression of the drive to breathe is the more familiar. For reasons we do not understand, pulmonary edema may come on very rapidly and kill the person with a sudden eruption of foam from the mouth and suffocation. Neither is painful, but I hope that neither is something that you want. Good luck, and if you have lost someone, you have my sympathy.