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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. Donald Jacobson
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Clonazepam (Definition)

Klonopin (clonazepam) belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. They are also referred to as sedative-hypnotics & anxiolytics. These medications are used for a variety of indications to include anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasm, seizure, & alcohol withdrawal. All benzodiazepines including Clonazepam are potentially habit forming. Alcohol should be ...Read more


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Does Xanax (alprazolam) work for alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

Does Xanax (alprazolam) work for alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

Not a good idea: While Xanax (alprazolam) could help with some symptoms, it is never used this way in a medical setting. Xanax (alprazolam) is short acting and one of the most addictive benzodiazipines. It itself has the highest risk of seizures if withdrawaling from it. Since not doctor who is familar with treating alcohol withdrawal would use it, i suspect you are trying to withdrawal yourself. Don't do it find a qualified physician. ...Read more

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Can u use Xanax (alprazolam) to prevent alcohol withdrawal seizures?

Can u use Xanax (alprazolam) to prevent alcohol withdrawal seizures?

Alcoholism: Although Xanax (alprazolam) has been prescribed to prevent seizures, Alcohol withdrawal should be managed by a physician. If there is concern for withdrawal seizures then there is concern for alcoholism and its many complications and it is in your best interest to discuss your concerned with your family physician. ...Read more

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How much time can alcohol and Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal last?

How much time can alcohol and Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal last?

Withdrawls: Depends on the amount you imbibe with generosity of added Xanax (alprazolam). I don't want to scare you, but these withdrawals are very serious with 15 per cent mortality rate. Takes about 72 to 96 hours after your last drink to get whooping. All kind of visuals, green people, snakes, shadow boxing and then high incidence of Seizures Xanax (alprazolam), the evil mother will start earlier Don't do it at home. Hospit ...Read more

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Will Klonopin prevent Ativan withdrawal? Can you stop taking Ativan abruptly and start Klonopin and not risk seizures?

Will Klonopin prevent Ativan withdrawal? Can you stop taking Ativan abruptly and start Klonopin and not risk seizures?

Seizure Risk: Klonopin is long acting 12 hours. Ativan is short acting 4-6 hours. If the dosing is not correct you can always get a break through seizure.
It depends on the amount and frequency as well as following your label directions to fully answer this question. ...Read more

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Xanax, (alprazolam) flexeril, and alcohol ok to use together?

Xanax, (alprazolam) flexeril, and alcohol ok to use together?

Flirting with Death?: This combination can be fatal if you're not lucky. These drugs are commonly found with inadvertant overdose deaths. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cause seizures during alcohol withdrawal?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cause seizures during alcohol withdrawal?

Quite possibly...: Welbutrin lowers the seizure threshold, so does alcohol withdrawal. So doing both at the same time will increase the risk of having a seizure. Please consult your medical provider. ...Read more

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

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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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Whats worst antidepressant withdrawal or benzo withdrawal?

Whats worst antidepressant withdrawal or benzo withdrawal?

Benzo withdrawal: Some antidepressants can have very unpleasant flu like withdrawal symptoms, like Paxil or effexor, (venlafaxine) but benzo withdrawal can result in seizures and death if going cold turkey from a high dose of benzos. Both should be tapered if you would like to stop taking them, to minimize the withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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What're the effects drinking alcohol while taking these medications: paroxetine, zolpidem, and levetiracetam?

What're the effects drinking alcohol while taking these medications: paroxetine, zolpidem, and levetiracetam?

Additive: Acohol has an additive sedating effect with all those meds. That you're taking that particular pharmacological cocktail implies you have a significant neuropsychiatric disorder. Alcoholmusevin these conditions can be detrimental. Please share your drinking history with prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Can klonopin (clonazepam) help with vicodin withdrawals?

No: both are dependence producing, they are in different families and do not help withdrawal of each other. there are seperate routines for managing withdrawal from each family. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol on celexa (citalopram)?

Can you drink alcohol on celexa (citalopram)?

Best To Avoid: Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant and alcohol is a depressant. Common sense tells us to avoid alcohol while treating depression, otherwise one agent will cancel the other. I have always considered alcohol the "original medication". It calms you, gives you confidence, stimulates you and puts you to sleep and can even be unused as an antiseptic. If you are unable to stop drinking talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking effexor (venlafaxine) and gabapentin?

Can I drink alcohol while taking effexor (venlafaxine) and gabapentin?

Not recommended: Psychoactive medications can cause significant central nervous system dysregulation when alcohol is consumed. Not only would you experience potential side effects such as dizziness, excess sedation and drops in blood pressure, but also impaired cognitive functioning. This includes poor judgement and disinhibition. Alcohol can also interfere with full efficacy of these medications. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can I handle Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal and alcohol intolerance?

How can I handle Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal and alcohol intolerance?

Please be guided: by your doctor. Also go to Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings or other support groups. Your doc,hospital, or spiritual leader may have referrals. ...Read more

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Will oxazepam work for marijuana withdrawal like it would for alcohol withdrawal?

Will oxazepam work for marijuana withdrawal like it would for alcohol withdrawal?

Not really: Oxazepam is and benzodiazepine and works on gaba receptors. Marijuana has its own receptors. On the other hand, marijuana withdrawal, if such exists, might present with anxiety and Oxazepam will help for that. If you say you're withdrawing from marijuana, where you depressed to begin with? ...Read more

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Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Alcohol poisoning: Caffeine causes one to stay more awake while drinking which raises the risk of drinking excessively. Usually intoxication makes one sleepy, but caffeination in alcohol enables one to keep drinking to potential alcohol poisoning. ...Read more

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Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal and alcohol intolerance, what to do?

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Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal and alcohol intolerance, what to do?

Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal: Withdrawal off of Paxil (paroxetine) does not have to be difficult and Paxil (paroxetine) side effects can be resolved quickly include alcohol sensitivity/intolerance. To prevent Paroxetine withdrawal syndrome, talk to your doctor about how to get off Paxil (paroxetine) safely. ...Read more

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What are the physical and mental side effects of alcohol and prozac (fluoxetine). Beer mixed with tequila and prozac (fluoxetine)?

What are the physical and mental side effects of alcohol and prozac (fluoxetine). Beer mixed with tequila and prozac (fluoxetine)?

Alcohol & Depression: Alcohol in any form -- including beer and tequila -- is a depressant. Combined with prozac, (fluoxetine) you could have much more sedation or intoxication than you expect. Especially when used in large quantities, alcohol disrupts your sleep cycle and neuronal tone. People usually take Prozac (fluoxetine) for depression or anxiety. Disrupting your sleep & neurons can worsen these conditions. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Klonopin (Definition)

Klonopin is a long-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug, psychiatric drug) and a blood pressure drug which is a ...Read more


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Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (Definition)

A set of symptoms experienced when one reduces or stops alcohol consumption after prolonged periods ...Read more