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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with suboxone?

Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with suboxone?

Please don't: There are potential major interactions between these two medications. ...Read more

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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I was wondering if I get the vivitrol shot would I therapeutically still be able to take xanax (alprazolam)? Thinking of getting off Suboxone and trying the shot

Depends on your Dr.: Many doctors (myself included) have many concerns about the use of benzodiazepines in general, and Xanax (alprazolam) in particular (much higher potential for abuse) in people in recovery from opiate dependency, and particularly those who are being treated with Suboxone or methadone. However, there are no drug interactions, and Vivitrol does not block the effects of benzodiazepines. Talk to provider. ...Read more

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I take suboxone and I tested positive for xanax (alprazolam) 6 weeks ago. Today he calls me saying I tested postive again. I have taken nothing. Did he lie to me?

Strange: I don't have a good answer, although I can tell you that Suboxone would not cause a positive result for a medicine like Xanax (alprazolam). You are getting a positive result for unknown reasons. ...Read more

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I feel normal since I've been takind my meds, aderal, xanax, (alprazolam) Suboxone due to med conditions. Without them, my life isn't right. If it wrks shld I keep tkg thm?

I feel normal since I've been takind my meds, aderal, xanax, (alprazolam) Suboxone due to med conditions. Without them, my life isn't right. If it wrks shld I keep tkg thm?

Medication management: Good question, if you're working closely with someone that you can talk to that is primary. You should not be and swayed by other then trusted physician unless those closest to you are truly concerned about how you're behaving. Suboxone and Adderall are excellent drugs for what has become physical problems in your brain. Adderall my be forever Suboxone you can eventually end. Xanax (alprazolam) not the best. ...Read more

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I feel normal since I've been takind my meds, aderal, xanax, (alprazolam) Suboxone due to med conditions. Without them, my life isn't right. If it wrks shld I keep tkg thm?

I feel normal since I've been takind my meds, aderal, xanax, (alprazolam) Suboxone due to med conditions. Without them, my life isn't right. If it wrks shld I keep tkg thm?

Probably. Yes!: It sounds like you are very pleased with the effects that your doctor (s) have helped you achieve. Let them know that! Everyone likes to feel successful when they are. Work with them to plan for the future. They may think that it makes sense to see if a reduction is possible at times. They've done well, trust them. ...Read more

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Taken 2mg Xanax (alprazolam) 2 x a day for 1 day from old script! Was put on Zoloft due to being on suboxone. Zoloft hasn't been working. What's single Xanax (alprazolam) detection time?

Within an hour.: I am not sure what you are being treated for but xanax (alprazolam) and Suboxone is not a good mix because they are both addictive. If zoloft doesn't work, there are other antidepressants that may work better for your depression and your anxiety. Talk to your psychiatrist before you continue taking your xanax (alprazolam). ...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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I've been on Suboxone for 10 years I was on Xanax (alprazolam) 2mg 3 times/hr. New dr gave klonopin. Help im gettin lightheaded?

I've been on Suboxone for 10 years I was on Xanax (alprazolam) 2mg 3 times/hr. New dr gave klonopin. Help im gettin lightheaded?

Combination: I do not like the combination of benzodiazepines and suboxone. 10 years is a long time to be on suboxone. Discussing tapering off of the Suboxone with your doctor would be a good thing. ...Read more

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I am currently taking xanax, (alprazolam) 2 mgs daily, and want to start Suboxone (buprenorphine) treatment, at a low dose. Is this combination safe?

Yes.: It sounds like your question is the safety of the combination, not the wisdom of it. If you are currently addicted to opioids—the only reason to start Suboxone—Suboxone is a safe replacement for the opioid. Discuss Xanax (alprazolam) use with the doc treating your addiction. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I'm Mixing suboxone and Xanax together and have been getting a rash sometimes I also drink alcohol not all the time but sometimes but take the phar?

If I'm Mixing suboxone and Xanax together and have been getting a rash sometimes I also drink alcohol not all the time but sometimes but take the phar?

To what purpose?: Are either of these drugs prescribed, and do the prescribers know that you are doing this, particularly mixing alcohol with them? The combination of opioids and benzodiazepines can be potentially lethal, and rarely is helpful to the individual's underlying problems. You need to be under the care of an addiction treatment professional for your multiple problems, including psychological counseling. ...Read more

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Will doctors prescribe Xanax (alprazolam) if I am taking suboxone? I have panic disorder and it has been really bad since starting treatment. I have been onit befo

Will my doc rx xanax (alprazolam): Only your prescribing doc will be able to determine if he/she believes that you would best and most safely be treated with Xanax (alprazolam) for your panic disorder, while taking suboxone. It does sound like there would be reason for concern, as both meds are respiratory depressants. First line treatment for panic disorder is an SSRI +/- talk therapy. Talk to ur doctor about the right treatment for you. :) ...Read more

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Could drug interactions with my meds being prescribed be really messing me up clonadine, atenelol, amlodopine, xanex, suboxone, omerperazole. Help me pls?

Could drug interactions with my meds being prescribed be really messing me up clonadine, atenelol, amlodopine, xanex, suboxone, omerperazole. Help me pls?

Yes, indeed!: Did one physician prescribe all of these? If so - you need to consider another provider. If not, you need always to inform any one of them about other drugs you take. All have some risk with just about all of the others, but the worst is between Xanax (alprazolam) and Suboxone. Respiratory distress is possible even coma or death - so call your doctor (s) ASAP or go to ER or a good pharmacist w/ the bottles. ...Read more

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Just started my suboxone. Can I take my alprazolam with it?

Hopefully low dose: Xanax (alprazolam) and buprenorphine together had caused death in a few patients. It's not common but worrisome enough to warn people. ...Read more

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What can I take along with the Suboxone to help with or stop the anxiety? Is it ok to take a xanex at night to help sleep?

What can I take along with the Suboxone to help with or stop the anxiety? Is it ok to take a xanex at night to help sleep?

Anxiety: It is best to discuss with your doctor to determine what might work best for you with your anxiety. ...Read more

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Started Suboxone today. Before I was using alprazolam for anxiey. Is it safe to use it during Suboxone or should I avoid taking it? How bout melatonin

Hmmm: It always amazes me that when one abuses both opiods and benzos that they focus on the opioid and not the benzo. You probably won't die but I assure you your life will not improve until you give up the xanax (alprazolam) no matter what your misguided doctor says ...Read more

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15 weeks pregnant, no ob gyn visits, has hypertension and has been taking xanex, percocet, seroqel, ambein and suboxon the entire pregnancy. Outcomes?

15 weeks pregnant, no ob gyn visits, has hypertension and has been taking xanex, percocet, seroqel, ambein and suboxon the entire pregnancy. Outcomes?

HIgh risk pregnancy: With these illnesses and medications, she has a high-risk pregnancy. She needs a good team to see her through: maternal-fetal medicine physician, psychiatrist, and therapist. She won't be able to withdraw from the opiates while pregnant, but will need a substance abuse program after delivery. Social services needs to be involved concerning parenting issues. Baby @ risk but could still be well. ...Read more

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Xanax (alprazolam) and xl-3 drug interactions okay?

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Xanax (alprazolam): Xl-3 cold & cough medicine added to Xanax (alprazolam) can cause more sedation. Please consult your doctor first. ...Read more

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Can mdma have negative interaction with xanax (alprazolam)?

Mind Altering: Mind altering substances, when used together, lead to increased negative health consequences, overdose, and addiction. The serotonin swings can be more severe when you are already using a mind altering substance when you add mdma. This may not be the smartest choice you have ever made if you have already done this. If you are going to use mdma do not use the xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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There any interaction between Xanax (alprazolam) and trazadon?

Xanax (alprazolam) and trazodon: There is an interaction. Xanax (alprazolam) and trazodone both increase sedation and drowsiness. This two medication often prescribed for depression and anxiety. Talk to your prescribing physician for more information. ...Read more

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Is there an interaction between Xanax (alprazolam) and caffeine?

Caffeine/Xanax: Caffeine is Central nervous stimulant, Xanax (alprazolam) is sedative, hence possible interaction is reversal of effect of one another. ...Read more

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Are there any harmful interactions between B12 and xanax (alprazolam)?

Are there any harmful interactions between B12 and xanax (alprazolam)?

No interactions: No, there are no harmful interactions between vitamin B12 and xanax (alprazolam). Hoping you're eating a healthy diet overall. It's not common that someone as young as you (at 23) needs B12 supplementation. ...Read more

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Is there interaction between Xanax (alprazolam) and macropen. Taking xanax (alprazolam) 3 times a day 0.25 mg, now affraid it can do me harm?

No bad reports: It should be safe, but ALWAYS discuss this sort of thing w/ the Dr prescribing! Always! Also consider CBT therapy to learn how to manage so much anxiety w/ less drugs. 3X/day says you can probably do better w/ learning. I hope you feel better soon - try not to worry but do take the opportunity to talk about your anxiety in non-drug ways. ...Read more

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Which is safer to take daily bus par or Xanax (alprazolam)? I realize Xanax (alprazolam) can be habit forming and want to know safety on side effects and interaction type stuff

Is Xanax (alprazolam) safer?: Xanax (alprazolam), a short acting benzo, is prescribed to treat anxiety symptoms, as is Buspar (buspirone), (buspirone) which effects serotonin receptors. At 1st glance, a doc might be quick to point out that there is risk of dependence on Xanax, among other risks, while Buspar (buspirone) has fewer dangerous side effects. Still, the best way to find out about *your* risk/benefit SE profile is to discuss your case w ur MD. :) ...Read more

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Is there an interaction between tenormin and Xanax (alprazolam)?

Tenormin and Xanax (alprazolam): I understand your concern.
Tenormin is a medication for treatment of High Blood Pressure
Anxiety can increase blood pressure.
Xanax (alprazolam) is a medication for treatment of Anxiety.
Tenormin and Xanax (alprazolam) taken together may also have increased side effects, including
Dizziness, Lightheadedness
Tiredness
Fainting
Please see your family physician and a psychiatrist for monitoring of medication and Therapy. ...Read more

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Are there drug interactions between lortadine and xanax (alprazolam)?

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Loratidine: Zertec normally has no side-effects, & is well tolerated if taken as prescribed. Mixing it with xanax (alprazolam) should be safe. ...Read more

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Is there any dangerous interaction between Xanax (alprazolam) and Atenolol??

Define doses used: Dangerous? You mean as in "can kill a person? " Or do you mean to the point where you could pass out, hit your head and have to go to the hospital for a few stitches? There's a potential blood pressure could be lowered more than expected seeing as how atenolol lowers pressure & Xanax (alprazolam) is a sedative type of drug. However, strictly speaking there are no significant interactions betwixt them. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Suboxone (Definition)

Suboxone is semi-synthetic opiate compound. At higher doses, it is used to treat opioid addiction. In lower doses, suboxone can be used to control moderate acute pain in non-opioid tolerant individuals and ...Read more


Xanax (Definition)

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