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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

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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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)?

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

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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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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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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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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Can i drink 2 beers at night if at day i take 1 mg of xanax (alprazolam)?

NO: You shouldn't be drinking at all if you're using benzodiazepines like xanax (alprazolam). ...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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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

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Can I drink some beer about 7-8 hours after taking my .75 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) and 20 mg of prozac? If I did would it harm me?

Not recommended: Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Prozac and Xanax (alprazolam). You should always ask your doctor about your medicines. Good luck. ...Read more

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I take pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg when I wake up in the morning. I take Xanax XR 2mg before bed each night. Is it safe to drink beer on these medicines?

I take pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg when I wake up in the morning. I take Xanax XR 2mg before bed each night. Is it safe to drink beer on these medicines?

No: I would find it very hard to believe that your doctor or pharmacist did not warn you not to drink alcohol with these medications. Please take use of these medications seriously. Drinking on this combination is equivalent to not being compliant with treatment. ...Read more

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I just got diagnosed with CHF two weeks ago... I am on propanalol, PTU [hyperthyroid] , and Xarelto. Can I drink 2 beers? I'm anxious and don't xanax

I just got diagnosed with CHF two weeks ago... I am on propanalol,  PTU [hyperthyroid] , and Xarelto. Can I drink 2 beers? I'm anxious and don't xanax

Avoid alcohol.: I hope you are well. You are on medications that interact with each other (propranolol and PTU) and adding alcohol would worsen the interactions. The effects of propranolol are increased by alcohol. Propranolol can worsen heart failure. PTU can also increase the effects of propranolol. I suggest that you have a medication review with your primary care professional, ASAP. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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One beer after taking .25 xanax, (alprazolam) is this okay?

One beer after taking .25 xanax, (alprazolam) is this okay?

no, no: No amount of alcohol is supposed to be mixed with any benzodiazepines like xanax (alprazolam). It is contraindicated. ...Read more

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If I drank half a beer an hour ago would it hurt to take xanax (alprazolam) tonight?

Not a good idea: 1/2 beer is probably not a big deal, but the effects of both can be magnified. At substantial doses, the combination can be deadly. In general you want to be sure not to drop medication doses in favor of alcohol. You may be able to avoid this problem if you discuss alternatives to Xanax (alprazolam) with your doctor. But, even then alcohol will have to be drunk in moderation. ...Read more

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5 mg bisoprol at 6:30 am. 0.5 mg Xanax (alprazolam) at 3:45 pm. Is it safe to have one or two low ABV beers(<5%)at 9 pm?

5 mg bisoprol at 6:30 am. 0.5 mg Xanax (alprazolam) at 3:45 pm. Is it safe to have one or two low ABV beers(<5%)at 9 pm?

No: It is NOT advised to consume both benzodiazepines (i.e. Xanax (alprazolam)) with alcohol under any circumstance. If taking Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety, know that alcohol can worsen anxiety. ...Read more

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Can i continue taking benzodiazepines? I have had rectal bleeding starting one year ago 3 times. I was taking 1 mg Xanax every 5 hours at the time and i may have had 5 or 6 beers the night before, the next day at work after living heavy furniture i exper

Can i continue taking benzodiazepines? I have had rectal bleeding starting one year ago 3 times.  I was taking 1 mg Xanax every 5 hours at the time and i may have had 5 or 6 beers the night before, the next day at work after living heavy furniture i exper

Benzos have nothing: To do with rectal bleeding. You need evaluation - may be something as simple as hemorrhoids or rectal fissure, or may be polyps or colitis (or cancer). Alcohol and xanax, (alprazolam) however, do not mix. Using alcohol together with benzodiazepines constitutes abuse, and is potentially very dangerous. Your doctor needs to know about your drinking, which at 5-6 beers is not at safe levels, and consider alt. Rx. ...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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Im 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.

Im 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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Is it okay to take a xanax (alprazolam) after drinking then sleeping betweenow 4-5 hrs? I woke up and felt back to my normal self again. Is it safe to take one?

Not SAFE!: “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.” per Drugs.com. See: http://www.drugs.com/food-interactions/alprazolam,xanax.html ...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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I take .25 MG of Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety when needed I took one an hour and a half ago I have a wedding tomorrow when am I able to drink agai?

Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol: If you maintain alertness and are not groggy on Xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) you may be able to drink soon after, although Xanax (alprazolam) can add to the effect of alcohol. To be safe, wait three hours, and most of the Xanax (alprazolam) will have worn off by then. And remember, the chemical to he the most careful with is alcohol, which takes lives every day, so please be careful. ...Read more

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Can I drink a5 hour energy to combat the sleepiness effect of xanax (alprazolam) one milligram? I took it at 9am est. Now it's 3:15...6 hours later

Polypharmacy: is never good. Taking one medication to counteract the effects of another may be problematic. Perhaps consider some caffeine from either tea or coffee? As energy drinks can have dangerous cardiac side effects. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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