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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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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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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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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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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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I take. 5 mg Xanax (alprazolam) as needed. Last dose was 26 hrs ago and once 80 hours before that dose. Safe to have a beer or two?

Yes it is: If you have not taken Xanax (alprazolam) for several hours ax indicated then if is safe to have s beer or two. However, you need to keep in mind that Xanax (alprazolam) is an addictive drug and regular use is not a good idea. The underlying cause for which it is being taken needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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If I had 2 beers at 5 pm can I take a Xanax (alprazolam) at 11pm?

If I had 2 beers at 5 pm can I take a Xanax (alprazolam) at 11pm?

Possibly: It is best not to mix xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol. Since I do not know how well you metabolize alcohol, it is impossible to answer this. Contact the prescriber and discuss this with him/her as he/she will know your health history. ...Read more

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I took a. 5 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) and 4 hours later I had almost 2 beers. Will I be ok? I hardly ever take it.

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Don't mix it: It's a potentially dangerous mix and a lot of celebrity deaths have resulted from mizing benzodiazepines (the class of medications xanax (alprazolam) belongs to) and alcohol. It's hard to say if you are going to be ok without examining you but call 911 or go to the nearest er if you're concerned. ...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)?

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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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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My husband took 9 Xanax (alprazolam) and drank 9 beers is this fatal?

Go to ER!: I do not know how strong the xanax (alprazolam) were, how old your husband is, whether he wanted to kill himself, or what other medical conditions he may have -- but combining alcohol with xanax (alprazolam) is bad news. It sounds like he has quite a tolerance for alcohol also. Please get him to the er. If you need help with this, call 911. He needs emergency evaluation -- including psychiatric as well. ...Read more

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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

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If I drank half a beer then took a. 5 Xanax (alprazolam) will I be okay?

Yes but don't drive: This is not a lethal combo, but it is something to discuss with the person who prescribed your xanax (alprazolam) and who hopefully knows you better when you see them next. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be taking the Xanax (alprazolam) and beer at the same time?

No: Generally, no. The amounts of each are important considerations with respect to safety but generally speaking the combination of both could be deadly. You should talk to your doctor about medication approaches that are more compatible with alcohol consumption that is within reason. ...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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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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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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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.
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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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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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My husband took 9 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) and drank 9 beers, what will they do at the hospital?

Treat and observe: Likely will attempt to either have him throw-up or give charcoal to limit absorption of drug and alcohol, then observe for any signs and symptoms of serious CNS depression. If this was part of a suicide attempt, he may be seen by a psychiatrist to determine if he is a danger to himself. If mixing drugs and alcohol occurs regularly, your husband is in need of professional help. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to mix 3-4 non alcoholic beer with xanax (alprazolam)? I understand most non alcohol beer contains a tiny amount of alcohol.

Is it dangerous to mix 3-4 non alcoholic beer with xanax (alprazolam)? I understand most non alcohol beer contains a tiny amount of alcohol.

Could be.: It is not good to drink with any psychotropic medications at all. The combination could increase the sedation and potency of the substances depending on the dose of the medication and the amount of the alcohol. The effect also depends on whether you ingested these drugs on an empty stomach. ...Read more

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I'm on. 25 mg Xanax daily. My doctor said at this dose an occasional beer was safe but everything I've heard says otherwise. Is it really okay?

Why risk it: I generally advise against combining this class of medication with alcohol as its sedating effects will be compounded. Someone may tolerate this combination, but why risk it? Additionally, xanax is not a great anxiety medication for daily use, as its effects are very short lived, has a high addiction potential, and can ultimately result in even greater anxiety. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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