What are the side effects of methadone and Xanax (alprazolam) when they are taken together?

Sedation,and others. Sedation, confusion, lethargy, tiredness, yawning. Increased risk of dependence and addiction. If addicted to either, stopping use is difficult. Withdrawal symptoms can be very uncomfortable. Nausea, vomiting, chills, cramping and aching pain, restlessness, insomnia, agitation, hallucinations and seizures. Very dangerous combination.

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I'm taking methadone and Xanax (alprazolam) to get off tabs and have epilepsy and had a seizure this morning, is that because I didn't take xanax (alprazolam)?

Possibly. I hope you are seeing an addiction specialist. Coming off of drugs can be difficult and potentially dangerous as i'm sure you already know. Please get help from someone qualified. Read more...
Maybe. First of all Methadone and Xanax (alprazolam) is not a great combination. People rarely accidentally overdose on either Methadone or xanax (alprazolam). However the combo is much more dangerous. The seizure could just be a seizure or it could be due to rapid Xanax (alprazolam) wean. Read more...

Prescribed 2mg Xanax (alprazolam) 4x a day taken it only for 7 day cuz my opiate dependence methadone place turned down for the Xanax (alprazolam) what is Xanax (alprazolam) detection time?

Long half-life. The elimination half-life of xanax (alprazolam) is about 11.2-26.9 hours. It takes almost 6 elimination half-life's for a drug to be cleared from the human body. Well... It could take a maximum of 161.4 hours or 6.7 days (6 x 26.9 hours) for xanax (alprazolam) to be completely eliminated. Rec. See your prescribing physician to express your concerns. Read more...

I am on methadone 100 mil a day and have been for 4 yrs. I was just perscribed. 25 Xanax (alprazolam) from psyciatrist, is it safe to take other then risk of abuse?

Yes. Hopefully you told the psychiatrist about your Methadone so could make safe prescription decisions for you. Xanax (alprazolam) is at a lower dose, so should not pose problem with responsible use. Read more...
Depends. There had been reports of death from a combination of xanax (alprazolam) and Methadone and both drugs cause risks of abuse. I believe it is dose dependent because both drugs cause respiratory depression. Read more...
Xanax (alprazolam) 0.25mg is. Low dose . Xanax (alprazolam) can potentate the effects of narcotics so check with your pain doctor to see if your Methadone dosage will need a djustment. Read more...