Review: taking Xanax and Alcohol together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Xanax and Alcohol together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Xanax and Alcohol. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 328 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Xanax

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 65,513 users)

Alcohol

Alcohol has active ingredients of alcohol. It is often used in alcoholism. (latest outcomes from Alcohol 6,085 users)

On Aug, 22, 2016

328 people who take Xanax, Alcohol are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Xanax and Alcohol drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Xanax:
  • < 1 month: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
Alcohol:
  • < 1 month: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Xanax:
  • female: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • male: 83.0% - (5 of 6 people)
Alcohol:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • male: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Xanax:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 30-39: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 40-49: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
Alcohol:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 40-49: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • suicide attempt
  • coma
  • multiple drug overdose intentional
  • drug abuse
  • intentional overdose
  • somnolence
  • sopor
  • hypotension
  • depression
  • headache
1 - 6 months:
  • abdominal pain
  • anxiety
  • constipation
  • dependence
  • depression
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • heart rate increased
  • ill-defined disorder
  • loss of consciousness
  • memory impairment
6 - 12 months:
  • confusional state
  • drug abuse
  • drug abuser
  • drug dependence
  • drug ineffective
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • emotional distress
  • gait abnormal
  • amnesia
  • asthma
1 - 2 years:
  • vomiting
2 - 5 years:
  • chest pain
  • shortness of breath
10+ years:
  • chest pain
  • elevated liver enzymes
  • protein urine
  • shortness of breath
  • rash
not specified:
  • overdose
  • substance abuse
  • suicide attempt
  • drug abuse
  • somnolence
  • aggression
  • intentional overdose
  • multiple drug overdose
  • vomiting
  • death

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • suicide attempt
  • overdose
  • intentional overdose
  • somnolence
  • mania
  • vomiting
  • coma
  • depression
  • hypotension
  • substance abuse
male:
  • overdose
  • drug abuse
  • substance abuse
  • aggression
  • multiple drug overdose
  • agitation
  • somnolence
  • suicide attempt
  • death
  • insomnia

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • accidental overdose
  • overdose
  • mania
  • loss of consciousness
  • drug abuser
  • suicide attempt
  • drug abuse
  • substance abuse
  • agitation
  • depressed level of consciousness
20-29:
  • substance abuse
  • death
  • vomiting
  • overdose
  • multiple drug overdose intentional
  • nausea
  • headache
  • intentional self-injury
  • sopor
  • accidental overdose
30-39:
  • drug abuse
  • suicide attempt
  • coma
  • amnesia
  • overdose
  • acidosis
  • alanine aminotransferase increased
  • homicide
  • liver injury
  • somnolence
40-49:
  • completed suicide
  • depression
  • intentional overdose
  • death
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • road traffic accident
  • somnolence
  • multiple drug overdose intentional
  • suicide attempt
  • drug toxicity
50-59:
  • myocardial infarction
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • hypotension
  • pneumonia aspiration
  • renal failure acute
  • agitation
  • hypoxia
  • intentional overdose
  • overdose
  • leukoencephalopathy
60+:
  • suicide attempt
  • chest pain
  • cognitive disorder
  • depression
  • palpitations
  • shortness of breath
  • somnolence
  • suicidal ideation
  • abdominal pain upper
  • abnormal behaviour

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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