Review: taking Xanax and Marijuana together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Xanax and Marijuana together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Xanax and Marijuana. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 235 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 58,022 users)

Marijuana

Marijuana has active ingredients of marijuana. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Marijuana 1,767 users)

On Jul, 20, 2016

235 people who take Xanax, Marijuana are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Xanax and Marijuana drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Xanax:
  • < 1 month: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0% - (3 of 6 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.0% - (1 of 9 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 10+ years: 100.0% - (5 of 5 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Marijuana:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 100.0% - (4 of 4 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 10+ years: 40.0% - (4 of 10 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Xanax:
  • female: 30.0% - (4 of 13 people)
  • male: 50.0% - (6 of 12 people)
Marijuana:
  • female: 57.0% - (8 of 14 people)
  • male: 60.0% - (6 of 10 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Xanax:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 20-29: 27.0% - (3 of 11 people)
  • 30-39: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 40-49: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 50-59: 100.0% - (4 of 4 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
Marijuana:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 20-29: 37.0% - (3 of 8 people)
  • 30-39: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 40-49: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)
  • 50-59: 100.0% - (4 of 4 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • drug abuse
  • suicidal ideation
  • acne cystic
  • drug diversion
  • facial palsy
  • fibrocystic breast disease
  • menstruation irregular
  • muscular weakness
  • oily skin
  • aggression
1 - 6 months:
  • drug abuse
  • drug diversion
  • foaming at mouth
  • aggression
  • anorexia
  • anxiety disorder
  • euphoric mood
  • fatigue
  • fatigue - chronic
  • frequent headaches
6 - 12 months:
  • decreased appetite
  • early satiety
  • fatigue
  • gastroparesis
  • vomiting
1 - 2 years:
  • aggression
  • anorexia
  • anxiety
  • anxiety disorder
  • decreased appetite
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • early satiety
  • emotional distress
  • fear
  • gastroparesis
2 - 5 years:
  • anxiety, apprehension, feeling uptight, jitters, stress, stress and anxiety, tension
  • anxiety disorder due to a general medical condition
  • body movements - uncontrollable
  • breakthrough pain
  • clammy skin
  • cold sweat
  • confusional arousal
  • eye movements - uncontrollable
  • feeling abnormal
  • feeling jittery
5 - 10 years:
  • abdominal pain aggravated
  • abnormal weight gain
  • anxiety
  • appetite increased
  • bone pain
  • decreased activity
  • decreased interest
  • depression
  • exercise tolerance decreased
  • fall
10+ years:
  • anxiety, apprehension, feeling uptight, jitters, stress, stress and anxiety, tension
  • anxiety disorder due to a general medical condition
  • body movements - uncontrollable
  • breakthrough pain
  • clammy skin
  • cold sweat
  • confusional arousal
  • eye movements - uncontrollable
  • feeling abnormal
  • feeling jittery
not specified:
  • cardiac arrest
  • respiratory arrest
  • drug abuse
  • completed suicide
  • cardio-respiratory arrest
  • pain in extremity
  • dyspnoea
  • poisoning
  • depression
  • memory impairment

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • arthralgia
  • cardiac arrest
  • drug abuse
  • respiratory arrest
  • pain in extremity
  • memory impairment
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • pain
  • disorientation
male:
  • cardiac arrest
  • respiratory arrest
  • drug abuse
  • completed suicide
  • cardio-respiratory arrest
  • suicidal ideation
  • poisoning
  • agitation
  • death
  • drug toxicity

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • drug abuse
  • cardiac arrest
  • respiratory arrest
  • substance abuse
  • drug toxicity
  • suicidal ideation
  • loss of consciousness
  • poisoning
  • suicide attempt
  • accidental exposure
20-29:
  • cardiac arrest
  • respiratory arrest
  • completed suicide
  • drug abuse
  • cardio-respiratory arrest
  • poisoning
  • accidental overdose
  • anxiety
  • anxiety disorder due to a general medical condition
  • anxiety, apprehension, feeling uptight, jitters, stress, stress and anxiety, tension
30-39:
  • cardiac arrest
  • respiratory arrest
  • dyspnoea
  • headache
  • pain in extremity
  • depression
  • memory impairment
  • panic attack
  • arthralgia
  • disorientation
40-49:
  • drug abuse
  • completed suicide
  • cardiac arrest
  • cardio-respiratory arrest
  • respiratory arrest
  • suicidal ideation
  • bipolar disorder
  • confusional state
  • death
  • depressed mood
50-59:
  • crying
  • suicidal ideation
  • abdominal pain lower
  • anxiety
  • anxiety, apprehension, feeling uptight, jitters, stress, stress and anxiety, tension
  • arthritis - neck
  • back pain - low
  • blind
  • blurred vision
  • depression - chronic
60+:
  • abdominal pain aggravated
  • shivering
  • abdominal distension
  • anger
  • arthralgia
  • balance disorder
  • cardiac disorder
  • cerebrovascular disorder
  • cough
  • deafness

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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