Do you drink occasionally? Are you among those who love the booze? Do you use Xanax with alcohol? Do you know what Xanax is? Then this article is for you.
The generic name of Xanax is alprazolam (pronounced as al PRAY zoe lam). In market, it is available by brand names like Niravam. It belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepine. These are used as depressants. Depressants are a chemical substance that lowers the stimulation. Sometimes they are referred as downers.
Xanax is used to treat
- disorder caused by anxiety and panic
- Anxiety initiated by depression.
Xanax should not be taken if
- You have allergies from Xanax
- You have allergies from valium, tranxene or other similar medicines.
- You are suffering from glaucoma.
- You take itraconazole
- You take ketoconazole
- You are pregnant. It is very dangerous to foetus. It can cause inborn defects in the baby. In worst case, it can kill it.
Xanax intake can cause its addiction to you. Its addiction may result into its overdose and ultimately death.
Effects of drinking
- Tingling in hands and feet
- High blood pressure
- Irregular pulse
- Greater chances of infection
- Severe pain in liver
- Liver cancer
- And the list is long
Now you see both the compounds are hazardous to health. Can you imagine now what can happen if you consume them together. Alcohol is also a depressant like Xanax. It also causes decrease in activity. That is why the combination of the two is deadly.
If by any chance you intake alprazolam, you should completely stop consumption of alcohol.
Combined use of Xanax and alcohol result in following symptoms:
- Decreased heart rate
- Extreme drowsiness
- Poor coordination
- Poor memory
Combined use of these drugs can amplify the effect of one. Some effects are:
- loss of memory
- poor decision making
If see anyone suffering from any of the above-mentioned symptoms, please take him to the nearest detoxification facility as soon as possible.