Can I drink while taking Xanax?

If I am taking Xanax, can I drink alcohol?

asked 10 Apr '12, 12:37

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Xanax (Alprazolam) is a very popular brand name benzodiazepine known as a mood altering drug. Sometimes benzodiazepines are called "benzos" or anti-psychotic medication.

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Prescription Drugs

Xanax is available by prescription only.



Xanax is a benzodiazepine, prescribed for the treatment of anxiety, restlessness, seizures, and withdrawal symptoms.



Xanax is a powerful drug that is known to amplify the effects of alcohol.

Can you? Well, yeah. Should you? Probably not. Xanax enhances the effects of alcohol, causing extreme decreases in motor skills and decision making as the number of drinks increase. Even one drink could be enough to spark unexpected effects. Apparently, you aren't supposed to eat grapefruits while taking Xanax either... Don't ask me why; Xanax is powerful.


answered 03 May '12, 13:42

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Xanax prescription directions:

"DO NOT drink alcohol while taking Xanax"


answered 03 May '12, 13:46

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