Mixing Xanax and alcohol
October 21, 2008 6:38 PM Subscribe
How long after taking .25 Mg or .5 Mg of Xanax should I wait before drinking any alcohol? I've taken Xanax frequently over the years to treat anxiety, fear of flying, etc. and never had any problems.
posted by Raichle to Health & Fitness (13 answers total)
I've also gotten drunk after taking it many times without dying but I was looking around on the net and it seems that most people think this is a lethal combination... Is this just over-exaggerated? Have I proven it's not lethal for me by having done it many times? The bottle does not day DO NOT DRINK it just has the typical warnings about alcohol intensifying the effect, etc. So, I'm careful and wait 3-4 hours after taking it. I know YANAD and YANMD, just looking for constructive advice. My doctor knew I was a social drinker when he prescribed it to me. I've read that it stays in your system for 11+ hours, but the effect sure seems to wear off at about 4, so I was assuming that was safe.