If you have habit of consuming alcohol, ignore consuming xanax.
Alprazolam is a type of benzodiazepine medication and xanax is its trade name. It comes in a class of drugs which acts as depressants on the human nervous system. Xanax is prescribed by doctors to the patients who are suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. It works by increasing the activity of GABA (gamma-amino butyric acid) receptors, which is the main inhibitory compound found in the central nervous system. It calms the body by promoting relaxation and ease which is really helpful in treating anxiety but on the same time it involves high risk of mental abuse. Also that it can lead you to the drug addiction if not consumed in limited amount.
Alcohol acts same as alprazolam; it also affects the GABA receptors and calms the nervous system. Alcohol decreases the rate of heartbeat, slows the breathing and gives calmness to body. Long term consumption of alcohol can affect the physical and mental well being of human body. Excess consumption can even lead to liver damage, which may lead to death.
Effects of combining alcohol and xanax
Xanax produces same effects as alcohol and that’s why it can be really dangerous to mix these two drugs. If you are anxiety patient and xanax has been prescribed to you by doctors, then cut off from alcohol and consume xanax in prescribed doses only; otherwise it can harm your body or even lead to death. It can show symptoms like:
- Poor memory function
- Coma and death
- Decrease heart rate
- Jumbled speech
- Excessive anger
These two are similar drugs and hence the combination of these two amplifies the effects. They collapse together resulting in death, mental illness etc. so make sure you never consume them together.