Dangers of Combining Marijuana and Xanax
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Xanax is a drug commonly used to treat anxiety or panic disorders. After an individual takes the drug for a while, it common that they will build up a tolerance to the drug and require more of the drug to have the same effects. When Xanax is used with marijuana, many dangerous health problems are possible.
For example, marijuana causes short-term memory impairment. The user is more likely to forget if he or she has recently had another drug, how much was taken or what drug was used. This can be dangerous for individuals who are also taking Xanax as they are more likely to have a drug overdose.
Health Problems From Combining Marijuana and Xanax
When marijuana and Xanax are taken together, an individual may experience life-threatening situations. Some of the dangers that people experience when combining marijuana and Xanax include the following:
Symptoms of overdose may include the following:
- Drowsiness or feelings of sleepiness
- Confusion or having an unclear mind
- Problems with coordination
- Loss of consciousness 1
While some of these symptoms may not appear to be serious, it is always a good idea to seek medical attention if you are not sure. The National Institute of Drug Abuse states that over 67,300 Americans died from drug overdose in 2018. 2 Do not hesitate to seek medical attention if you or a loved one are experiencing these overdose symptoms.
Mental health risks are another serious concern when an individual combines Xanax and marijuana. They may experience paranoia, anxiety, and hallucinations. Combining any drugs can result in a lethal combination. Do not combine drugs, unless directed to do so by your doctor. Always communicate your concerns with your doctor if you feel you are experiencing any complications or side effects from a prescription.
Drug overdose is a serious condition that requires medical attention immediately. Remain calm and get immediate professional help. Your actions can save a life and prevent the dangers of combining marijuana and Xanax.
Marijuana alone is not lethal to most. However when combined with Xanax the possibilities of an overdose are increased tremendously.
Drug Interactions between cannabis and Xanax
This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:
- Xanax (alprazolam)
Interactions between your drugs
ALPRAZolam cannabis (Schedule I substance)
Applies to: Xanax (alprazolam) and cannabis
Using ALPRAZolam together with cannabis (Schedule I substance) may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people, especially the elderly, may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: Xanax (alprazolam)
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with ALPRAZolam and lead to potentially dangerous side effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor. Do not drink alcohol while taking ALPRAZolam. This medication can increase the effects of alcohol. You may feel more drowsy, dizzy, or tired if you take ALPRAZolam with alcohol. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.
cannabis (Schedule I substance) food
Applies to: cannabis
Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of cannabis (Schedule I substance) such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with cannabis (Schedule I substance). Do not use more than the recommended dose of cannabis (Schedule I substance), and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
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Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.
- Cannabis Drug Interactions
- Xanax Drug Interactions
- Xanax General Consumer Information
- Drug Interactions Checker
Drug Interaction Classification
|Major||Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderate||Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minor||Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|Unknown||No interaction information available.|
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
Some mixtures of medications can lead to serious and even fatal consequences.
A Moderate Drug Interaction exists between cannabis and Xanax. View detailed information regarding this drug interaction.