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Can you take methadone and xanax together?

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No. Very small amounts of these pills combined can cause death. Methadone is a very powerful drug used to curve cravings of heroin. Xanax (Alprazolam) is also a very powerful sedative, when the two are combined, they depress the central nervous system very quickly. Any comments?

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  1. Lonnie says:

    Can xanax and methadone be taken together. It is working for my mother, a doctor prescribed 2 methadone 5mg pills every 8 hours and 4 .5mg xanax a day. I

  2. Sanjuanita says:

    That combo was what was killing a lot of people in Hazard, KY. I went to three funerals in less than three months. Yeah, its a dangerous mix. I dont know what the fatal dose is I know Jimmy was running from one Methadone maintenance clinic to another state to state and gettting them in pill form and selling it to support his habbit. Hell, he was only 24 when he died had just come back from Florida with his new batch. Watch out. Call the poison hotline and ask them would be the best. Jimmy always told me the Xanax didnt even make him tired but when his wife found him in the car the next morning between the Xanax and the Methadone he was in for a long sleep (forever)

  3. Shanelle says:

    i stopped methadone cuz i was on methadone and xanax 1mg from the mix..so it scared me to get aday..? alot of people were dieing off methadone…but my pain management docky s

  4. Denise says:

    Drugs increasing methadone level, such as xanax, are most likely to cause a methadone overdose death. It is advisable to avoid pr More:http://www.chacha.com/question/why-shouldn't-you-take-xanax-and-methadone-together

  5. Joan says:

    The Xanax will make the effect of the Methadone much more intense and stronger and can be very dangerous. very heavy, intense euphoria, trouble speaking, calm happy itchies. nodding out some people also experience crying fits More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_Effects_of_combining_xanax_and_methadone

  6. Aiko says:

    because it is a very dangerous combination of medications and can be very harmful. More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_can't_methadone_be_mixed_with_xanex

  7. Annette says:

    Methadone is a very strong painkiller. It is also used to treat heroin addiction. Methadone overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication. Methadone overdose c

  8. Leena says:

    Benzodiazepines, such as Xanax, are prescribed to treat anxiety during Vicodin withdrawal. Methadone is designed to prevent the brain receptors that respond to Vicodin from What Can I Take to Help with Vicodin Withdrawal Symptoms? Detail:http://www.ehow.com/how_5669623_minimize-withdrawal-symptoms-vicodin.html

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