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Can you mix Norco & Xanax? Is it safe?

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mpvt 11 Mar 2010

Hydrocodone and xanax mixed together can be a lethal combination if you haven't taken them together before. If your doctor has prescribed you both of these meds then call the pharmacist were you got the prescriptions and ask the pharmacist. Opiates mixed with benzodiazapines are the leading cause of respiratory failure and death. So don't take them unless 1 doctor ordered you both... Be careful...

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Cindy4UjonDavre 12 Dec 2017

Thanx 4 ur input..Dave..

linked 19 Mar 2012

not to safe... will get you really high... i use to mix 60mg of roxy iv and take 2mg of xanax and get blowed... you sould be safe dont over do it. if you have a low tolerance to opiates take a low amount try one pill and maby 1mg of xanax and see how you fell just dont go past 1mg of xanax and then you can take whats needed after about 40-50 mins just give it time to all kick in then take a nother narco if needed

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linked 19 Mar 2012

by the way im not telling you how to get high im just trying to tell you what could happen and how to keep your self from killing your self.i been sober for one month and dont want any one going through what im going through ... btw that combo is really addictive

broknleg 10 Jan 2014

Hi guys I had a question? I recently had a surgery to my leg it broke they gave me dilaudid for the pain but it's to strong... so my mom gave me hydrocodine..With acetophamine... but I have panic attacks. ..is it safe to take with 2mg.of ativan..I only took 1 hydrocodine like 20 min ago.? Thanks

ive_been_there 30 Nov 2015

you're good. hope it went well

brussell1120 18 Apr 2017

As a medical doctor I can tell assure you, the answer you gave was wrong. As long as medication is taken as it was prescribed then there will not be a high as you call it. Brittany J. Russell M.D.

Ilovepills2too 23 Dec 2019

Don’t you know what being high feels like ?

Ilovepills2too 23 Dec 2019

Don’t you know what being high feels like ?

Bhar99999 4 Sep 2015

If you mix to much you will lose either your arm or your left toenail. Happened to me multiple times. Luckily the doctor was able to save my toenail. My arm wasn't so lucky. You might also go into a high state of hallucinations. I saw strawberries eating bananas. They are both in the berry family. So that's cannibalism. Crazy but lethal if you take two 2mg Xanax and half of a Tylenol.

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ive_been_there 30 Nov 2015

You're an ass. You lost your arm multiple times? That's crazy... you must have several to spare. It's funny, but think about still... To whomever read that post, I really hope you know sarcasm when you see it.

It's true though, strawberries and bananas are both in the berry family. Snapple fact.

Deedee62 26 Jul 2017

Just a half a norco and a half of xanex is all I want to take is that ok ? D

Cindy4UjonDavre 19 Sep 2017

Weird.. no tears in heaven..

Vicodinworks4u 20 Sep 2017

Dee Dee I did that when I was on the norco. I would take half of each, in my opinion the lower the doses the lower the side effects or I would take my xanax first and wait atleast 2 hours after, that worked for me with no side effects.

Chuglovr 5 Nov 2017

Please seek help from a reputable psychatrist. There is no shame in getting the help you need. Good luck to you.

Kibbe 12 Dec 2017

Were you high when you wrote this?
No way that happens. Unless you had
some bizarre precondition. This is a
forum for individuals seeking real
answers.

Kibbe 12 Dec 2017

Were you high when you wrote this?
No way that happens. Unless you had
some bizarre precondition. This is a
forum for individuals seeking real
answers.

Cindy4UjonDavre 12 Dec 2017

Now that's just crazy talk. Very funny

brussell1120 18 Apr 2017

As a family doctor I can assure you that if your Physician has prescribed narco and Xanax that it is very safe to take both of them. As long as you are taking the correct dosage. For instance, if you are taking 2 Xanax 0.5mg. and 1 narco 7.5 together, you are fine. Just always go by what your Doctor prescribed you. Brittany J. Russell M.D.

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Mommysara 12 May 2017

You are a family doctor and just agreed to this. And in my state they are outlawing it. Saying it can NOT be prescribed together anymore.

TeaTime56 4 Aug 2017

Thank you Dr Russell, I'm taking half of a . .5 alprazolam with Hydrocodone 5.0 / Acetaminophen 325. My doctor prescribed both to me, but I always like to make sure I'm remembering him correctly. Thanks so much for your help. Teri

Vicodinworks4u 24 Aug 2017

I agree with the doctor as i have severe panic attacks and been on xanax for 15 years and I've broken bones several times and never had any trouble mixing both although i try to wait 2 hours after taking my vicodin unless i get a panic attack then i take my xanax sooner, I've never had any trouble, just don't abuse em it's that simple. Don't over do it that's all, you should be fine. I've had a doc give me ativan after i told him i had xanax for a panic attack, and after i told the pharmacist he said i could of died but i was fine but never mix 2 benzos from what i was told. But again the vicodin or norco with the xanax should be fine as long as your doctor ordered it.

LPN1985 18 Sep 2017

I can assure you, ma'am, if you were in fact a physician, you would no the correct name and spelling for Norco.

micheletitran 6 Aug 2017

It CAN be lethal to take Norco n Xanax together, Drs prescribe these medication sometime it's called POLYPHARMACY

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jasonwahooo 6 Sep 2017

My Husband was prescribed both of these medications. He passed away from mixing them together. Until you come home on your lunch hour and find your husband not breathing as he is laying on the couch. And then finding out that is why he died. His Doctor said it was fine to take them together...

Vicodinworks4u 18 Sep 2017

I did notice there is said to be a major interaction between both Norco and xanax not sure if I seen it on here or when I googled it, I may have noticed a slight bit of difficulty breathing but I always get nervous when taking a pill that I don't take often like norco, I only did for a broken hand and a broken knee and if I went to the E.R for my bad back and neck when I couldn't cope no more, But I would usually wait atleast an hour I'd never take them both together. Although IF you were prescribed them both try and take as low of a dose as possible. Even talk maybe with the doc. I have alot of trouble with my neck and back but I have severe anxiety and panic attacks so I may no longer even take them ever even hours apart. I will say that xanax has been VERY safe for me but again I don't abuse my medicine at all and see no reason in doing so. I do believe if there is a interaction between Norco and xanax it's due to TAKING TOO MUCH. Stay on the low doses. DO NOT ABUSE.

Cindy4UjonDavre 19 Sep 2017

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Waiilord 4 Feb 2018

Really sad to hear, but going to buy the prescription for Xanax was a death sentence right there. Just saying

beachychic89 11 Mar 2018

I've taken this combination numerous times over the years, usually 3mg of xanax and a hydrocodone 10/325, it was a pretty strong feeling of being buzzed, had no idea it wasnt supposed to be combined until recently, I always enjoyed it but I dont take it anymore. I'd say its fine in low dosages, just dont take too much of either one.

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wheels9mm 22 Jun 2018

No it is not safe!!! You could shut down your heart or breathing!!!

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JohnnyDiaDlo 12 Jul 2018

I took 2 mg Xanax and 2 325/ 10mg norco and was so high i feel asleep with food on my lap,these seem to be a bad mix.slept for 12 hrs and was still groggy was kinda scary.Im gonna try again wish me luck

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PatWil60 28 Jun 2020

I take Xanax 1mg 4 times a day and Norco 7.5/325mg 1 every 4-6 hours. I have no problems. ( Except Norcos no longer work for pain.)
. I’ve taken both for atleast 10 years. Everyone is different but I have no issues taking the 2 together.

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WildcatVet 28 Jun 2020

"Interactions between your drugs
Major
ALPRAZolam HYDROcodone
Applies to: Xanax (alprazolam), Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone)

Using narcotic pain or cough medications together with other medications that also cause central nervous system depression can lead to serious side effects including respiratory distress, coma, and even death. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Your doctor may be able to prescribe alternatives that do not interact, or you may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring to safely use both medications. Do not drink alcohol or self-medicate with these medications without your doctor's approval, and do not exceed the doses or frequency and duration of use prescribed by your doctor. Also, because these medications may cause dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, and impairment in judgment, reaction speed and motor coordination, you should avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how they affect you."

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