Hello. I woke up today having a panic attack and around 5 a.m. I took one 0.25mg xanax. At around 8 a.m. I took a second, 0.25 mg Xanax (so .50mg total over 3 hours). It's the afternoon now and I don't plan on taking any more of the Xanax but would like to have 2 or 3 (1oz shot) drinks tonights. Which would be around 8 hours after I took the last .25mg. Would this be okay?
No, Xanax stays in your system a long time and alcohol could still have a greater effect on you. There is even a possibility you could stop breathing when you mix the two. I would NOT drink alcohol while taking Xanax! You need to wait more like 24 hours.
memaness; Just so you know the 1/2 life of Xanax is 11.2 hrs and if you know enough about the 1/2 life of medications you know different things can make it vary. Anyway, a good average for it to be out of your blood system would be 2.5 to 3 days now that would be more for a drug test but as far as moderate drinking 24 hours would be fine but still us some caution.
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