alprazolam prescibed by a doctor. should these be prescribed together?
Absolutely not, methadone should never be taken when taking any benzodiazapines or you can have respiratory failure, which is what likely happen ro your brother.
I'm so sorry this happened and as long as he was taking the two drugs as prescribed then you should look into suing this doctor. I know it doesn't bring your brother back but this doctor should have known better... Dave
As long as you are sure the Dr. prescribed the amount - was your brother tasking the amount the Dr. prescribed - you said it was an overdose so I just wondered what made them think that it was an overdose. I guess anything is an overdose if depressants are taken together. Dr.s are not as knowledgable about drugs as we think. The average drug dependant person knows more about drugs. My son knows more about pharmaceuticals than any Dr. or Pharmacist I know but he is an addict. I'm sure that is why he got so immeshed in the drugs because he found it so interesting, as do I. I first took preludin when I was 21 for weight gain. The Dr. told me it would not give me anymore energy than 2 cups of coffee. Unbelievable. He would have given them to me forever but I lost the weight and stopped them. I now read that the Beattles took them to have energy for their concerts...
They can't be found anymore and I was on a very low dose and the directions said to take one at 3:00 in the afternoon. I tried that once and felt like it was a waste of the energy so I saved them for the weekend and took 1 in the morning and ended up remodeling a house in the 9 months I took them. I built a patio out of railroad ties. It was hard to get over not having those because for a month I thought I would never be able to do anything physical again but I did and life went on (to the next addiction) You can know the information but being an addict negates any 'good' knowledge that you could help anyone with unless you are clean. My deepest sympathies. I know we are all just one pill or drink away from dying - 5 words about Dr.s and drugs - Michael Jackson Anna Nicole Smith. However in those circumstances the addit was running the show for sure.
I am soooooo sorry for your loss. My son passed away one year ago due to the same thing. His doctor knew he was a methadone patient and put him on 100mg of trazodone,550mg of seroquel,1000mg of depakote and to top it off the quack added 2mg of klonepin. He died four days after his appt. I am scared to think of what he went through that day, but ultimately died in his sleep. I am definitely going to sue him. The attorney said I had a strong case. But nothing will replace him. If you would like I have some great websites I could tell you about. I will be praying for you. But to answer your question no benzo should ever be prescribed to someone on meth. even though I am prescribed both, I do not take the xanax at night.. Please get connected with support groups. It does help but only time makes things livable.
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