Xanax Overdose

Xanax Overdose is usually accompanied by alcohol. Mixing Xanax with Alcohol can be a deadly combination. According to the studies by Pharmacia, "fatalities have been reported in patients who have overdosed with a combination of a single benzodiazepine (Xanax) and alcohol. Alcohol levels seen in some of these patients have been lower than those associated with an alcohol-induced fatality."

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect overdose then seek medical attention immediately.

Symptoms of Xanax overdose may include :

Confusion Coma impaired coordination sleepiness slowed reaction time convulsions seizures drowsiness shakiness slow heart beat slow reflexes slurred speech staggering weakness trouble breathing
  • Drug Facts
  • Illegal possesion of Xanax is a felony and carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, and a $5,000 fine.
  • The 1990 to 1998 National Institute of Drug Abuse statistics show that the number of Americans who began to misuse sedatives nearly doubled, while abuse of pain relievers rose 180% during this time period.
  • Due to Xanax's ability to quickly leave the blood stream, traditional drug test can not detect it.
  • In Philadelphia, recently, 28 young teenagers took powerful doses of Xanax during lunch period at a middle school and 12 had to be treated at a hospital.
  • Nearly 5 million people have at one point taken Xanax or a similar anti-anxiety medication for non-medical reasons.