Why is alcohol and depression medication not good to mix?
because they are both mood affecting. they can interfere with eachother. e.g one might be trying to make you go up, the other down. and that cant be good.
Mixing Alcohol & Prozac: There is a simple way to figure out whether one should drink on ANY medication and it's as easy as getting a 'print out' of the medication from your pharmacist or asking your pharmacist or doctor. On any antidepressants it states very clearly that one should not mix with alcohol! There is no specific physiological reason why you cannot mix Prozac (fluoxetine) with ethanol. They have no direct interactions. However, alcohol…
Alcohol and prescription drugs don't mix. Even the combination of alcohol and over-the-counter medications can lead to severe health problems. If you take prescription painkillers regularly, you are at risk for dangerous drug interactions every time you take a drink. Alcohol and pain medications can be a deadly combination, so it is best not to mix them.
Yes, alprazolam is a sedative/hypnotic medication in the benzodiazepine class. It acts on the GABA receptors in the brain and central nervous system and causes sleep, amnesia, and respiratory depression. In overdose, respiratory depression may occur to the extent that you stop breathing, which leads to death. The risk is higher if you mix it with any other sedating medications, such as alcohol, any pain medication, or other sedatives.