The Many Risks Of Mixing Xanax And Benadryl

The Many Risks Of Mixing Xanax And Benadryl

While Benadryl is an over the counter medication, it can be just as harmful as Xanax, if you do not take it properly. With that being said Xanax and Benadryl are two entirely different types of medications. Xanax is an anti-anxiety medication that is prescribed by a doctor. Xanax is listed as a benzodiazepine, which means, you are at risk of building up a tolerance and harsh withdrawal symptoms once you stop taking it. Benadryl would be listed as an antihistamine, which is usually taken to relieve allergy symptoms. Below you will discover why it is dangerous to mix these two drugs.

Side Effects of Xanax

While taking Xanax there are several side effects that you may suffer from. Some of the more common side effects might include hangover, dizziness, memory loss, insomnia, slurred speech, poor balance or coordination, and problems concentrating. Some of the less common side effects that you might suffer from may include sweating, headaches, diarrhea, blurred vision, nausea, and changes in your appetite.

Side Effects of Benadryl

During the use of Benadryl there are some common side effects that you might suffer from. Some of these side effects might include tiredness, sedation, sleepiness, poor coordination, dizziness, upset stomach, difficulty urinating, and dry mouth, nose, or throat. Some other side effects that you might suffer from are double vision, blurred vision, or loss of appetite.

Dangers of Xanax and Benadryl

When you are taking either of these drugs you should only take them as prescribed, otherwise you are putting your liver and life at great risk. You should also never operate a vehicle or heavy machinery, while under the influence of either of these drugs.

David Warren
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  1. Concerned March 17, 10:11 Reply
    Can you give a clearer explanation of the interaction?
  2. Adam Jones December 23, 09:41 Reply
    Actually I want to know the details of xanax and Benadryl Interaction because I’m going to try these two drugs at the simultaneously. I already used xanax that helped me to get rid from unwanted panic and anxiety disorder but I didn’t try Benadryl drug but I have some allergy propels so i would like to know these two xanax and Benadryl drugs are safe to have at the same time.
    • JC July 01, 11:25 Reply
      I agree, the author doesn't list a single interaction issue with the two drugs. It's a very short article, with a totally misleading title. Very odd!
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