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What Are the Deadliest Drug Combinations?

What Are the Deadliest Drug Combinations?Drug users are often more interested in how certain drug combinations can make them feel and what kind of experiences they can have while under the influence than in how a drug works, what it does, and how it can impact the body. This can cause life-threatening situations for San Diego residents, as many drugs are not meant to be combined with others, and combinations can be deadly.

Deadliest Drug Combinations

Benzodiazepines and alcohol are both central nervous system depressants. Benzodiazepines such as Xanax, Ativan and Klonopin are generally used to treat panic disorders and anxiety. They work by slowing down brain function so the mind and body are able to relax without the constant pangs of anxiety and panic. Alcohol works similarly by slowing down the body’s central nervous system and impairing speech and motor skills. Combining the two will shock the nervous system and induce depressed breathing and severe mental impairment.

Lisinopril and potassium are silent killers, as many times people prescribed Lisinopril may not think that something as simple as potassium could threaten their life. Many San Diego residents prescribed Lisinopril, a blood pressure medication, are much older and are working hard to maintain their blood pressure. Too much potassium combined with Lisinopril can cause irregular heart rhythms which can lead to death.

Cocaine is an upper, and alcohol is a downer. The combination is deadly, as the body is being sent two opposite messages. As the cocaine speeds up the user’s system, the alcohol works at the same pace to relax it. This up and down pattern can cause cardiac arrest, seizures and death.

Almost every drug has another drug or chemical that can cause serious health risks for a user. These risks can be reduced, if the user knows what combinations to avoid, how to use medication in a healthy manner and how to reach out for help if drug abuse and addiction are a problem in his or her life.

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