Is it ok to use Xanax [alprazolam], losartan and naproxen?
Xanax (and the generic alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine. It is typically used for anxiety and panic. The most common side effects include drowsiness, fatigue and confusion.
Losartan is a medication used to lower blood pressure. It is typically well tolerated however, side effects can include diarrhea, cough and high levels of potassium.
Naproxen (and the name brands Naprosyn and Aleve) is a NSAID. NSAIDs are use to treat pain, inflammation and fever. Common side effects can include upset stomach, nausea, headache and fluid retention.
The Xanax does not interact with the other two medications, however, caution should be used with losartan and naproxen together. Both losartan and naproxen have action in the kidneys and the naproxen can counteract the effect of losartan. If a person is taking both they should monitor blood pressure and watch for fluid retention. The naproxen can sometimes raise blood pressure, talk your doctor if you think naproxen is increasing your blood pressure. Those that just use the naproxen on occasion will probably not notice an effect on blood pressure, but should still monitor blood pressure. Always be sure to contact your healthcare provider if you are uncertain about your medications.
Side effect can occur at any time while taking a medication, be sure to contact your doctor or pharmacist if you fell you may be having side effects.