Should you mix marijuana with prescription drugs?
There seem to be studies that support there being positive effects of using marijuana with prescribed drugs. For example, there is evidence that pot enhances the effect of epilepsy drugs, HIV drugs, cancer treatments, and more. Also, there is evidence that combining cannabis with other popular drugs can soothe withdrawal effects for patients in rehabilitation programs.
The issue here is that marijuana can also have adverse effects when mixed with other prescription drugs. Given that, even though the human body's general machinery is pretty much the same, everybody does not always respond equally. Besides this, there is a multitude of prescription medications that it is hard to try to fathom what the effects of pot combined with each one will be.
The effects of combining cannabis with other prescription drugs can be dangerous and unpredictable. That rounds up our answer to a no. But let us give you some more reasons why the mix is actually not a good idea.
It has the Potential of Making Things Worse
If using pot has made you distant from your family and loved ones, what do you think might happen if you add more drugs to it? Yes, it might be mere speculation at this point, but so is the opposite - doing the combination. Some people say that combining marijuana with ecstasy can be used to alleviate the symptoms of ecstasy's comedown. However, people combining both can actually suffer paranoia and suffer trouble sleeping.
It Can Wreak Havoc
This is especially true if you are mixing pot with a stimulant such as cocaine and amphetamines. This puts your body under a tremendous amount of stress. This can result in rapid heartrate, breathing problems, and elevated blood pressure.