As Tiger Woods’ team explained during his arrest, Woods had taken a mix of prescription pills and mixed them with alcohol. Now, police toxicology results are in and the results are shocking. As an athlete, Woods’ gets the best of prescriptions.
Reports showed a mix of Xanax and Vicodin in Woods’ system as he took to the road a few weeks ago, getting pulled over and arrested.
Doctors say that this mixture of drugs is incredibly dangerous, causing the body to stop breathing, or even death. Although doctors do prescribe both of these for different results, the two should not be taken together, or taken in low dosages.
The Daily Mail reports:
Benzodiazepines such as Xanax should not be mixed with opioids like Vicodin, the FDA warned in an August 2016 advisory.
Doing so can result in ‘serious risks and deaths,’ the authority said.
It’s not clear why the names of the drugs were initially blacked out in the report, or why they were later unredacted.
Dr Jeff Lewis, dean of the Gregory School of Pharmacy at Palm Beach Atlantic University, said it’s not unusual for both medicines to be prescribed.
However, he said that there were ‘risks’ and that it was ‘quite possible’ that the combination had left Woods in the delirious stupor cops found him in at 3am on Memorial Day.
‘Drugs have varying effects on individuals,’ he said. ‘A little bit of drug might have little effect on one person and a lot on someone else.’
He added that ‘it’s just necessary to understand the extent to which your body is affected by them so you know how to respond, how to react.’
Woods, who has suffered severe back problems, had previously been to rehab for a Vicodin addiction.
And he returned to rehab at the weekend, booking out the entire male inpatient unit at The Jupiter Medical Center for 28 days to be treated for ‘pain killer addiction’.
The stint is intended to settled the concerns of his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, and to ensure he can retain shared custody of his two children, Radar Online said, citing an anonymous source.