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can i drink alcohol after novocaine

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: A 4 oz glass of wine would be safe 8 hrs or more before.
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Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Yes: No Problem with that. The local anesthesia will be fine with the alcohol the night before. Only issue would be if you were having I.V. sedation. Good ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
You should be fine: A glass of wine will no longer be in your system by the time you go to your appointment.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Once healed: And not using pain medication, when healed & pain free, when ok by your surgeon & then in moderation.
Dr. Joseph Sucher
26 years experience Trauma Surgery
Yes: You may drink alcohol as long as you are no longer taking pain medications. The spleen plays no role in alcohol metabolism.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, within limits: It should not matter as long as it is moderate use of alcohol. Excessive drinking causes colon cancer, so watch out!
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes. : Yes.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Yes: Your prior question was about having a small brandy, which should be ok as long as you are completely recovered from the sedation.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Moderation: Assuming that you do not develop chronic hepatitis. You should have your liver profile in blood checked by your physician before you decide to drink a ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
24 years experience Family Medicine
No: Both can can increase the risk of liver injury, combining them can increase the risk.
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes moderately: Once you've recovered from surgery, and with your surgeons permission, you may have moderate amounts of alcohol after cholecystectomy.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
33 years experience Psychiatry
Informational: Assuming you do not have an alcohol problem, are on any other medications, or have any medical/psychiatric issue precluding the safe ingestion of alco ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Shouldn't. : Would be best to wait and allow your liver to fully recover.

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