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can i drink alcohol when taking diclofenac

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: This is not like taking voltaren (diclofenac) or another non steroidal by mouth, so should not be a problem. But remember to drink in moderation in a ... Read More

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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
48 years experience Psychiatry
No: Alcohol should be avoided, it can counter the effect of medication. Alcohol is a CNS depressant.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
Ethanol: Ethanol with Vitamins basically. Should not be a problem. It also depends on how much alcohol you want to drink.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mod risk of : interaction. Per Drugs.Com - mixing topamax (topiramate) & alcohol can is can cause "excessive sleep, confusion, and difficulty with memory or spe ... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
I would not: Both are stomach iirritants,, and could lead to gastritis.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
29 years experience Pain Management
You should not: If you are talking about prescription pain killers like opioids, you should not.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
33 years experience Hepatology
Probably Should Not: There is no “official” recommendation on this. Both of these medications can irritate the stomach and can lower the immune system. It is believed tha ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: You should avoid alcohol while taking this med.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, but…: Never a good idea to drink when taking potent medications. Always best to take meds with full glass of water. No significant interactions r listed bet ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
NO!!!!!!!!!!: The combination of Acetaminophen and alcohol can be extraordinarily dangerous, because alcohol converts the medication into more of the toxic substanc ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience Internal Medicine
It is always prudent: Not to drink while you are on medication. However , i did not find any interaction between alcohol and difulan. Unfortunately it seems you can drink.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not a good idea: Nyquil and many other cold products contain alcohol and antihistamines. The combination can cause excessive drowsiness and impaired alertness.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: But everything in moderation is always a good policy!
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not a good idea: Mixing alcohol with any medication is not a good idea.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: As always, enjoy it wisely.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
You shouldn't: Alcohol is bad for the body's healing mechanisms, including the ability of certain white blood cells to find, capture and digest bacteria, and for the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Alcohol interacts with a few antibiotics such as Flagyl but can be taken while on most antibiotics if so desired. The alcohol should only be drunk in ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karpawich
45 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Depends: Liquid cold medicines often contain alcohol anyway. Read all labels. Some cause drosiness, dizziness and blood pressure changes, which can be made wor ... Read More
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Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but why?: There is a theoretical possibility that the antibiotic will be less effective. If you are taking it for a urinary tract infection, drinking nonalcoho ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Not recommended: It is generally not recommended to drink alcoholic beverages while on antibiotics. Best to finish the full course befoe drinking alcohol.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes, in moderation: Contrary to popular beliefs, almost no antibiotics interact with alcohol. Heavy alcohol impairs the immune system's ability to fight infection, but al ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: But as with any medication do not drink to excess.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
39 years experience Pharmacology
Not a good idea: While not a direct interaction with the keflex, alcohol will slow the healing process. An antibiotic is taken to hold a "bug" (micro-organism) in chec ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Mirtazapine: Not advisable. Mirtazapine is an antidepressant typicaly given at night to elp with insomnia. Taking alcohol along with it may cause added sedation.

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