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can you drink on sertraline

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Not a good idea: Serotonin reuptake inhibitors like sertraline magnify the effects of alcohol. One drink is like taking two drinks. It is best to not use alcohol while ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
From what I hear yes: From what i've heard it will not do harm, but might lessen that one day's medical effectiveness. A single drink on an infrequent social basis should n ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
12 years experience Psychiatry
Not a good idea: You should talk to your doctor about that. The disturbances that can occur in behavior in the context of alcohol consumption are sometimes exaggerate ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Berkowitz
33 years experience Psychiatry
6 months or longer: I'm glad you're feeling better. Zoloft (sertraline) is used to treat depressive and anxiety disorders, so the length of time you will need on it will ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
There are no: Strict warnings for which I am aware. It's not such a risk that we are sure to caution everyone. By the same token, be judicous, if so should not be ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol/Celexa: Not good idea to drink alcohol on any medications.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Medication question: It is alright to take Pseudoephedrine with moderate amounts of alcohol. Just don't overdo it. Also, do not mix alcohol with antihistamines.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
29 years experience Pain Management
No: It is not recommended to take alcohol (don't know how much you take) with an opioid lie vicodin.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Drug interaction: checker on Drugs.Com did not reveal interactions btwn levofloxacin and alcohol. That doesn't mean that it isn't possible.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not recommended: Alcohol can decrease the absorption of the antibiotic and therefore decrease its efficacy.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
Not recommended: It's not advised for several reasons. 1. Alcohol tends to maintain and worsen depression, so it will oppose the effect of the antidepressant. 2. Al ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Viren Sawant
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Interaction: it should not be a problem
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Increased Sedation: The combination of Lexapro (escitalopram) and alcohol could result in increased sedation, so a person would need to be careful with alcohol intake whi ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
It should not be a: Problem . Please give me some!
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience Psychiatry
I've not heard of it: It is difficult to kill yourself with most of the newer antidepressants. Hallucinations may be part of the underlying illness. Many who make suicide ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
Not recommended: It is not recommended to drink alcohol when taking medications, including Elavil/amitriptyline. The liver is responsible for metabolizing both alcohol ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience Psychiatry
Never good. : It is never good to drink alcohol with any medication. Discuss risks and benefits with your doctor.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Unlikely. Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol can have additive sedative effects but a single beer with a single Xanax (alprazolam) is unlikely to cause se ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
Bad combination: First, alcohol is a depressant. This amounts to taking a depressant w/ an antidepressant. In addition, alcohol is a solvent (some forms will take th ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
Stay depressed: 1. Alcohol tends to maintain and worsen depression, so it will oppose the effect of the antidepressant. 2. Alcohol feels "stronger", so coordinatio ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Dretler
42 years experience Infectious Disease
Sometimes: Some antibiotics interact with acohol to give the patient symptoms such as nausea and vomting (flagyl) or flushing, and rash (mefoxitin). Cceck with ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Tea and Thyroid: Yes. It is a liquid and most likely has no calories.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes you can.

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