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Effects of drinking rubbing alcohol

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Isopropanol alcohol: Why would you ingest rubbing alcohol? It has bad effects on the brain. It can be life threatening if continued. Please seek help.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Many things: Isopropyl or rubbing alcohol is much more potent than ethyl alcohol. While drinking it can make you "drunk" just like ethyl alcohol, the margin betwee... Read More
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Toxic: Rubbing alcohol is used to disinfect, to bring down fever and to soothe skin and it is made of 70 percent isopropyl alcohol (ipa) in water. The ingred... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Poisoning: Rubbing alcohol is formulated for external use only and is not suitable for consumption. The additives can make you violently ill. Read the warning la... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shulan
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
It may not be hives: Hives usually are itchy red bumps that clear over minutes to hours. If the rash you have lasts for 2 weeks, this could either be an iriitant or a cont... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
You : You need to either see an ophthalmologist or go to an er asap. You most likely have a chemical "burn" or inflammation of the cornea and will need top... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots , stone formation , diabetes & rheumatoid art... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
One drink per day: In a healthy individual one drink per day on average is considered okay. Drinking large amounts of alcohol on a regular basis has damaging effects on ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Alcohol/Vicodin: Excess sedation, confusion, stomach upset, depending on amount consumed.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAOanswered
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Verapamil alcohol: Med try to lower blood pressures while booze triggers increase bp, neutralizing the good effect of med. Booze destroys life in much other ways than pr... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Nothing: If you drink alcohol when you take campral, you do not have side effects. It's not like Antabuse (disulfiram) [you feel sick if you drink and take Ant... Read More

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