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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Both.: Neither should be taken at the same time you are drinking alcohol. The consequences can be severe, up to and including death.
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Interact: Alcohol and sedative hypnotics can have additive effects. This can increase the risk of respiratory depression, motor abnormalities, poor judgement, l ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Moderation: Like anything moderation is the key. You may be taking other medications which may be problematic with alcohol. Talk it over with your physician or ph ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Some medications: Can be mixed with alcohol - others can't . Please specify which medication and re-ask.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
Better treatments: Ethanol (alcohol found in alcoholic beverages) is a substance that has depressant effects on the nervous system. It can have unpredictable and general ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There may be drug - : Drug interactions such as sedation or respiratory problems.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes- that is why it is important to read content labels.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends on the medicine and what else you are eating. In general. Alcohol serves no nutritional role and overuse leads to great harms. Not drinking al ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Selective absorption: Alcohol will delay the absorption of any medication taken along with its' consumption and the alcohol will be absorbed preferentially.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: It depends on the medication.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Luther
21 years experience Addiction Medicine
Liver and sedation: Alcohol affect the way the liver operates and causes sedation both of which can affect seizure med.
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