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heparin and alcohol

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Zero: Heparin is not a normal constituent of blood. Even when Heparin is administered for therapeutic purposes, its effect is measured by testing for activa ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alberto Gonzalez
17 years experience Vascular Surgery
Subq: Most Heparin injections are administered subcutaneously or intravenously.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: There are types of heparin: unfractionated (heparin) and low molecular weight heparin (Lovenox).
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Just a device: It is a means of infusing drugs or fluids. In this case specifically heparin. thru a canula or drip
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Not recommended: If you are on Coumadin (warfarin) avoid cranberry juice and alcohol beverages. The combination Coumadin (warfarin) and alcohol can cause you to bleed ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Neff
Dr. Marc Neff answered
Specializes in General Surgery
Alcohol, aspirin: You can have a drink while on a blood thinner, but there are some important cautions...1) only moderately, as these medications are metabolized by the ... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes but you should be consistent with your intake, have your pt checked carefully and not overdo it.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
No and I suspect: that the fact you are asking this of a stranger online, rather than the doctor(s) who are prescribing these medications for you means that you KNOW th ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Two too many, too: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has sedative properties. Alcohol has properties that are sedating. And that second alcohol dose will go even further to cau ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
NO: Alcohol and any drug don't mix.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
Warfarin: It isnot safe to drink alcohol while on warfarin . 1 you may get drunk , fall and hurt yourself causing severe bruising or internal bleeding and 2 . A ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
My opinion: There r many but in my experience it is difficult to get the meds right 2 control the symptoms & be tolerable for the patient--why throw in unnecessar ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Depends: On individual sensitivity to alcohol. Generally speaking it would do neither.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
23 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: While vitamin deficiencies are possible with chronic alcohol abuse, treatment only with them will not stop seizures or dt's. Seek medical attention fo ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
Dr. Jane Kang answered
20 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Alcohol becomes abuse when it starts affecting your life negatively:if you having problems at work or showing up late or missing work; if it is making ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
?what reason for Asp: It depends on the cause for which you are taking blood thinners(baby aspirin? Alcohol is moderate amount(1 or 2 drinks / once weekly) is safe provided ... Read More
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Probably not: Alcohol does not have any significant effect ob blood coagulation. But at your age it is best to avoid/minimize use of alcohol as it has so many other ... Read More
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A 70-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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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
28 years experience Psychiatry
2 many variables: 2 many variables to answer specifically, accurately and comprehensively. Generally speaking, drugs (incl. Depakote and alcohol) with potential to have ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Steckelman
Specializes in Pediatrics
Lower it: May decrease it lowering absorption and utilization of ca.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Ok, not recommended: Aspirin can add to stomach irritation but with proper precaution not contraindicated.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not recommended: Not recommended since it may depress your immunity.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No alcohol: Combination of alcohol and paracetamol can result in hepatic necrosis. Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, so stay away from it. Fo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Dehydration: Both tend to contribute to dehydration.
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