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how long after taking dayquil can I drink alcohol

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience Internal Medicine
My advise is no.: This is because the medicine contain a powerful chemical dextromethorphan . Even though it say dayquil , it does not make is any safer . If you have t ... Read More

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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on "How much alcohol?" Most docs would agree that one serving of alcohol would be ok, assuming you were in otherwise good health. Too much ... Read More
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Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't take: As a general rule: Don't take Tylenol (acetaminophen) (*T) if you are drinking, and don't drink alcohol (*A) if you are taking*T.*T is metabolized in ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Dayquil: Since Dayquil contains acetaminophen I feel that you shouldn't drink alcohol for 24 hours after the last dose of Dayquil.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends: On how much alcohol but retain if still noting effects from the alcohol.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not a good idea: Finish the course of medication before drinking again. Mixing alcohol with any medication is generally not a good idea for a variety of reasons.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
26 years experience Pain Management
12 hours: The half life of Codeine is about 3 hours. To be safe i would wait at least 12 hours after taking Codeine before you consume alcohol.
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Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience Family Medicine
Safe: It's safe to take it immediately after or before.
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Dr. Virginio Rodriguez
35 years experience Pediatrics
Right away: as long as you have been eating a nice meal with carbs, protein and fats in it...
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Antibiotics& Alcohol: In general, it is a good idea to avoid alcohol until you have completed your antibiotic course and are feeling significantly better after an infection ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
45 years experience Addiction Medicine
Anytime: No significant interaction between asprin and alcohol. Applaud your concern about interactions
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Horvath
38 years experience Fertility Medicine
Longer than U think: If taken orally (as most people do) it takes the average young healthy person about a day to get rid of half the drug they took. This metabolism is p ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cassandra Deperalta
Specializes in Pharmacology
No waiting period: Technically there is no interaction between alcohol and Zantac, however alcohol intake should be limited or eliminated when GERD or peptic ulcer disea ... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends: You should not drink while you are taking Macrobid , but next day after you done should not be a problem.
A male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Time: There is no rule as to when you can, but if you took it to help aide in heartburn associated with ingestion of alcohol, then I suggest you wait 30 mi ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Tricky: The drug is going to be out of the system by 3 to 5 days even being pessimistic. BUT: 1) you can develop a psychological queeziness to alcohol that is ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
Depends: How much alcohol was consumed? If you still have an elevated blood alcohol level then it's not a good idea to take cold medication.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Any time...: ...Including while you're on it.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
What kind infection?: Alcohol impairs the ability of the body to respond to infection, slowing down white blood cells and hurting their ability to eat up and kill germs. In ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Common sense: There's no absolute or SAFEST answer in my opinion to such a question except to warn of the possible interactions between ALL over the counter drugs t ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends the amount: Usually one drink takes 1-2 hour to disappear. Therefore it should be ok after 4 hours with 2 drinks. However, there all kinds of cough syrups. Som ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
2-4hours half-life: Ibuprofen has a relatively short half-life (the time it takes for 1/2 to disappear in your body) is only about 2-4 hours. Typically, after 5-6 half-li ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
23 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
A few days...: After about 3 days your body should have metabolized most of the mobic (meloxicam)...Just don't have too much, or your stomach and liver will be hyper ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
One day, minimum: Alcohol and Ambien (zolpidem) are both central nervous system depressants; their additive effect can be dangerous, even fatal. If you run across someo ... Read More

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