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how long after taking prednisone can I drink alcohol

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: in moderation as always.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
33 years experience Hepatology
Probably Should Not: There is no “official” recommendation on this. Both of these medications can irritate the stomach and can lower the immune system. It is believed tha ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Parr
55 years experience Addiction Medicine
Avoid both: Both are to be avoided with ulcers. Discuss your history with your physician.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: There should be no adverse interactions between alcohol and Prednisone. However, I do not know the condition for which you are taking it. I do wonde ... Read More
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 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 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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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 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 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 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 female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
45 years experience Addiction Medicine
Anytime: No significant interaction between asprin and alcohol. Applaud your concern about interactions
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 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.
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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 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 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 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 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Steroids + alcohol: It would be best to avoid the two together since the alcohol can affect the stomach lining, as can the oral steroids. Best to wait at least 5 days for ... Read More
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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 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Why U want to do tha: Antabuse, (disulfiram) r used for people with alcohol addiction , which mean u should refrain from using it ever again... Good luck.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Drug interaction: Checker reveals that there may be some minor (unspecified) interactions which should not be clinically problematic.
A member asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience Family Medicine
Safe: It's safe to take it immediately after or before.

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