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how long should you wait to drink after taking medicine

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience Neurology
Should not drink: You shouldn't be drinking period. Alcohol and antiepiletic medications don't mix very well, plus the epileptic brain is very sensitive to alcohol.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Depends on medicine: This depends on the medication you're taking. Please ask your own physician, who is better able to answer. With some medications, you should not be ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
No conflict: As far as i know, there is no conflict. Anyone?
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience Neurology
Wrong question: One drink of beer or wine is not the problem, no cut off number is available---but people with epilepsy will have more seizures if they abuse alcohol, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol & Medication: Depending on amount of alcohol consumed & what type of medications. Usually, moderate consumption of alcohol when taken within 1-2 hours of sedating o ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Forever: Why would you want to binge drink other than being an immature 20 year old.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Possibly not to drin: You shouldnot be mmixing medicines with alcohol.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Infection B Gone!: Azithromycin is an antibiotic that treats an infection. Please wait until your infection is gone before you start drinking [booze can slow down your b ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
At least...: Six hours for light drinking, 12 to 24 for heavier - which you should not do in any case.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
You should NOT drink: If you are in a Methadone program for drug addiction, you are at high risk of developing another addiction - to alcohol. If you are on it for pain, th ... Read More

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