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How long should you wait to drink after taking medicine

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
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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Epilpesy: Alcohol can affect the metabolism of anti epileptic medications resulting in occurrence of seizures , so alcohol should not be mixed with epilepsy me... Read More

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
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
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Coffee ; medications: There is a handful of medications that coffee can interfere with. You can speak to your pharmacist about any specific medication you are taking to in... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 39 years experience
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
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
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Should be ok: If your last drink of alcohol was 3hrs ago, should be fine to take.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Wrong question!!!: Binge drinking or "drinking a lot of alcohol" is not suggested. Studies have shown that even one episode of binge drinking in the younger individual c... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
If you're referring to the muscle relaxer,tizanidine, the recommendation is to avoid alcohol for 3 days to avoid side effects of dizziness, low blood ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 43 years experience
Possibly not to drin: You shouldnot be mmixing medicines with alcohol.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Alcohol: At 16 hours the drug should be metabolized and not having an effect. More important is the factor that you are not feeling any side effects from the m... Read More

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