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How long should you wait to drink after taking medicine

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 40 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 43 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
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
40 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 40 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 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
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Should be ok: If your last drink of alcohol was 3hrs ago, should be fine to take.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 40 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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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Steinberg
41 years experience
Healthy? Then OK.: 16 hours is enough time to clear the drug, and interaction with alcohol should be minimal. If you have any significant medical problems, especially l... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yeast infections: It sounds as though you believe drinking soda is related to your yeast infection. These two things are not related so feel free to drink the beverage ... Read More
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