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is it safe to drink two beers a day

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravinder Nagpaul
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: no harm

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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olatokunbo Ayoola-archie
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Underlying problem?: Alcohol intake has its own risks. However, one aspirin with three beers is unlikely to cause a medical catastrophe UNLESS the stomach lining is damage ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
11 years experience Family Medicine
No guarantees: There's no major interaction with alcohol. That being said, when sick (the reason I'm assuming you are taking amox/clav) alcohol can delay recovery a ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Probably okay: Mono often causes some liver inflammation that impairs its ability to breakdown alcohol. However, that is most active in the first 3 weeks or so of th ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience Pain Management
Drinking: You should never mix medication with alcohol, especially narcotics.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
For sure, yes: No study ever suggested a problem with limited caffeine use - tea, coffee, coke, etc.... - while trying to get pregnant. Do try to limit to one per da ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
5-7d: Give yourself 5-7 days.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is recommended: That caffiene use be avoided or minimal while pregnant. Take care.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
25 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Fex is not sedating and doesn't interact with alcohol.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
One cup is OK: One cup of coffee per day while pregnant is acceptable, assuming no other sources of caffeine.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Missing Context: This question is unanswerable. What is harmful about one time drinking of an alcoholic beverage? What is harmful from minimal alcohol intake? I thin ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
No: No. It is not a good idea. The combination of beer and a benzodiazepine or triazolobenzodiazepine is not a good one. There is compounded sedation betw ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
28 years experience Family Medicine
How big of a soda?: Drinking one soda each day should not hurt anyone. But are you talkin about big gulp? Then you could adversly affect your health. Sugar soda in a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
Beer after ext. : Drinking beer itself will not be harmful to you after extraction. However, if you are taking any narcotic pain medicine such as tylenol (acetaminophen ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Pneumothorax: Drinking alcohol 2 days after pneumothorax should have no effect on pneumothorax.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jessica Langenhan
15 years experience Psychiatry
Med interactions: It is smart to be aware of the risk of interactions with medications and substances such as alcohol. Ibuprofen usually lasts in the system for around ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
yes: Fast for the 12 hours before the test.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
16 years experience General Surgery
Yes: I can't think of a reason the patient cannot drink after a pneumothorax. If it is a pneumomediaatinum with associated esophageal rupture, then that w ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends on: what the medication is.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
Better to avoid: Most doctors recommend avoiding alcohol use when taking medications, especially when side effects of the medications can be exacerbated by alcohol. Fo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
21 years experience Family Medicine
Should try to avoid: Occasional use may be okay but since simvastatin could affect your liver enzymes, you may not want to mix with regular alcohol use.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Steele
58 years experience Psychiatry
Probably not: Depends upon how far apart the ingestions are, but the combination of alcohol and benzodiazepines (such as valium) can be fatal, and valium is one of ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
Yes: Enter answer details...
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: ..it is safe. Thanks for trusting HealthTap.

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