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what happens if you drink beer and take high blood pressure medication

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Beer with metoprolol: The CYPP450 enzymes in the liver work on metoprolol. At low levels of alcohol, the CYP450 enzyme in the liver is not used much, but at a high level o ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
?: You will get drunk with nicely controlled blood pressure.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Tea: Yes
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience Cardiology
High blood pressure: Recommendations are not more than one drink per day for women or two drinks per day for men. Most importantly you should stop smoking. If your press ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Not recommended: Beer contains quite a lot of sodium. No beer would be recommended while taking blood pressure medication.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Cusnir
27 years experience Cardiology
Never good to smoke: Looak above.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Diovan (valsartan) and tea: The answer to your question is "Yes", it is safe. Remember that you are taking a diuretic, HCT. If you drink too much tea, or other fluid, you will co ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Alcohol and meds: It may prove to stay in your system longer, but not raise the levels over all.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Need to check.: Feeling good on that medication is a great first step, and seeing that it's working is a great second step. But to come off of it or at least reduce ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Be temperate: Alcohol can interfere with many prescription medications (ask your doctor, it depends on which medicines you are taking). However, if used in moderat ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Generally speaking no you should not drink alcohol when you have high blood pressure.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: If you are truly a type 2 diabetic and have never been ketosis prone, you can safely do a water fast. Since you'll have no caloric intake, you would m ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience Cardiology
Wrong question: The main question should be "what happens if you have uncontrolled hypertension?", and for that I could have a short or long answer, but you did not a ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Acetaminophen: Acetaminophen in nontoxic doses doesn't usually cause any change in blood pressure.
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
Yes : But take it only if md says otherwise it is waste of ur money
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Alcohol: Alcohol is not necessarily a poison but as always - too much of a good thing is no good for you! Just be very careful!
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not ok to mix: Taking a tranquillizer after consuming alcohol is not recommended and could be dangerous. Drinking alcohol can raise blood pressure.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Risk of hypotension: The combination of Lisinopril and Viagra (sildenafil) may decrease your blood pressure a little (hypotension) and cause lightheadedness, otherwise saf ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience Cardiology
You can: But the first prescribed medications in patients with Hypertension (and particularly if they are overweight or obese) is HCTZ, (hydrochlorothiazide) a ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
18 years experience Cardiology
Any: You should be eating a cardiovascularly sound diet but the propranolol doesn't have much to do with it.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Carey
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Sometimes: Sometimes this can be a conflict and you need to check with your physician.
A 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Depends!: First, it depends upon your gender (men can have up to 2 drinks/d while women should only have 1 drink/d). Second, it depends upon how large are your ... Read More
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