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Should you drink alcohol, if going to have one or two cups, after or before taking beta blocker medication metropolol 25 mg. ?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Not a good idea: Its never a good idea to mix medication with alcohol. Although there is not a direct reaction between alcohol and a beta blocker the efffect of alcohol on blood pressure and pulse rate may make immediate use of either after the other a bad idea.To be safe I would take the beta blocker either in the morning or just before bed so that alcohol can be taken at the "usual" cocktail hour time! Dr Z

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