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What will happen if you drink alcohol after anesthesia?

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Dr. Pascal Scemama de gialluly
Anesthesiology 14 years experience
Not recommended: Drinking alcohol after general anesthesia may exarcebate some of the remaining effects of the anesthesia and some of the drugs often administered during anesthesia (opioids. other sedatives etc...) including: sedation, grogginess, nausea/vomiting and headache. If you drink alcohol on a daily basis, it is very important to let your anesthesiologist know.
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata commented
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Awesome answer! Never combine alcohol with anything medical: anesthesia, other sedating or central nervous system depressants, or stimulants. Be careful and follow the above directions. It will save your life!
Nov 30, 2014

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