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How long should you wait to drink alcohol after taking allergy pills?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Never: Most over-the counter allergy pills can cause some amount of sedation. Even "non-sedating antihistamines " such as Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra make some people drowsy. Since both alcohol and antihistamines can impair mental funtioning and reactions times, it is never advisable to mix these medications.
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 43 years experience
Depends on pill: In general shouldn't drink at all that day but really depends on which type of pill. Often the label will tell you.

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How long do you have to wait to drink alcohol after taking 609mg ibrophen?

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Dr. James Rotchford
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I depends: In the short run combining "ibuprophen" with some alcohol is generally quite safe. Combo might upset the stomach but unlikely nothing serious from an occasional use of both. When dealing with some painful conditions using alcohol can though be problematic. Talk with your doc.
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How long should you wait to drink alcohol after taking hydrocodene

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Hydrocodone and alco: Simply put when you take any opioid you should not drink alcohol, drive or operate machinery. From a safety point of view i would wait 24 hrs from the last pill taken before taking alcohol. Different md's have different views - i tend to be a little more strict and cautious.

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