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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to drink alcohol once a week if i am taking tagamet (cimetidine)?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 37 years experience
That depends on : How bad you esophageal reflux is and how much you drink. In general, not a good idea.
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Nov 3, 2013
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