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Is it a bad idea to take tagamet (cimetidine) 24 hours before alcohol intake?

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Dr. Peter Forster
35 years experience in Psychiatry
In Moderation: Cimetidine inhibits gastric alcohol dehydrogenase, interfering with alcohol breakdown. Blood alcohol levels could potentially increase substantially. People taking Cimetidine should avoid drinking alcohol in significant amounts within two hours of taking their medication.
Answered on Dec 7, 2017

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
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That depends on : How bad you esophageal reflux is and how much you drink. In general, not a good idea.
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Dr. Martin Morell
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Tagamet (cimetidine): Will lower your stomach acid production , won't do much for testosterone.

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