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A 37-year-old male asked:

Hi i took sleeping pills (restavit 25 mg) about 30 minutes ago and now at friends and drink a glass of red wine, is it dangerous?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Endocrinology 52 years experience
Red wine: Too much of a good thing is no good for you. That said, drink a glass of red wine but do it slowly and don't get a refill.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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I have to disagree with my colleague. While Restavit only contains the antihistamine doxylamine, MANY people have idiosyncratic or synergistic reactions to combinations of alcohol with sedating drugs (where 1+1=5), and I do NOT recommend drinking ANY alcohol on top of ANY sedating drug. Talk to your health professional about your sleep problems and alcohol use.
Mar 26, 2016

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