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Can I Drink Alcohol While On Methylpredisolone
Shouldn't drink ETOH: Alcohol will inactivate most antibiotics and render them useless in fighting whatever the infection is that you are being treated for....best advice is to wait until you've completed the course of treatment and gotten the all clear from your doctor that the infection is gone. More questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR if you'd like to set up an appointment for a consult. ...Read more
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
Not recommended: It is not recommended to drink alcohol when taking medications, including Elavil/amitriptyline. The liver is responsible for metabolizing both alcohol and medications, adding additional burden especially in those with medical problems. If taken as an anti-depressant, the goals of treatment with Elavil are being undone by drinking alcohol, which is by definition a nervous system depressant. ...Read more
Yes you can, BUT: it always worries me when people find drinking so important that they need to ask this kind of a question. I would also wonder what kind of infection is being treated, and HOW MUCH ALCOHOL you are talking about. Alcohol decreases the activity of white blood cells that fight infection and make antibodies, and it is not the best thing to take when you are trying to cure an infection. Talk to doctor ...Read more
No and No: Toradol should only be for very short periods of time (5 days max)due to it's side effects, particularly the stomach and bowels in general and bleeding particularly. Adding alcohol tremendously increases the risk of all of these complications.It should not be used for minor or chronic pain. ...Read more
Etoh and Clarithro: Phillip353 ~ you can drink on anything (except FLAGYL! and ANTABUSE! ) but reduce intake. ( Clarithro can cause diarrea or intest hurrying and so does alcohol. The combination could reduce absorption of antibiotic) So yes, but dont let the dog out ! And I am trusting your 19y to behave as 49y , k? :-)) ...Read more
Probably Should Not: There is no “official” recommendation on this. Both of these medications can irritate the stomach and can lower the immune system. It is believed that taking both together may case side effects that were not there previously. Prednisone is a powerful medication and it is advisable that you avoid alcohol while taking this medication. ...Read more
Talk to prescriber: Hi Emily, your Dr is your best source of information regarding this. He/she knows your history, medical problems, and other medications you might be taking. Many people do drink light to moderate amounts of alcohol while taking Sertraline without adverse side effects, but alcohol can create unwanted emotions, and can affect your medication's ability to do what it's supposed to do, so ask your doc. ...Read more
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