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How long after finishing an Amoxicillin prescription (500mg, 3x a day for a week) can I have a glass of wine?...

How long after finishing an Amoxicillin prescription (500mg, 3x a day for a week) can I have a glass of wine?...

Antibiotics & EtOH: Antibiotic use and alcohol use together must be carefully considered. If you have completed the antibiotic, an alcoholic drink should NOT be contraindicated. Best to ask your pharmacist or physician for the specifics. The underlying condition may preclude alcohol use. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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General Anesthesia (Definition)

General anesthesia is a medically induced coma and loss of protective reflexes resulting from the administration of one or more general anesthetic agents. It is a treatment that renders you unconscious during medical procedures, so you don't feel or ...Read more


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How long after taking one paracetamol (panadol) can I have a glass of wine? Dad says fine — but wanted to be sure!

How long after taking one paracetamol (panadol) can I have a glass of wine? Dad says fine — but wanted to be sure!

No alcohol with meds: Paracetamol is like acetaminophen, thus will react with liver enzymes. Alcohol may also interact with enzymes in the liver and interfere in filtration of toxins in the blood, which is the primary purpose of the liver, so it is best not to consume any alcohol with medications in general, and especially with those medications that may interfere with liver metabolism enzymes. ...Read more

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Can I have a glass of wine while breastfeeding? Baby is 3 months do I need to pump and dump if so how long after should I pump?

Can I have a glass of wine while breastfeeding? Baby is 3 months do I need to pump and dump if so how long after should I pump?

Probably ok: Everything you eat or drink can travel into your breast milk, so the term"Everything in moderation". A glass of wine should not have any ill affects, but the urge to drink more could have an effect on your baby and cause symptoms such as sleepiness, irritablity, and low blood sugar. If you elect to try some wine,then not on an empty stomach as it will be more rapidly absorbed with higher levels ...Read more

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How long does a glass of wine stay in your system?

How long does a glass of wine stay in your system?

depends: A glass of wine is an amount called "a standard drink". It is "standard", because most people would metabolize it within one hour. To answer the question specifically for your body, not statistically, you need to conduct an experiment. Do not forget you might feel differently depending on the day, the level of tiredness, social environment, air temperature etc. Etc. Etc. Try. ...Read more

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How long do you wait to take klonopin (clonazepam) after a glass of wine?

How long do you wait to take klonopin (clonazepam) after a glass of wine?

Depends on amount: Typically, one should not mix alcohol and meds like klonopin, (clonazepam) both are central nervous system depressants and can combine to create an even greater degree of sedation and may slow your breathing. If a single glass of wine and a small dose of klonopin, (clonazepam) it is prob ok to take it within several hours of the wine. Klonopin (clonazepam) will be in your body for up to 1.5 days, but much of the effect passes in hours. ...Read more

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Is it true a glass of wine a day has health benefits or is that just an old wives tale? And how long should I wait after a glass to take my zoloft (sertraline)?

Is it true a glass of wine a day has health benefits or is that just an old wives tale? And how long should I wait after a glass to take my zoloft (sertraline)?

Resveratrol: Some studies show benefits of one glass of wine (especially red wine) a day, for women. This does not mean you should start drinking it if you have not been. There are good phytonutrients such as resveratrol in red grape skins, which are incorporated in red wine. Without exposing yourself to alcohol, you could get the same from grapes, etc, or a good resveratrol supplement. ...Read more

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I am taking amoxicillin and Tylenol/codeine, how long do I have to wait before I can have a glass of wine?

I am taking amoxicillin and Tylenol/codeine, how long do I have to wait before I can have a glass of wine?

Drug interactions: There are no drug interactions listed but in general not a good idea to have lots of alcohol when taking tylenol (which is metabolized by the liver) and when you might be driving and you don't want to be driving "buzzed". ...Read more

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How long after ativan (lorazepam) can I have one glass of wine?

Problem: It is really not about the timing, and I understand that the answer might sound extreme. First of all, you mention alprazolam, Clonazepam in your list of meds, but only ask about ativan (lorazepam). Your dr probably assumed that you would not use alcohol while on treatment with those 3 CNS depressants. We don t know when you will take or need your next ativan (lorazepam). Please ask your dr. See comment. ...Read more

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12 hour fast, glucose level- 110. About 95 in prior tests. Problem? Also, does 1 glass of wine/day contribute to long term higher glucose levels?

12 hour fast, glucose level- 110.  About 95 in prior tests.  Problem?  Also, does 1 glass of wine/day contribute to long term higher glucose levels?

Prediabetes: A fasting glucose of 100-125 is considered prediabetes. Another test to check your average glucose over 3 months is a hemoglobin A1C. Considering you have an impaired fasting glucose, this would be a good test to see where your average blood sugar levels are. At this stage, you have the potential to reverse your condition with diet and exercise. You're likely ok with 1 glass of wine. ...Read more

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What to do if I have long term vertigo. I only smoke once a week if that when what to do if I have a little glass of wine. Could it be smoking causing it?

What to do if I have long term vertigo. I only smoke once a week if that when what to do if I have a little glass of wine. Could it be smoking causing it?

Smoking what??: If it is marijuana, it is possible that may be causing vertigo, and any alcohol may make it worse. Stop doing both for a few weeks and see if that helps. If it doesn't, see your health care provider, who may want to refer you to an ENT specialist, since inner ear problems are the most common reason for chronic vertigo. ...Read more

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Can I have a glass of wine while taking statin.

Can I have a glass of wine while taking statin.

Glass of Wine: Many medications will have warnings regarding alcohol consumption and statins are definitely included. They especially recommend baseline and regular liver enzymes test (hepatic) with regular consumption of alcohol. We sometimes misjudge the quantity of alcohol consumed in discussion with our physicians. Requesting hepatic enzymes test if concerned would seem appropriate. ...Read more

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Can I have a glass of wine while at the tail end of cold. I'm only taking flonase?

Yes: A glass of wine should not affect recovery from a cold, nor will it cause an interaction with flonase. ...Read more

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I had a cardiac ablation on 12/17. Can I have a glass of wine dinner?

I had a cardiac ablation on 12/17.  Can I have a glass of wine dinner?

Ablation: This kind of question should be asked of your electrophysiologist. After ablation there are several weeks when arrhythmias may occur while the heart muscle is healing. Your EP doc may not want you to have any alcohol during this time. On the other hand, the answer could be other ...Read more

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Can I have a glass of wine a day while on plavix (clopidogrel) 75mg and aspirin 81mg?

Can I have a glass of wine a day while on plavix (clopidogrel) 75mg and aspirin 81mg?

Yes: You may enjoy a glass of wine while taking Plavix (clopidogrel) and asa, as long as you mean a glass if wine. If you mean 3-4 glasses of wine, not just one, I would say no. Moderation is the key. Don't get blitzed and stumbling drunk while on platelet inhibiting drugs. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I have a glass of wine if I'm taking 500mg of amoxicillin for a tooth infection?

Can I have a glass of wine if I'm taking 500mg of amoxicillin for a tooth infection?

1glass only!: Alcoholic beverages, including wine often reduce the effectiveness of medications. For your own well-being, try to abstain, but one glass would probably be ok. ...Read more

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I took antenolol .25mg 5 hours ago. Can I have a glass of wine?

I took antenolol .25mg 5 hours ago. Can I have a glass of wine?

It should not: Be a problem. Alcohol may decrease your heart rate slightly which would increase the effect off the atenolol. It may also increase your blood pressure which the atenolol would counter. It may be press your central nervous system which the atenolol does not do. It should not interfere with the absorption of atenololif you took it five hours ago. ...Read more

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Can I have a glass of wine with duloxetine?

Can I have a glass of wine with duloxetine?

Not at same time: You should take your duloxetine with water, not wine or other kinds of alcohol. While on duloxetine, I agree with dr. Reynolds' advice to be very cautious in your drinking. ...Read more

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Tail end of a cold can I have a glass of wine?

Tail end of a cold can I have a glass of wine?

Yes : As long as not drinking it with any medications that are contraindicated. ...Read more

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I am sure I have uti. May I have a glass of wine?

I am sure I have uti.  May I have a glass of wine?

Limit it to one: Even one will work against your recovery, but it isn't terrible. Even better if you drink lots of water or cranberry juice before or after the wine. Also, if you are taking antibiotics it can be a different issue — many of them are not good mixers w/ alcohol. Take care. Be well. Enjoy, if possible. ...Read more

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I am taking Cefdinir 300mg twice a day. Can I have a glass of wine with my dinner?

I am taking Cefdinir 300mg twice a day. Can I have a glass of wine with my dinner?

Yes - no problem: There should not be any serious interaction with this antibiotic (a cephalosporin) and a glass of wine. I would stop at one glass though, because your body is under some kind of 'attack' (the reason for the antibiotics) -- so you don't want to overload yourself. Alcohol is actually a toxin, although we don't think of it that way. Hope you can go to bed early to help yourself recover. ...Read more

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Can I have a glass of wine while breastfeeding and do I have to wait to feed my baby?

Can I have a glass of wine while breastfeeding and do I have to wait to feed my baby?

Hard to comment: There are arguments back and forth about the safety of alcohol consumption during breastfeeding there are some basic facts. Alcohol will pass through the breast milk and it lingers in the milk after it is made. Alcohol converts to byproducts that are toxic to the developing brain. There is no level of alcohol exposure that is considered safe to a developing infant. ...Read more

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I am taking 250 mg if ampicillin four times a day for a toothache. Can I have a glass of wine?

I am taking 250 mg if ampicillin four times a day for a toothache.  Can I have a glass of wine?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics should be prescribed by your dentist and taken if you have an infection... they are not painkillers. Your toothache may be due to a vital tooth; if that is the case, they are useless. An infected tooth requires more than the antibiotic. Root canal therapy is usually indicated. One glass of wine should not be problematic. ...Read more

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Can I have a glass of wine while I am taking prednisone for pinch nerve.

Can I have a glass of wine while I am taking prednisone for pinch nerve.

Yes: For women however 1 glass of wine a day is considered safe and may even be good for health. The amount is doubled for male- pretty unfair, eh? ...Read more

Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more