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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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


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Can I drink alcohol after a splenectomy?

Can I drink alcohol after a splenectomy?

Yes: You may drink alcohol as long as you are no longer taking pain medications. The spleen plays no role in alcohol metabolism. ...Read more

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Splenectomy pt allowed to drink alcohol?

Splenectomy pt allowed to drink alcohol?

Yes.: As long as you don't have other medical contraindications, and you have fully recovered from surgery, which can take several weeks depending on the technique used.
Remember, never mix alcohol with narcotics or sedatives, don't drink in excess, don't drive after drinking even small amounts of alcohol. ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol with my cefalexin?

Will I be able to drink alcohol with my cefalexin?

Sure, go ahead: Contrary to common beliefs, it is almost always OK to drink alcohol (in moderation) while taking antibiotics. Don't get tanked, but otherwise don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol while taking acebutolol?

Acebutolol + alcohol: Use may result in medication interactions. Per Drugs. Com drug interaction checker -"additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate. " ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol on phenoxymethyl penicillin?

Will I be able to drink alcohol on phenoxymethyl penicillin?

Yes, in moderation: Contrary to popular beliefs, almost no antibiotics interact with alcohol and certainly there is no problem with oral penicillins like Pen VK (phenoxymethyl penicillin). Heavy alcohol impairs the immune system's ability to fight infection, but alcohol in moderation makes no difference. ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol once a fortnight while on paroxetine?

Will I be able to drink alcohol once a fortnight while on paroxetine?

Yes, but moderately!: Since alcohol increases the effects (AND side effects) of paroxetine, you really should be very moderate in the amount and strength of what you choose to drink. That is certainly not too frequent, but do keep the drinks weak (low in alcohol content) and few. Do have a pleasant time but take care. It's not bad advice for people even w/o the medication issue. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol if I am taking phenoxymethyl penicillin?

Will I be able to drink alcohol if I am taking phenoxymethyl penicillin?

Not recommended: There has been little research conducted on this subject. However, the advice given by many of the manufacturers is that you should avoid drinking alcohol while on antibiotics and for 48 hours after finishing the course of the treatment. Remember: moderation is the key. ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol if I have hepatitis C and it's cleared?

Will I be able to drink alcohol if I have hepatitis C and it's cleared?

In moderation: Assuming the HCV didn't cause significant degree of fibrosis prior to clearing it. ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol with half of my pancreas removed?

Will I be able to drink alcohol with half of my pancreas removed?

Yes, but...: Hi. Why was half of your pancreas removed? Cancer? Psuedocyst? Phlegmon? If there's no contraindication to your drinking, yous should be able to drink with half a pancreas. If you have a problem with alcohol and/or it's caused you health or other problems, I would advise against it. To your health! ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol while on vesicare 5mg solifenacin succinate?

Will I be able to drink alcohol while on vesicare 5mg solifenacin succinate?

In moderation: A beer or 2, but not 3, or a glass of wine, or possibly a small cocktail. I.e. social drinking. But, you should not drink more than that in any case. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol for one night whilst taking doxycycline?

Will I be able to drink alcohol for one night whilst taking doxycycline?

Drug interaction: Checker reveals that there is potential for mild unspecified interaction that is not clinically significant. ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol while taking tranexamic acid tablets?

Dizziness: A potential side effect of tranexamic acid is dizziness. this dizziness can be enhanced if alcohol is consumed at the same time. ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol after taking thyroxine at night?

Will I be able to drink alcohol after taking thyroxine at night?

Taking thyroid.....: Thyroid hormone of any kind should always be taken on an empty stomach away from all food and all medications. I often recommend to my patients to take it in the middle of the night when one gets up to use the bathroom. You can be assured it will be absorbed consistently from day to day this way. Alcohol away from the tablet should have no affect on thyroid levels otherwise. ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol after getting my wisdom teeth removed?

Eventually: I guess if you have no contraindications to drinking alcohol, you will be able to do so after the wound has healed and you are not taking narcotic pain meds. Consult with your surgeon for post op instructions. ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol after wisdom tooth extraction?

Will I be able to drink alcohol after wisdom tooth extraction?

Not recommended: Follow your surgeon's specific instructions and avoid drinking alcohol first 72 hours. Just a common sense, alcohol and prescription pain medicines do not mix together. ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol while taking the medications ribavirin and peg intron (peginterferon alfa 2b)?

Not recommended: Ribavirin must be used together with a Peg-Intron to treat chronic hepatitis C. Do not drink alcohol while taking ribavirin. Alcohol can increase the risk of damage to your liver. Hope it makes sense? ...Read more

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Will a heart patient be able to drink alcohol safely?

Will a heart patient be able to drink alcohol safely?

Alcohol: Not quite, in most cases depending on amount & extent of heart tissue damage. ...Read more

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If I took zyrtec (cetirizine) about 9 hours ago, would I be able to drink alcohol?

If I took zyrtec (cetirizine) about 9 hours ago, would I be able to drink alcohol?

Yes: While zyrtec (cetirizine) stays around for awhile after nine hours I would doubt little effect with a glass of wine or equivalent. ...Read more

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Will someone need to be on an ssri for the rest of his life for OCD and social anxiety? And will he be able to drink alcohol?

You are young: I would never say that anyone has to be on any medication the rest of their life when they are your age. You have a long life ahead of you and there are likely to be major advancements in the treatment of these conditions. Therefore I will not predict that you will need to be on them lifelong at this point. During your life it is likely that a cure will be found. As far as alcohol goes however you must abstain from alcohol while you are on these medications. Best wishes for a happy holiday season. ...Read more

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If I took azithromycin (4 pills at the one time) would I be able to drink alcohol the next day?

Yes: Although both may be handled by the liver, unless you have serious underlying liver disease this is not likely to bother you. You may get some increase in azithro side-effects with alcohol. This drug stays in your body for some time, but these are seldom particularly bothersome. Why don't you be safe and wait a few days. If you cannot, you may have an abuse issue. ...Read more

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If I've just started taking cephalexin for a minor skin condition and a small case of tonsillitis, would I be able to drink alcohol in 5days from now?

Yes you can drink: Yes you will be able to drink alcohol in 5 days as long as you don't drink in excess. While vitc is not going to be much help it will not cause any problem and can be safely continued with the antibiotics you are taking. ...Read more

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I am in cancun, came down with what I think is a sinus/ear infection... still want to be able to drink alcohol but want to relive the presure from my head what can I do... most medicine in Mexico is apparently over the counter?

I am in cancun, came down with what I think is a sinus/ear infection... still want to be able to drink alcohol but want to relive the presure from my head what can I do... most medicine in Mexico is apparently over the counter?

Surgery may not help: I am a doctor who suffered for years with sinus infections. Do the following:
1.Avoid anything cold.
2.no soda.
3.I use Sovereign Silver spray when I feel like I am getting another attack. Its safe and natural. U won't get it in Mexico : (
4.I use VICKS topically as much as I can.
5.I use a humidifier at night
6.I drink lots of water.

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Are you able to drink alcohol after having brain surgery?

Are you able to drink alcohol after having brain surgery?

Maybe: I can't answer that question without knowing more about your history and why you had surgery. I would ask your surgeon that question. ...Read more

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I have recently been placed on Lisinopril 10mg once a day. Am I still able to drink alcohol?

I have recently been placed on Lisinopril 10mg once a day. Am I still able to drink alcohol?

Yes but in moderatio: If you have been drinking too much this is the time to stop. The relationship to alcohol and listener Pro is not a major issue. But if this is a reflection on your total health you need to discuss this with your physician to be certain there are not other issues that the alcohol could be impacting ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

I do every thanksgiv: L tyrosine is a normal amino acid found in meat. There is no more interaction between it an alcohol than meat and alcohol. ...Read more

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Why do people take drugs and drink alcohol?

Why do people take drugs and drink alcohol?

Modulate emotions: People may start drinking and using drugs from curiosity, and then discover that they like the effects -- at least temporarily. Could be a craving for novelty, and a way to modulate painful emotion. In some, sporadic drug and alcohol use turn into full substance abuse and/or dependence -- taking over life, endangering health, and destroying relationships, work, and hope. The shift can be quick. ...Read more

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Can there be any people left who don't drink alcohol?

Can there be any people left who don't drink alcohol?

Not everyone drinks: Everyone doesn't drink. Most who do drink, do so only in moderation. If one associates just with drinkers, maybe that's why it seems as though everybody drinks. About 10% of people who drink have a dependency. One does not have to drink daily to be an alcoholic. It is important to do most things in moderation and to do things that are beneficial. Sometimes that may mean, finding some new friends. ...Read more

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How can you drink alcohol without having extreme complications?

How can you drink alcohol without having extreme complications?

Limit amounts.: Everyone has an individual rate at which they metabolize alcohol. If more is consumed in a period of time than the body can metabolize, you develop symptoms of intoxication, from mild to severe. Even mild intoxication can produce a hangover the next day. To avoid complications, eat while you drink, alternate alcoholic drinks and water, and drink no more than 1 drink per hour. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't u drink alcohol outside while the temperature is very low?

NEVER HEARD TEMPERAT: Ure as a contraindication to drinking/
just moderate consumption no matter what the temperature is. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol on Vyvans?

Can I drink alcohol on Vyvans?

Hmmmm: A modest amount at the end of the day when Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is used early shouldn't be an issue. However, the alcohol will negate the benefits of the Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). ...Read more

Dr. Jon Krook
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Splenectomy (Definition)

Spleen removal (splenectomy) is surgery to remove a diseased or damaged spleen. This organ is in the upper part of your belly, on the left side. It helps your body fight germs and infections. It also ...Read more