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Alcohol Effect On Reaction Time
Alcohol effects: When alcohol reaches the brain, it has the ability to delay signals that are sent between nerve cells that control balance, thinking and movement. Specifically, hyper-activation of gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) A receptors. Activation of GABAA receptors by GABA tends to decrease neuronal excitability. This leads to impairment of both motor function and cognition following Ethanol consumption. ...Read more
I got drunk for the first time on vodka & now i can't even stand the smell of alcohol, it makes me want to throw up will the reaction ever go away?
What is the longest amount of time that blood or urine will show a positive result for consuming alcohol. I've heard it could be up to 22 days?
Thankfully no.: Otherwise antabuse (disulfiram) wouldn't work. In both, the build up of acetaldehyde from alcohol accumulates. Ways to minimize it: drink less. Drink on full stomach Drink at a slower rate. DO NOT drink grapefruit juice it increases the alcohol that gets into the bloodstream and is available for this reaction. ...Read more
Couple things: Couple things here-first of all, there are medications well know to interact with alcohol: 'disulfiram reactions'. Common one: Flagyl. I saw this on an airplane; little old lady was beet red after a mixed drink. No harm. Also some people develop nasal congestion - wicked stuffed up - trick is certain drinks bother them, and not others. Or simply exaggerated flushing, such as with Rosacea. See MD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): will help itching and swelling. If tightness of throat or trouble breathing develops seek immediate medical attention. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Can lorazepam be taken within hours of a small amount of alcohol? 1 drink. How serious of a reaction is possible
I'm worried i may have caused an adverse reaction by mixing alcohol and my medication. What can I do?
I've had no problems drinking alcohol in the past. But last week, I had a very bad reaction. How is this possible?
I'm on tinidazole and drank some sweetened kefir which i did not know had some alcohol in it. Is the content significant enough to cause a reaction?
Azoles: If you drank enough alcohol to interact with tinidazole you will know about it very quickly. The degree to which you will react will depend upon the quantity of alcohol you consumed. If you are now having abdominal pain and are nauseated, you are having an antabuse-like reaction. ...Read more
Not sure what you: Are experiencing. Jaundice? Dermatitis from using hand sanitizer? Dry skin? Hives? If you can provide a little more detail about what the rash looks like and why you link it to alcohol, that would really be helpful information. In the absence of that information the best suggestion I can offer is to see your primary MD or consider an urgent care visit so someone can examine you. Best wishes! ...Read more
When I have an allergic reaction why does alcohol make it worse and make me get hives everywhere?
Vasodilation : Alcohol has drug effect making more blood to be pumped to the skin by dilating blood vessels in the skin ( vasodilation). With hives you have leaky blood vessels in the skin and the more fluid you pump into a leaky pipe the more it leaks. Over heating, exercise, taking a hot shower and eating spicey food will do the same thing. ...Read more
If i drink 1 pint of 80 proof alcohol and take 100 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) together, would that cause a bad reaction?
To answer your : Question - if you have done this please call 911 for transport to your nearest emergency room (now). ...Read more
Hi Doc. My husband is on 30mg of lexamil a day. when he has a few alcoholic drinks there is a bad "reaction". Is lexamil and alcohol A bad mix?
More information: Would need more information regarding the specifics of your reaction to determine your issues and what you might be having a reaction to. Many people have sensitivities to different types of alcohol. Sometimes it is the alcohol itself, other times its the specific components that make up the drink. Allergic reaction symptoms include hives, swelling, wheeze, throat tightness, vomiting, itching. ...Read more
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