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Allopurinol Side Effects Alcohol
Rash top problem: Allopurinol is very effective in controlling the level of uric acid and we use it to help treat gout by lowering the uric acid level and help to prevent gout attacks. All medications have side effects. The Allopurinol can interact with certain drugs and can have side effects: we look at the skin, liver, kidney and other as sites to monitor. ...Read more
In most cases it is very well tolerated and controls the production of uric acid reducing the frequency of gouty attacks and eliminating urate deposits around joints called tophy.
It can however cause a severe allergic reaction to the point of causing the outer skin to peel off as in severe burn so at first sign of a rash it should be stopped. This is a rare disorder but important to know. ...Read more
Just got prescribed allopurinol. Side effects list worries me. In your experience how often do bad side effects occur? Thanks!
There are multiple: Serious and common side effects as there are with almost every prescriptive medication, however in practice if the medication interactions and contraindicating medical problems such as kidney disease are avoided the side effects have not been prevalent enough to avoid using. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a friend that has gout and is worried about the medication side effects, does anyone know the negative effects of allopurinol?
Is there any drug interaction or side effects to taking the two drugs gemfibrozil for cholesterol and allopurinol for gout together?
Horrible: The international programme on chemical safety, says ingesting isopropyl alcohol can be lethal (8 oz lethal -adult & 3 oz lethal- child). It can cause vomiting, seizures, loss of consciousness & respiratory problems. Isoproply alcohol would only be consumed by someone who was stupid or someone who was suicidal. If are considering suicide - please go to your nearest er for help. ...Read more
Possibly: Alcohol causes sedation (sleepiness). Zyrtec (cetirizine) can cause sedation (not in everyone, but in many). Mixing the two can compound the effect - making you extra sedated. Extra sleepy. But then that can translate to greater impairment in judgement. Meaning - not thinking clearly.... ...Read more
Alcohol: Excess sedation, confusion at high dose.Get a more detailed answer ›
Diet pills: It depends on the type of diet pills. Some are in the category of stimulants, which suppress one's appetite. Therefore, one may be able to drink more alcohol without feeling sleepy, for example. This may lead to a dangerous situation, like trying to drive while under the influence. As such, I would be very careful. A single glass of wine or one beer is okay, but I would stop there. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer