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Ambien And Beer
100% non-alcohol?: If it is absolutely alcohol free - there's no problem. If it's merely low alcohol - there might be so be certain. Make sure no one you drink with doesn't understand how very important it is - sometimes friends just think you're being too careful and will try to pass one on you. Be clear about it and you'll be ok. ...Read more
My relative takes cymbalta, abilify, (aripiprazole) and vicodin.Her habits include drinking beer, eine, and vodka.Is this safe?
MAYBE: If you are on medications check with your own physician about using alcohol. Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant and Klonopin is for anxiety. Alcohol is a depressant and is cross tolerant with Klonopin so it is additive in other words. If you truly drank only one regular size beer once in a while it may be alright but do not drive and do not drink and take the medications at the same time. ...Read more
Not recommended: Psychoactive medications, especially ones that tend to be sedating, such as Seroquel, (quetiapine) can cause significant central nervous system dysregulation when alcohol is consumed. Not only would you experience potential side effects such as dizziness, excess sedation and drops in blood pressure, but also impaired cognitive functioning. This includes poor judgement and disinhibition. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam): Only if ok with your prescribing doctor, since he knows the dosages of your medications. ...Read more
Can I use Ambien (zolpidem) for anxiety daytime and Stilnox when i go to bed? I taking 2 mg of Ambien (zolpidem) and 10 mg of Stilnox.
Yes: They don't interact.Get a more detailed answer ›
Please don't: Of course you're in charge of what you take and don't take, but alcohol and Lorazepam are both CNS depressants. When taken together they have additive effects, resulting in increased sedation. This is a potentially dangerous combination -- in fact well-known people have died using such combinations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wine with Zoloft (sertraline): As a psychiatrist who works primarily with severely persistently mentally ill consumers statistically 70% of my patients are using illicit drugs or alcohol. If u want 1 glass of red wine (better for heart) a day then as i tell my patients i see no problem. That being said u need to share this decision with your treating professional so he/she is informed and kept in the loop. He/she may not agree. ...Read more
GET HELP NOW: No ethical physician is going to give you such advice, since you are clearly depressed and i believe that this question is your cry for help. There are suicide hotlines like the samaritans (1-877-870-4673) or online at http://samaritanshope. Your health care provider can help and refer you, or your local public mental health clinic can be a source of help. Please get the help you need asap. ...Read more
Doses matter: Doses matter. Small amounts, you should be fine. But large enough doses can kill you. You need to be honest and give exact amounts here if you want your question to be answered better. Bigger question, why did you do this? Were you trying to hurt yourself? By asking the question, you know this was not a good idea. This issue needs to be explored with a professional. ...Read more
Russian Roulette: You are not ok if you engage in this type of behavior. You are old enough to have heard that mixing alcohol with other CNS drugs is dangerous and that mixing uppers and downers is bad. Although there may not be a reaction this time, eventually there will be...And it will be bad. ...Read more
Pain and depression: While pain and depression can contribute to each other, and insomnia can be both a symptom of depression and a perpetuating factor -- you may want to review these meds with your MD. You want to be sure your depression is adequately treated, so that you are not taking unnecessary pain medicine. You may want to review effective non-habit forming sleep aids and pain meds with your doc. ...Read more
Very, very minimal: A very small amount of low % alcohol - beer, wine on a special occasion may be ok, but there are moderately risky effects of mixing these. You may lower blood pressure too much (your Rx mix already can do it) and you may be dizzy, faint or make errors - do not drive! Try to find a better way to enjoy yourself. ...Read more