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Amitriptyline With Alcohol
I am on a low dose of tramadol. 50-100mg per day. Is it still safe to have alcohol ? Just stopped taking amitriptyline last week. 10mg per day.
Not recommended: Tramadol and alcohol are depressant of the central nervous system. Mixing tramadol with alcohol could lead to drowsiness to severe depression of brain activity, coma, and ultimately death. Tramadol has a prolonged half-life about 7 hours. It is still in your system for at least 10 hours. Is not recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended: It is not recommended to drink alcohol when taking medications, including Elavil/amitriptyline. The liver is responsible for metabolizing both alcohol and medications, adding additional burden especially in those with medical problems. If taken as an anti-depressant, the goals of treatment with Elavil are being undone by drinking alcohol, which is by definition a nervous system depressant. ...Read more
Does alcohol cause insomnia?Im on amitryptyline and take a glass wine and next day i couldnt sleep, can't relax its feels like tremor when try to sleep
Alcohol insomnia: Yes alcohol can cause insomnia, especially as it wears off. You can get a rebound effect. Also some people get paradoxical reactions. So where a substance can relax many people, there are some people who become more anxious. And you are taking prescribed medication that could be interacting. You should speak to your prescribing doctor who will probably advise you not to drink alcohol. ...Read more
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