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Are you allowed to drink alcohol with orlistat?

Are you allowed to drink alcohol with orlistat?

Yes, but...: Most studies have shown that orlistat does not interfere with alcohol metabolism (the body's ability to break down alcohol). However, alcohol is high in empty calories and orlistat is a drug for weight loss. So, although drinking alcohol while taking this drug is not currently contraindicated, it is not wise as you are consuming added calories while simultaneously trying to reduce calories. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible to drink alcohol while on xenical tablets?

Is it possible to drink alcohol while on xenical tablets?

Yes: There is no specific contraindication of alcohol use together with xenical. However, since the purpose of xenical is weight loss, you need to know that alcohol has almost as many calories per gram as fat, so a standard drink has over 100 calories just form the alcohol; beer and wine have additional calories from other carbs in them. The main thing is to cut back on fat, which will cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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If you have a history of seizures but are now seizure free, are you allowed to drink alcohol?

If you have a history of seizures but are now seizure free, are you allowed to drink alcohol?

It would be risky: Not knowing why you had seizures in the past i can only give a general statement. In most cases having a history of seizures increases your risk of having them again. So to do anything that could increase this risk is a scary thing. You could experiance a seizure from less alcohol withdrawal than someone who has never had a seizure, possibly even "moderate" amounts. ...Read more

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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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I have bv first dose i took of metronazole gel inserted in my vagina am i allowed to drink alcohol later because its not a pill?

I have bv first dose i took of metronazole gel inserted in my vagina am i allowed to drink alcohol later because its not a pill?

Drug interaction: with the vaginal Gel 1.3% Alcoholic beverages and preparations containing ethanol or propylene glycol should not be consumed during and for at least 24 hours after Metronidazole vaginal gel 1.3% Some patients have experience, (abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, headaches, and flushing)due to alcohol while using the gel. I will recommended to hold for at least 24 hrs after your last dose. ...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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Can you drink alcohol withbpenicillin vk?

Depends: Depends on how much you are talking about when you say "drink." if you are on pencillin, it is to treat an infection. Large quantities of alcohol (more than 2-3 drinks on an occasion) interfere with the body's ability to fight infections - white blood cells do not work as well to gobble up germs and make antibodies in the presence of alcohol. If it is a beer or 2, or a glass of win, no problem. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking tamiflures?

Can you drink alcohol while taking tamiflures?

Not Advised: It is not advised to drink alcohol when you are ill regardless if you are on medication or not. That then gets much more specific in that you are not to drink alcohol when on medication for an acute illness such as the flu. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to occasionally drink alcohol?

How dangerous is it to occasionally drink alcohol?

Safe to drink: Yes it is safe to drink alcohol in moderation as long as you do not have a medical contraindication like liver disease studies have shown that if you are male and drink 2 drinks a day, like 2glasses of wine, 2beers, or two shots of hard liqour, it is beneficial to your health as it raises yourhdl in women who are not pregnant or nursing 10 drinks a week is beneficial any more than that can be harmful. ...Read more