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Benzyl Alcohol Medication
Alcohol/Antabuse: Alcoholic solvents are contraindicated.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have something that contains butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter but it also contains benzyl alcohol. Is this ok for use on the johnson?
Seems to be OK: If you are on Antabuse (disulfiram), (disulfiram) I'm curious about your drinking 0-7 drinks/week as a Social drinker. I do too, so I'm not being judgmental - but I'm not taking Antabuse (disulfiram). Anyway, the alcohol in the injection is NOT a problem. No interaction is reported. So, good luck w/ your efforts to achieve your best in life. Hope you do well! ...Read more
Will over-the-counter medicine for tooth ache that has benzyl alcohol in it cause false positive on 80 hr test I take?
I have developed a scar tissue from injecting steroids into my deltoids due to high benzyl alcohol content. Will hyaluronidase help eliminate this?
No significant : Interaction we advise our patients to have no more than 1 alchoholic beverage daily, with, not separate, from meal. ...Read more
Yes: Several studies have shown that Baclofen (liorisal®) can reduce or eliminate alcohol withdrawal. This is not surprising, because this drug is a direct gaba-acting agent and gaba is the neurotransmitter that is also affected by benzodiazepines like valium and librium, and work in withdrawal. However, it can cause physical dependence as well if used for prolonged periods. ...Read more
Variable: This would depend on how much alcohol someone drinks. Also, alcohol metabolism could vary from one person to the next. There's also a matter of things related to alcohol consumption, like blood sugar, nausea/vomiting, headache, etc, which could have affects on a person taking a medication hours later. Please discuss with your doctor relevant to your situation specifically. ...Read more
Are there medications or other things besides alcohol that will dangerously increase the effects of xanax (alprazolam)?
Yes: Any medication or drug that sedates you, will combine with the sedating effects of xanax (alprazolam). This would include all sleeping medications, antipsychotics, other benzodiazepines, many antidepressants, etc. Xanax (alprazolam) is also metabolized by certain liver enzyme systems which can be impacted by other drugs and grapefruit juice. Drugs that inhibit these enzymes can increase effects of xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more
I started 800/160mg of Sulfameth/TMP last night. I am taking it 2x a day for 7 days.
Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medication?
Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I started Sulfameth/TMP 800/160mg Wednesday night. Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medication or do I need to wait until I’m finished?
Depends: It depends on the medication.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had 1 12oz bottle of alcohol (5.9%) forgot was supposed to continue my pain medication. Codeine#3. When can i take that after having alcohol?
Right now if...: Both codeine and alcohol can make you drowsy, dizzy, lightheaded, spacey etc. so it is advised to avoid combining them as they will have an additive effect. But one beer should not affect you that much. As long as you are not driving, operating heavy machinery or performing surgery tonight it should be safe to take you pain med now if needed.See https://www.drugs.com/food-interactions/codeine.html ...Read more
When medications say do not take with alcohol does that mean I cant ever drink or does that mean don't take it with alcohol still in your system?
Depends: Most meds labelled like that can actually be taken with alcohol. Manufacturers are known to be overly cautious like that. But there are a few notable exceptions. In the vast majority of cases you can take the warning to mean not with alcohol in your system. Your specific case may be different so best to ask your doc. Of course excessive use of alcohol should be discouraged whether you take any o ...Read more
If you take metrpolol medication 25mg, half in the morning and one at night, and want to drink a cup of alcohol, should i take the med after or before?
B-blocker & Alcohol: Hi, there could be interaction between alcohol and Metoprolol, alcohol could increase the risk of side effect from Metoprolol, also because both drugs depress the CNS, the risk of drowsiness and brain impairment could increase, better to drink in moderation, not more than 2 drinks a day and not more than 14 drinks a wk. It doesn't matter when you drink the alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol and Medicati: The answer really depends on the other medications. If the other medication(s) are central nervous system depressants, mixing with alcohol can be dangerous or even deadly. Some medications can have an additive liver toxicity when mixed with alcohol. Just to be on the safe side, avoid mixing medications with alcohol. ...Read more
Yes, somewhat: Two meds are fda-approved to treat alcoholism: Naltrexone and acamprosate (campral). Naltrexone is available as a pill and a once-a-month injection (vivitrol). Campral is a pill. Both have been shown to be modestly effective, reducing heavy drinking by about 20%. Scientific studies have shown Antabuse (disulfiram) is not effective, although in rare patients it may be helpful. Rehab is usually essential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sigh: You are on Lexapro (escitalopram) because you are depressed, and you are telling me you are drinking heavily! this is very bad for your depression and your overall health, and doesn't allow your medication to work. Talk to your doctor and get help! you should not be drinking even socially, let alone heavily. The shaking may indeed be a reaction to the combo. I am more concerned about ur drinking than shaking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer