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Doctor insights on: Benzyl Alcohol Medication

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Does benzyl alcohol show up on a lab drug test?

No: It is metabolized to hippuric acid which will not show up on a urine test. ...Read more

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I have something that contains butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter but it also contains benzyl alcohol. Is this ok for use on the johnson?

Johnson wax: It's ok to use a moisturizing cream product on eepidermal tissue. The alcohol is a preservative and is present in trace amount. ...Read more

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Can I inject testosterone containing benzyl alcohol while on antabuse (disulfiram)?

Can I inject testosterone containing benzyl alcohol while on antabuse (disulfiram)?

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

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Will over-the-counter medicine for tooth ache that has benzyl alcohol in it cause false positive on 80 hr test I take?

Will over-the-counter medicine for tooth ache that has benzyl alcohol in it cause false positive on 80 hr test I take?

Toothache: OTC remedies will not cure infected tooth, only mask the symptoms as the infection worsens, spreads, and can farm other tissues. You have a more serious problem than alcohol residue in a blood test. Seek professional care now. ...Read more

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How does alcohol react with diabetes medication (ganuvia)?

How does alcohol react with diabetes medication (ganuvia)?

No significant: Interaction

we advise our patients to have no more than 1 alchoholic beverage daily, with, not separate, from meal. ...Read more

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Is the medication baclofen useful for people going through alcohol withdrawel?

Is the medication baclofen useful for people going through alcohol withdrawel?

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

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How does it take to digest alcohol and can I drink it hours before taking a medication?

How does it take to digest alcohol and can I drink it hours before taking a medication?

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

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Are there medications or other things besides alcohol that will dangerously increase the effects of xanax (alprazolam)?

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

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Which classes of medications cannot be taken while drinking alcohol?

Which classes of medications cannot be taken while drinking alcohol?

Many Classes: Medicine contraindicated with alcohol are divided into two main classes. First aremedications that interfere with the metabolism of alcohol like the anabiotic flagyl. Others are medications which can amplify the depressive effects of alcohol like muscle relaxers. ...Read more

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Medication and alcohol, is it okay to mix?

Medication and alcohol, is it okay to mix?

Some medications: Can be mixed with alcohol - others can't. Please specify which medication and re-ask. ...Read more

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Is there a problem with taking diabetic medication and alcohol?

Is there a problem with taking diabetic medication and alcohol?

Depends: Depends on the medicine and what else you are eating. In general. Alcohol serves no nutritional role and overuse leads to great harms. Not drinking alcohol is much better. ...Read more

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Why would alcohol interfere cause side effects when taken with medication?

Selective absorption: Alcohol will delay the absorption of any medication taken along with its' consumption and the alcohol will be absorbed preferentially. ...Read more

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I'm nervous about a speech, can alcohol or anxiety medication help to settle my nerves?

I'm nervous about a speech, can alcohol or anxiety medication help to settle my nerves?

Anxiety: This is a bad idea. Using alcohol or drugs to settle your nerves may lead to very serious problems concerning habit formation or additions. See your doctor about your anxiety and find out the cause and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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 more

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How alcohol affects blood pressure medication?

How alcohol affects blood pressure medication?

It depends: There are now over 100 different blood pressure medications. It all depends on how much you drink; the overall state of your kidney health; Liver health, state of hydration or dehydration. Your question is too broad to give you anything specific. ...Read more

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Are there any medications that help you reduce alcohol abuse?

Are there any medications that help you reduce alcohol abuse?

Yes: Campral - will damage kidney in long run
antabuse- cause liver damage
trexan - cause liver damage
holistic remedy high dose L-glutamine will be safer and reduces cravings. ...Read more

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What exactly does drinking alcohol do to someone on medications?

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

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Need advice on what is the the risk of drinking alcohol while on medication?

Depends on the medic: With some medications, local is not a problem; with other medications it might be dangerous or even lethal.
You can check interaction with alcohol online.
If in doubt – drinking less or not drinking at all is always better. ...Read more

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Is there a medication that can help fight the cravings and urges of alcohol addiction?

Is there a medication that can help fight the cravings and urges of alcohol addiction?

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 more

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When I drink too much alcohol I start to shake, is this because of my medication escitalopram?

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 more

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I'm worried I may have caused an adverse reaction by mixing alcohol and my medication. What can I do?

Nothing at this poin: There are certain medications that a few consume alcohol will cause you to be sick especially with nausea and vomiting. Stop drinking alcohol and consult with your physician if it is safe to drink alcohol with the medication you're using. ...Read more

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Any medications its safe to drink alcohol with?

Any medications its safe to drink alcohol with?

Alcohol: Alcohol can interact with medication and cause either additive effect (toxicity) or lowers potency of medication. The only safe medicine that comes to mind is placebo (sugar pill). ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol after 7 days of medications?

Is alcohol safe: The answer to this question very much depends on the medications you are taking. Certain medication can have a serious interactions with alcohol and others will not. In this matter, your pharmacist is a great reference. Ask the pharmacist where you get most of your prescriptions filled. ...Read more

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Are there certain medications I should absolutely avoid if I drink alcohol?

Are there certain medications I should absolutely avoid if I drink alcohol?

Yes: There are may drugs that have potentially dangerous interactions with alcohol, too numerous to list here. They may include prescription agents, over the counter drugs and herbal products. Check with your pharmacist or doctor before using any such agent. ...Read more