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Can alcohol lower the effects of the antibiotic?

Can alcohol lower the effects of the antibiotic?

Depends on the med: Doxycycline is less effective with chronic alcohol use. Rifampin and Isoniazid can be more toxic to the liver combined with alcohol. There likely are more interactions; these should be included in the drug information sheet that accompanies the antibiotic. If in doubt, avoid alcohol. If heavy drinker, may need to ask doctor for advice regarding cutting down; stopping suddenly can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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What are the side effects of the antibiotics meropenem and dalacin-c?

What are the side effects of the antibiotics meropenem and dalacin-c?

Not serious: Side effects aren't rare with meropenem and clindamycin (Dalacin-C®), but most people have none. More important, these drugs would not be used unless you have (or are suspected to have) a very serious infection. The danger from inadequate treatment is far higher than the risk of anything serious from the drugs. Discuss with your doctor, preferaly an infectious diseases specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the effects of excessive use of antibiotics (especially on the digestive system)?

What are the effects of excessive use of antibiotics (especially on the digestive system)?

Prolonged antibiotic: antibiotics can kill off normal bacteria in the GI tract and allow overgrowth of bad bacteria. This causes diarrhea and use of a probiotic can help restore flora of normal bacteria. The most severe consequence of all of this is overgrowth of C. Difficele, which produces a toxin and can make you sick (called pseudomembranous colitis). ...Read more

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Can the acetaminophen in percocet reduce the effect of the ocycodone or increase it?

Can the acetaminophen in percocet reduce the effect of the ocycodone or increase it?

Synergistic : The combination of two different centrally acting analgesic medication is meant to have a synergistic effect in order to better control pain. Adverse effects such as euphoria may also be seen. ...Read more

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Why are the side effects of HIV medication the same as the symptoms of the disease itself?

Why are the side effects of HIV medication the same as the symptoms of the disease itself?

Numerous: Multiple classes of anti-retrovirals each containing several different drugs and each with a wide spectrum of side-effects. Too much information to be transmitted in this venue. If you are concerned about a specific compound, rephrase the question. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the effects of alcohol on the kidneys and lungs?

Can you please describe the effects of alcohol on the kidneys and lungs?

Not too much effect: Alcohol rarely affects the kidneys. Lungs are not directly influenced although folks can get drunk and choke on their food or vomitus which can lead to serious lung injury ...Read more

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What are the effects of drinking alcohol on the body?

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What are the effects of drinking alcohol on the body?

Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots , stone formation , diabetes & rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of venlafaxime? And how potent is the 150mg dosage of it? In terms of brain sedative effects

What are the side effects of venlafaxime? And how potent is the 150mg dosage of it? In terms of brain sedative effects

Venlafaxine s.e.: Side effects in more than 10% of people include headache, nausea, insomnia, general weakness, dizziness, ejaculation problems, sleepiness, dry mouth and sweating. Side effects in 1-10% of people include anorexia, constipation, nervousness, visual abnormality, anorgasmia, high blood pressure, impotence, tremors, vomiting, and weight changes. 150mg may be potent dose in terms of sedative effect. ...Read more

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What's the effect of alcohol on the kidneys and lungs?

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What's the effect of alcohol on the kidneys and lungs?

Alcohol kidney lung: Massive amount can overwhelm kidney and liver capacity to eliminate alcohol and toxic levels can kill. Kidneys otherwise filter much faster (to be simple) but main organs that suffer are brain liver heart and vascular system. Cirrhosis can occur 15-20y later, hypertension can be consequence of alcoholism, heart muscle can loose power to contract properly and enlarge then fail, arrythmia then occur. ...Read more

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Can you explain the effect of silver cell in the pressure ulcer?

Can you explain the effect of silver cell in the pressure ulcer?

Antimicrobial: There are several wound products that contain silver. While each product has different indications depending on the character of the wound, the addition of silver is for the antimicrobial properties. ...Read more

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What are the effects of alcoholism on the gut?

What are the effects of alcoholism on the gut?

See below: Inflamation of the lining causing bleeding, ulcers, occasional malabsortion. It there is liver disease, there may be swelling of certain blood vessels and bleedimg temdencies. ...Read more

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Marijuana help with the side effects of clindamycin?

Marijuana help with the side effects of clindamycin?

No. Cannabis: Has mild anti-emetic effects, appetite stimulation, and a feeling of well being for many that can be dysphoric for others. Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) (clindamycin) has no adverse effects that this help. The most obvious is diarrhea caused by its effect on gut flora that can be qute serious. ...Read more

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What the side effect of malathion and why?

Organophospate toxin: Don’t swallow or get Malathion in nose, ears, mouth, vagina, or eyes. Protect eyes. If Malathion accidentally comes in contact with eyes, flush them with water to reduce irritation. If irritation continues or you experience vision changes, talk to your doctor. This medication contains an ingredient that could easily catch fire (flammable). Don’t use Malathion on newborns or infants. ...Read more

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What's nicotine and some of the effects of the drug?

What's nicotine and some of the effects of the drug?

Stimulant/relaxer: Nicotine is an alkaloid stimulant that affects different areas of the brain as well as other organs in the body. It affects the way certain hormones are secreted as well as certain chemicals ("neurottransmitters") in the brain. The affect on one's mood is both stimulation and relaxation, contributing to its highly addictive potential. ...Read more