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Can I have one glass of wine while breastfeeding?

Can I have one glass of wine while breastfeeding?

Yes: This will mostly be metabolized by your liver and little if any will appear in the breast milk. So go for it. (i recommend a 2008 oregon pinot noir). ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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There's mixed answers about drinking wine while breastfeeding. Would a glass of red wine 14% be ok 2oz if I drink at night while baby is sleep?

There's mixed answers about drinking wine while breastfeeding. Would a glass of red wine 14% be ok 2oz if I drink at night while baby is sleep?

Life is confusing: The effect of high dose exposure is well known and worrisome.Data on the low level exposure of infants to alcohol is difficult to come by because of problems with study design and population variables. We know th brain of a baby is changing rapidly in the first years.We also know alcohol breaks down to formaldehyde at the cellular level, which harms cells. I can never recommend avoidable exposure ...Read more

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Can I have a glass of wine while taking statin.

Can I have a glass of wine while taking statin.

Glass of Wine: Many medications will have warnings regarding alcohol consumption and statins are definitely included. They especially recommend baseline and regular liver enzymes test (hepatic) with regular consumption of alcohol. We sometimes misjudge the quantity of alcohol consumed in discussion with our physicians. Requesting hepatic enzymes test if concerned would seem appropriate. ...Read more

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Can I drink a glass of wine while taking femara (letrozole)?

Can I drink a glass of wine while taking femara (letrozole)?

Yes: Heavy alcohol consumption combined with Femara (letrozole) may be bad for your liver, but one glass of wine on occasion should have no serious effect. ...Read more

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Can i drink a glass of red eine while taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Can i drink a glass of red eine while taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Wine with Zoloft (sertraline): As a psychiatrist who works primarily with severely persistently mentally ill consumers statistically 70% of my patients are using illicit drugs or alcohol. If u want 1 glass of red wine (better for heart) a day then as i tell my patients i see no problem. That being said u need to share this decision with your treating professional so he/she is informed and kept in the loop. He/she may not agree. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a glass of wine while taking macrobid?

Not a good idea: It is generally not a good idea to mix alcohol with any medication for a variety of reasons. ...Read more

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Hi, do you think I can drink a glass of wine while taking antibiotics?

Hi, do you think I can drink a glass of wine while taking antibiotics?

Usually: We could check for that specific antibiotic to insure that there is no contraindication. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a glass of wine while pregnant?

Is it ok to have a glass of wine while pregnant?

No: Alcohol is readily absorbed by your body and sent to the developing fetus which can cause deleterious effects as believe it or not is a toxin. ...Read more

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Can I have a glass of wine if taking azithromycin?

Mixing alcohol meds: Not a good idea to mix any medication with alcohol. ...Read more

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Wondering if I can ever drink while talking Lexapro (escitalopram)? Would like to eventually have a glass of wine or a beer. I've heard some people drink while on it

Wondering if I can ever drink while talking Lexapro (escitalopram)? Would like to eventually have a glass of wine or a beer. I've heard some people drink while on it

Firstly you're 19: and you live in the US, so it's not legal for you to drink, and not ethical for me to advise you about its safety. Secondly, alcohol is a depressant drug, and you have depression. While there is no evidence, in adults, that an occasional drink is harmful regarding either depression or treatment with antidepressants, regular drinking and heavy drinking (more than 3 per occasion) is clearly harmful. ...Read more

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Can I have a daily glass of wine while on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Yes: If no liver disease, then one normal sized glass of wine should be ok. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a glass of lime juice everyday while breast feeding?

Is it safe to have a glass of lime juice everyday while breast feeding?

Not Really: Citrus fruits are acidic and may irritate a baby’s immature digestive system. Fruits to avoid include all oranges, lemons, grapefruits and limes.Some babies may experience fussiness and spitting up if mom eats citrus. Babies who are sensitive to citrus in breast milk may develop diaper rash, as they have sensitive skin that is easily irritated by the acidic nature of these fruits. ...Read more

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How is drinking a glass of beer or wine help my triglycerides?

How is drinking a glass of beer or wine help my triglycerides?

Little: Beer from its high carb content can aggravate your triglycerides. Also chronic alcohol use can increase triglycerides. The best impact of alcohol on cholesterol profile is by inducing HDL (high density lipoprotein). Use in moderation, . ...Read more

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I already drank a glass of wine while on flexerol will i be ok?

I already drank a glass of wine while on flexerol will i be ok?

Don't do it again: You should be fine just this once. However, don't drive, and don't do it again. It's unlikely to cause respiratory depression but will probably make you very sleepy. ...Read more

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