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Can I drink alcohol after recovery from hepatitis?

Can I drink alcohol after recovery from hepatitis?

What is the upside?: What is the upside of drinking alcohol with a damaged liver?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Can I drink alcohol after recovery from hepatitis right away?

Can I drink alcohol after recovery from hepatitis right away?

Shouldn't.: Would be best to wait and allow your liver to fully recover.

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Can I drink alcohol after recovery from acute alcoholic pancreatic attack after 10 months?

Can I drink alcohol after recovery from acute alcoholic pancreatic attack after 10 months?

Not recommended.: Acute alcoholic pancreatitis is a very serious disease, which can even be fatal in many instances. The fact that you have recovered from your previous episode does not mean you are not at risk of developing it again, and a repeat episode could be worse. Although you might get away with it, the potential risks if you don't are so severe that I would recommend not drinking again. Good luck.

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My ankle was broken a few years ago, now why does it swells evertime I drink alcohol after a few years of recovery?

My ankle was broken a few years ago, now why does it swells evertime I drink alcohol after a few years of recovery?

Comorbidities: How much alcohol are we talking about? One liter of bourbon is much different than a glass of wine. There may have been some other problem in your body incurred when you broke your ankle. Perhaps something along the lines of a disruption of circulation. The alcohol may be disrupting your body's ability control fluids and via gravity the fluids are accumulating in this ankle.

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Can I drink alcohol after a splenectomy?

Yes: You may drink alcohol as long as you are no longer taking pain medications. The spleen plays no role in alcohol metabolism.

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Can I drink alcohol after a colonoscopy?

Yes, within limits: It should not matter as long as it is moderate use of alcohol. Excessive drinking causes colon cancer, so watch out!

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Can I drink alcohol after being lightly sedated?

Can I drink alcohol after being lightly sedated?

Bad idea: Not generally a good idea. You are mostly probably dehydrated in preparation for your procedure. Alcohol will will dehydrate you more. Alcohol also potentiates sedatives which remain in your system.

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Can I drink alcohol after donating a kidney?

Can I drink alcohol after donating a kidney?

Yes: If yoiu are healthy after donating the kidney, you should not have a problem drinking alcohol. Alcohol is detoxified in the liver, so if you have a healthy liver, you can drink alcohol.

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Can I drink alcohol after taking azithromycin?

Can I drink alcohol after taking azithromycin?

Generally No: Alchohol and most medications tax you liver and it is best to avoid alcohol consumption especially for short-term medication use. You doctor or pharmacist might give you a different answer but you will probably feel better quicker by avoiding alcohol until you complete the azythromycin.

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Can I drink alcohol after taking fluconozol 150 mg tablet?

Can I drink alcohol after taking fluconozol 150 mg tablet?

No: Both can can increase the risk of liver injury, combining them can increase the risk.

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When can I drink alcohol after my gallblader has been remove?

Yes moderately: Once you've recovered from surgery, and with your surgeons permission, you may have moderate amounts of alcohol after cholecystectomy.

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Can I drink alcohol after 24 hours of taking lorazepam. 25 mg?

Can I drink alcohol after 24 hours of taking lorazepam. 25 mg?

Informational: Assuming you do not have an alcohol problem, are on any other medications, or have any medical/psychiatric issue precluding the safe ingestion of alcohol? If you ingest. 25 mg of Lorazepam with a 1/2 life of 14 hours, in one day you would have about. 0625 mg of Lorazepam in your system (or about 1/8 of a 0.5 mg tab, which is not very much. It is always best to ask the prescribing physician.

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How quickly can I drink alcohol after taking a single dose of?

How quickly can I drink alcohol after taking a single dose of?

Single dose of what?: I say over and over and over on these threads that anytime someone asks me "how soon can I drink after surgery, or with this medication or whatever" I worry there is an alcohol problem. Most people who are having surgery, or taking a medication for a problem, DO NOT WORRY about whether they can drink on it, and if so, how soon. When people worry about that, I worry about them. Think about it.

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How soon can I drink alcohol after a tonsillectomy?

Tonsillectomy postop: Hello, I recommend a return to alcoholic beverages after the tonsil fossas have fully healed. 2 weeks is the recommended timeframe in my practice.

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How soon can I drink alcohol after a cortisone shot? How soon can I drink alcohol after a cortisone shot?

How soon can I drink alcohol after a cortisone shot? How soon can I drink alcohol after a cortisone shot?

You can as long as: You can as long as you do not drink too much and are not taking any prescription pain killers.

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Should I drink alcohol after tendon surgery?

Should I drink alcohol after tendon surgery?

Post op: Ask your surgeon about any postoperative restrictions. Usually there is restriction on alcohol use for several days after any surgical procedure, definitely if pain medication or sedation is involved.

Dr. Jay Park
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