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Can i drink alcohol while taking mirtazapine?

Can i drink alcohol while taking mirtazapine?

Not recommended: Side effedts like dizziness, drowsiness, and problems concentrating can increase if using both Mirtazapine and alcohol. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Will I hurt myself if I drink alcohol while i'm taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Will I hurt myself if I drink alcohol while i'm taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Maybe.: Every drop of alcohol is a depressant, and you are taking an antidepressant---that doesn't make sense. Also, there are isolated reports of patients having blackouts with very little alcohol. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while taking painkillers?

Can i drink alcohol while taking painkillers?

You should not: If you are talking about prescription pain killers like opioids, you should not. ...Read more

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Can I still drink alcohol if im taking medicine to prevent combustion/seizures?

Can I still drink alcohol if im taking medicine to prevent combustion/seizures?

Only if you're Mario: People don't combust after seizures. On the other hand, mario (of super brothers fame) does! alcohol is another matter as far as messing with seizures and antiseizure medications, so you best discuss this important matter with your physician. ...Read more

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Can I still drink alcohol while taking celexa (citalopram)?

Can I still drink alcohol while taking celexa (citalopram)?

Be Careful: Even moderate alcohol use can be associated with depression. Although there is no contraindication to an occasional drink, i would advise to be very careful with alcohol if you're being treated for depression. Also there can be a link between depression and the development of addictive behavior. ...Read more

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Hi, do you think I can drink alcohol whilst taking spasmonal?

Hi, do you think I can drink alcohol whilst taking spasmonal?

What is Spasmonal?: If you mean Spasmolin then there is potential for a major interaction per Drugs.Com drug interaction checker. Don't do it. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking hydroxyzine too?

Can I drink alcohol while taking hydroxyzine too?

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) & Alcohol: Not good idea since both are sedating, and alcohol can intensify pain perception when sober. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking antibiotics?

Can I drink alcohol while taking antibiotics?

Not a good idea: Alcohol usually does not agree with any kind of treatment. Since it lowers your immune system, you may be cancelling out the effect of the antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while taking difucan?

It is always prudent: Not to drink while you are on medication. However , i did not find any interaction between alcohol and difulan. Unfortunately it seems you can drink. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while taking keflex?

Not a good idea: While not a direct interaction with the keflex, alcohol will slow the healing process. An antibiotic is taken to hold a "bug" (micro-organism) in check while your body's defenses can fight it off. Alcohol supresses your body's defenses- so therefore the healing is slowed and you may not acheive total eradication of the bug! ...Read more

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What happens if i drink alcohol whilst taking fluoxetine?

Not advisable: You have to be careful since antidepressants can increase blood alcohol level and potentially increase your risk of intoxication even when you believe that you were not drinking much. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while taking acyclovir?

Can i drink alcohol while taking acyclovir?

Yes, but…: Never a good idea to drink when taking potent medications. Always best to take meds with full glass of water. No significant interactions r listed between alcohol (ethanol) & acyclovir. If u r taking other meds or supplements, however, there is potential for interactions. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while taking prednisone?

Probably Should Not: There is no “official” recommendation on this. Both of these medications can irritate the stomach and can lower the immune system. It is believed that taking both together may case side effects that were not there previously. Prednisone is a powerful medication and it is advisable that you avoid alcohol while taking this medication. ...Read more

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I am taking lexapro (escitalopram). Can I still drink alcohol ?

It says not to: The label. Says no--i have patients who do but with caution alcohol is a depressant also patients with panic disorder frequently have an attack the morning after a bout of drinking. ...Read more

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