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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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Can I drink alcohol whiled taking Vitamax?

Can I drink alcohol whiled taking Vitamax?

Sure, if you want to: Pee out the benefits of the vitamins. You list tuberculosis in your list of conditions, and if you are being treated for active Tb, or have a history of it, alcohol is NOT your friend. It reduces our ability to fight infections. It also robs of us vitamins, especially B vitamins. If you are talking social drinking (1-2 standard drinks/day) it should not be a problem. If more, it might be. ...Read more

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When I'm taking topiramax, could I drink alcohol?

When I'm taking topiramax, could I drink alcohol?

Mod risk of: Interaction. Per Drugs. Com - mixing topamax (topiramate) & alcohol can is can cause "excessive sleep, confusion, and difficulty with memory or speech". ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking zpak?

Zpack/alcohol: Not good idea. Can have more stomach irritation & headaches. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking nyquil?

Can I drink alcohol while taking nyquil?

Not a good idea: Nyquil itself contains about 20% alcohol, but more importantly excessive alcohol is bad for the immune system, and itself makes many cold symptoms (particularly nasal stuffiness) worse. Adding additional alcohol to nyquil increases the chance of intoxication, which aside from being illegal at your age, is dangerous, particularly behind the wheel of a car or anything similar. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking difucan?

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 amox tr-k?

Alcohol & antibiotic: If you are on antibiotics for an infection, that means your body needs help. Alcohol is actually a toxin- although we are not used to thinking of it that way. So I don't think it's a good idea really to be drinking when on antibiotics for something. That said, there aren't any major drug interactions to worry about. Best to take it easy on yourself. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking penicillin?

Not recommended: I do not know of a specific interraction, however, when you are sick enough to take an antibiotic, alcohol may worsen your illness with dehydration, nausea, upset stomach, headache, lethargy etc. Drink water or an electrolyte replacement. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking propranalol?

Alcohol: Can increase the effects of the med. So be very cautious when drinking. From medical perspective. No drinking. From reality. Be very cautious. ...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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How long after I stop taking inh can I drink alcohol?

How long after I stop taking inh can I drink alcohol?

Tricky: The drug is going to be out of the system by 3 to 5 days even being pessimistic. BUT:
1) you can develop a psychological queeziness to alcohol that is not from the drug anymore. This can be permanent.
2) you can develop liver injury from either and this makes alcohol a bad idea.
so... can't say in your case; generally a week is really pessimistic. ...Read more

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When after taking cold medication can I drink alcohol?

Depends: Liquid cold medicines often contain alcohol anyway. Read all labels. Some cause drosiness, dizziness and blood pressure changes, which can be made worse with alcohol. Will depend on how much alcohol is consumed. Excessive alcohol consumption can be detrimental to health regardless of any associated conditions. ...Read more

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What happens if I drink alcohol whilst taking propranolol?

What happens if I drink alcohol whilst taking propranolol?

Recommend not: Alcohol use could result in the increased blood level of propranolol. Concurrent use is not recommended. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How long after taking the abortion pill can I drink alcohol?

How long after taking the abortion pill can I drink alcohol?

-ve regnancy test!: You should wait until a negative pregnancy test and the arrival of your menstrual period before consuming alcohol after taking Plan B - it is not 100% effective in pregnancy prevention. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily throughout your reproductive life. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What affects will I get if I drink alcohol while taking the drug duromine?

What affects will I get if I drink alcohol while taking the drug duromine?

Unwise: Duromine or Phentermine is an appetite suppressant stimulant similar to amphetamine. Alcohol may increase med side effects such as rapid or irregular heart rate, blood pressure changes. Avoid alcohol while on this med. ...Read more

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What can happen if I drink alcohol while taking sam-e. Please be specific.

You'll become poorer: As you spend money for otc medication that hasn't ever been shown to help any known medical condition. Alcohol in moderation won't hurt you or interact with sam-e. What do you think you're treating with the supplement? And what evidence do you have that it's helping? It can interact with certain meds, but not alcohol. Don't believe everything you read on the internet. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol if I'm taking roxithromycin? Even a small amount of alcohol? Or should I have absolutely zero alcohol?

Can I drink alcohol if I'm taking roxithromycin? Even a small amount of alcohol? Or should I have absolutely zero alcohol?

You shouldn't: You can do anything you want; however, the risk of permanent liver damage increases significantly if you combine antibiotics and alcohol.

Stay off the booze while on antibiotics. ...Read more

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I've been taking azithromycine each second day, one pill. Tomorrow I will take 250 mg pill at 2 pm and have a party at 7 pm - can I drink alcohol?

I've been taking azithromycine each second day, one pill. Tomorrow I will take 250 mg pill at 2 pm and have a party at 7 pm - can I drink alcohol?

To good health: If you are taking antibiotics for an infection -in your case azithromycin, you should really focus on getting well. Especially since you are still early in the treatment. This means, staying up late, drinking alcohol etc are not recommended. Is this going to harm you? Probably not if it is only one drink but you should give your body a break since alcohol is a toxin, technically speaking. ...Read more

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What happens if I drink alcohol while taking amoxicillin?

Don't get drunk!: There's no mention of food or alcohol interaction w/amoxicillin at http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/amoxicillin. Html. You can find more info at http://www. Drugs. Com/amoxicillin. Html. In general, whether taking medication or not, we don't recommend drinking to excess. Don't forget to finish your medication as directed. In other words, don't save any for your next infection! ...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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What happens if I drink alcohol while taking azithromycin?

What happens if I drink alcohol while taking azithromycin?

You get drunk: You can drink alcohol when on zithromax but do it in moderation. If you have a significant infection I would advise abstaining until it has resolved. ...Read more

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Are z-paks dangerous? And can I drink alcohol while taking?

Are z-paks dangerous? And can I drink alcohol while taking?

?: No medicine is 100% safe. In fact, tylenol (acetaminophen) is probably in the top 3 medicines causing severe health problems and hospitalizations. Z-paks are used for specific types of infection. An infection is far more dangerous than a Z-pak. So you use it when needed. You should not drink alcohol when taking any antibiotic, including a z-pak. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I'm taking topiramax can I drink alcohol?

Can you tell me if I'm taking topiramax can I drink alcohol?

Don't recommend: Per Drugs. Com drug interaction checker - mixing alcohol and topiramate can " cause excessive sleep, confusion, and difficulty with memory or speech." ...Read more

Dr. Nathan Ritter
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Atorvastatin (Definition)

Atorvastatin has the brand name lipitor (atorvastatin).. Its function is to lower the body's production of cholesterol and to stabilize current cholesterol plaques. The general name for this class of medication is "statins". Other statins include Crestor (rosuvastatin) ...Read more


Lipitor (Definition)

Atorvastatin is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more