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Can I drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

Can I drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

No: In general, it is best not to consume alcohol while breastfeeding as alcohol can get into your bloodstream and then into your breastmilk. That being said, the alcohol does not stay there indefinitely. If you care to consume alcohol, a reasonable alternative would be to feed with expressed breastmilk and "pump and dump" the milk that you make for a couple of hours after drinking to be cautious. ...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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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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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 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 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 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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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 nitrofurantoin?

Can I drink alcohol while  taking nitrofurantoin?

No: Taking alcohol is never good for you and taking it while you are on medication is doubly bad. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...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 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 hard alcohol while taking amoxicillin?

Can i drink hard alcohol while taking amoxicillin?

Probably fine: There is an occasional antibiotic that can produce odd reactions when alcohol is consumed during treatment. Most, like amoxicillin can be taken if you have an occasional drink. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while taking levofloxacin?

You shouldn't: Alcohol is bad for the body's healing mechanisms, including the ability of certain white blood cells to find, capture and digest bacteria, and for the ability of certain other white blood cells to make antibodies to protect us. So, using it when you are infected is generally not advised. In addition, alcohol has lots of drug interactions which may impair the ability of antibiotics to work. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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