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Can I drink alcohol while on anti inflammatory drugs?

Can I drink alcohol while on anti inflammatory drugs?

Not wise: You can but stomach and bleeding issues are more likely.

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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I am being treated for pelvic inflammatory disease and am taking doxycycl hyc 100mg twice a day for 10 days. Can I drink alcohol while being treated?

I am being treated for pelvic inflammatory disease and am taking doxycycl hyc 100mg twice a day for 10 days. Can I drink alcohol while being treated?

It should be OK: I don't think alcohol would interfere or affect the metabolism of your antibiotics. To be safe, drink alcohol 1-2 hours apart from your antibiotics.

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Why can't I drink alcohol when I take the drug gemfibrozil?

Why can't I drink alcohol when I take the drug gemfibrozil?

Liver, triglycerides: If you are taking gemfibrozil, it's to lower triglycerides. Alcohol increases triglycerides. In addition, both Gemfibrozil and alcohol can adversely affect the liver.

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I took a 0.5mg dosage of ativan (lorazepam) can I drink alcohol 10 hours after the drug was taken? Or will it harm me?

No guarantees: Is a small dose, however about 1/2 of the medication is still in your system so you should be careful how much you drink and definitely do not drive.

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Can I drink alcohol on 72mg of concerta. I take it in the morning around 8:30am. Is it safe to drink around 6pm, as the drug has worn off by then?

Can I drink alcohol on 72mg of concerta. I take it in the morning around 8:30am. Is it safe to drink around 6pm, as the drug has worn off by then?

Depends: The safety of your drinking can be considered separately from the Concerta use. The drug is essentially gone so there will not be any interaction. However, safety of consumption depends on several factors: local law (you are not legal in many states at 19), situation (driving or not), amount consumed. If these are not a problem, ignore the med and do what you want.

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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.

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Can you let me know how many hours after a workout can I drink alcohol?

Without what?: Passing out? Destroying your liver? Or kidneys? An intense workout causes a mild (or more) lactic acidosis and frequently an elevation in cpk. It also can cause the release of myoglobin. Add alcohol, a known diuretic in any of these scenarios and you are bound for trouble. Why would you be so smart and healthy by working out and then.? Drink a neuro toxin? Hydrate well. Before you drink.

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I am taking propanonalol how long when I have finished taking this medication can I drink alcohol?

I am taking propanonalol how long when I have finished taking this medication can I drink alcohol?

Not recommended: Alcohol, when mixed with propranolol, may increase plasma levels of propranolol. Moderation as always the key. Ask your physician for more information.

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Why does my lower/middle back hurt when I drink alcohol?

Once sign of lymphom: Pain induced by alcohol is one sign of a lymphoma. Should be checked out. However if a behavior causes pain, is that behavior important enough to repeat?

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Why do I turn patchy red all over after I drink alcohol?

Why do I turn patchy red all over after I drink alcohol?

Vascular effect: It is not uncommon and may be different with different types of alcohol. This is most common in people of asian ancestery and has a genetic basis. It is sometimes referred to as the 'asian flush'.

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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.

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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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If I take erythrocin the morning can I drink alcohol at night?

If I take erythrocin the morning can I drink alcohol at night?

Not a good idea: Alcohol may reduce the effectiveness of your antibiotic. Best medical advice is to avoid alcohol while taking your antibiotic.

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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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My shoulder hurt when I drink alcohol does this mean anything?

My shoulder hurt when I drink alcohol does this mean anything?

Probably: But right off the bat, I can't think of what. If a cold beverage is introduced into the stomach it could irritate the diaphragm which can then irritate the shoulder through the nerves. How much volume of alcohol causes this pain. Is it pop or back of the shoulder. There are no known connections between alcohol and shoulder pain.

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I had a D&C a week ago and I'm thinking off going out. Can I drink alcohol?

It still has risks: alcohol impairs both healing and blood clotting, particularly if you drink larger amounts (more than 1-2 standard drinks). This could result in increased bleeding, as well as risk of infection. Your OB/GYN provider who did the D&C is the one you should be asking. If the D&C was for pregnancy termination, unsafe sex is more likely when drinking, so take proper precautions!!

Antiinflammatory (Definition)

Inflammation is a condition of swelling that may or may not be associated with pain. Anti-inflammatory are medications that block the cause of this condition. Medications include ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib. Steroids (cortisone) are ...Read more


Anti Inflammatory Drugs (Definition)

These are medications that either prevent the normal inflamatory response of the body to a stimulus. These drugs can either reverse the inflamatory response or ...Read more