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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 on Vyvans?

Can I drink alcohol on Vyvans?

Hmmmm: A modest amount at the end of the day when Vyvanse is used early shouldn't be an issue. However, the alcohol will negate the benefits of the Vyvanse. ...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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What happens if i drink alcohol without taking meds for a day?

What happens if i drink alcohol without taking meds for a day?

Don't understand ?: If you are on medication that your doctor believes you need to take daily, you should not stop them. The person you need to ask this question is whoever is prescribing your medication. One drink is not going to have much effect, but larger amounts are potentially harmful. If alcohol is so important that you would stop a medicine you need, you have an alcohol problem, and should talk to your md. ...Read more

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Are there certain medications I should absolutely avoid if I drink alcohol?

Are there certain medications I should absolutely avoid if I drink alcohol?

Yes: There are may drugs that have potentially dangerous interactions with alcohol, too numerous to list here. They may include prescription agents, over the counter drugs and herbal products. Check with your pharmacist or doctor before using any such agent. ...Read more

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Could i drink alcohol again after a hiatus?

Alcohol Dependent?: If you are alcohol dependent then no return to drinking would be safe for you. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol twicw a week?

Can i drink alcohol twicw a week?

Depends how much: 1 glass of wine for women, 2 glasses for men is acceptable. And may even have health benefits. 1-2 glasses of hard liquor daily is a different story. Pregnant women should not be drinking at all. As in many things in life, moderation and common sense are the key. ...Read more

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

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

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more