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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 (lisdexamfetamine) is used early shouldn't be an issue. However, the alcohol will negate the benefits of the Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). ...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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Could i drink alcohol again after a hiatus?

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 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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If I drink alcohol on my meds will I get sick?

Alcohol with meds.: Alcohol can make you sick if in high amount on empty stomach, regardless of what meds. U took. ...Read more

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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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Hi. What happens if i drink alcohol while i'm on flouxetne?

More depression: How much drinking are we talking about. If you consume alcohol regularly, particularly in amounts over 2 standard drinks/day, it may contribute to your depression. It also can cause the fluoxetine to be metabolized more quickly. If your prescriber doesn't know about your drinking, he or she needs to know! ...Read more

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Can you tell me reasons why i get pain when i drink alcohol?

Can you tell me reasons why i get pain when i drink alcohol?

Pain where??: If it is abdominal or back pain, it may be alcohol damaging and inflaming your pancreas, and abdominal pain may also come from alcohol-induced inflammation of your esophagus, stomach or duodenum, and can be associated with ulcers and gastritis. If it hurts when you drink, and yet you keep drinking, then alcohol is clearly a problem in your life. You need to stop drinking;find the cause of pain. ...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

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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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Everytime I drink alcohol I am sick all the next day, what is this?

Everytime I drink alcohol I am sick all the next day, what is this?

Maybe pancreatitis : I've seen this before and the reaction was that of pancreatitis. This may not be your problem but please get evaluated ...Read more

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How soon after taking 2 butalbacetamincaff tabs can I drink alcohol ?

4-6 days; be careful: Alcohol and Acetaminophen together can cause liver damage and alcohol and butalbital can cause dangerous sedation. Tylenol (acetaminophen) stays in your system for 6-12 hours, but butalbital can take 4-6 days to be eliminated, so i would recommend waiting at least that long before drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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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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. ...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