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Can I take my Coumadin (warfarin) at the same time as drinking alcohol?

Can I take my Coumadin (warfarin) at the same time as drinking alcohol?

Sure BUT!!!!: I would advise anyone on Coumadin (warfarin) not to drink and if so, to drink no more that 1-2 ounces of alcohol in a 24 hour period. The risk of falls and severe injury, bleeding and even death is too great. The physical and immediate act fo taking the dose with alcohol is probably not a major issue, but why would you do it? There are not many medications that i take more serious than using coumadin (warfarin). ...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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I just got off of my warfarin thursday, when can I start drinking alcohol without having a limit?

I just got off of my warfarin thursday, when can I start drinking alcohol without having a limit?

Be careful: First of all you should always have "limits" when it comes to alcohol. If you are 18, why were you on warfarin? Lastly, to answer your question, the effect of warfarin is typically mostly gone after 72hrs. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Can i drink alcohol while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes: You can. Coumadin's metabolism is affected by your alcohol intake, so binge drinking is to be avoided as it can produce wide swings in inr. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol if i'm on Coumadin , wellbutrin (bupropion) , and zoloft?

Can i drink alcohol if i'm on Coumadin , wellbutrin (bupropion) , and zoloft?

Not recommended: I would not recommend it in case it interferes with the activity of these medicines. Once your DVT is healed then perhaps the conversation could start again. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol on Coumadin (warfarin) with portal vein thrombosis?

Can I drink alcohol on Coumadin (warfarin) with portal vein thrombosis?

Best to Avoid: Good hydration status and less alcohol (which is dehydrating) lead to more favorable outcome profiles in those with portal vein thrombosis. Alcohol may also raise your risk of bleeding in the setting of coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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I usually take Atenolol at night for HBP, at what time should I take it the days that I'll be drinking alcohol?

I usually take Atenolol at night for HBP, at what time should I take it the days that I'll be drinking alcohol?

Drink Sparingly: Atenolol is almost completely removed by the kidney, Alcohol is detoxified by the liver(good). One problem is atenolol is really not a 24 hour medication (18-20hours), thus because I presume you are drinking when your atenolol is at a low level, drinking a great deal may increase the chance of abnormal heart beats. It is best not to drink too much. I put patients on 1/2 their atenolol twice a day ...Read more

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I was drinking alcohol last night and the last drink i had was at 1:30 this morning, it is now 1:00 in the afternoon, has enough time passed to take a .5 milligram xanax (alprazolam)?

I was drinking alcohol last night and the last drink i had was at 1:30 this morning, it is now 1:00 in the afternoon, has enough time passed to take a .5 milligram xanax (alprazolam)?

See below: If you are drinking alcohol and were prescribed medication such as xanax, (alprazolam) you should call into your prescribing doctor's office and obtain medical advice. If you think you have a problem with alcohol or you have withdrawal symptoms after you stop drinking, you should seek medical attention promptly at an er or in your doctor's office. ...Read more

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How much time should I wait after drinking alcohol to take my pills.?

How much time should I wait after drinking alcohol to take my pills.?

What are your pills?: and how much alcohol are we talking about. I am always concerned when someone is going to a stranger online to ask these questions, rather than the prescribing doctor or their pharmacist, and I think my concern is that they are drinking far more than they are comfortable telling them about. Even social drinking can be dangerous with some medications, and larger amounts more so. Talk to your MD! ...Read more

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After drinking alcohol, I have a hard time urinating.It is hard to start and takes a long time to finish.I strain to go and it dribbles slowly out.Why?

After drinking alcohol, I have a hard time urinating.It is hard to start and takes a long time to finish.I strain to go and it dribbles slowly out.Why?

That is a : Difficult question. The symptoms are typical of a bladder infection so consider getting checked; I am not sure why u would otherwise have difficulty emptying bladder after alcohol use. ...Read more

Warfarin (Definition)

Warfarin is a medication used to thin the blood and to prevent or treat people with blood clots. It requires frequent blood ...Read more


Dr. Ted King
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Coumadin (Definition)

Coumadin is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more