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Can I Take My Coumadin 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I've been on Coumadin (warfarin) for 6 months and stopped taking it 5 days ago by doctor's order. Is it safe to drink alcohol again or do I need an inrtest first?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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