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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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How important is it to take your thyroid meds everyday at the same time on a empty stomach?Also I heard never take this med w/anyother medications wait at least two hrs.

How important is it to take your thyroid meds everyday at the same time on a empty stomach?Also I heard never take this med w/anyother medications wait at least two hrs.

Thyroid med: Levothyroxine is a very safe drug. The most important thing is to take the medication. It's a long acting med so you don't have to take it at the exact same time each day but it's helpful to take it on an empty stomach. The medications that you cannot take at the same time with levothyroxine is multivitamin, calcium or iron pills as these will interfere directly with the absorption. ...Read more

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Can i take iron and fenugreek at the same time?

Can i take iron and fenugreek at the same time?

Yes: Both of these supplements can be taking together. Taking iron supplements with Vitamin C, as in orange or tomato juice, will increase the absorption. ...Read more

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Can i eat grapefruit at the same time of taking metformin?

Can i eat grapefruit at the same time of taking metformin?

Best not to: Altho many sites say there's no interaction between them, one study on animals showed an increase in Lactic Acid when the 2 r used. Taking them at different times of day doesn't help since grapefruit can interact 24 hrs later or more. Always best to take medications with full glass of water unless directed otherwise. http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/grapefruit-metformin-6250.html. ...Read more

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If you take metrpolol medication 25mg, half in the morning and one at night, and want to drink a cup of alcohol, should i take the med after or before?

If you take metrpolol medication 25mg, half in the morning and one at night, and want to drink a cup of alcohol, should i take the med after or before?

B-blocker & Alcohol: Hi, there could be interaction between alcohol and Metoprolol, alcohol could increase the risk of side effect from Metoprolol, also because both drugs depress the CNS, the risk of drowsiness and brain impairment could increase, better to drink in moderation, not more than 2 drinks a day and not more than 14 drinks a wk. It doesn't matter when you drink the alcohol. ...Read more

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Can I take my fiber supplement at the same time as I take my prilosec?

Can I take my fiber supplement at the same time as I take my prilosec?

Prilosec Interaction: Can I take my fiber supplement at the same time as I take my prilosec? No prilosec should be take 1 hour before meals. Due to fiber binding up the drug in the stomach. Suggest 1 hour before fiber supplement or 2 hours afterward. As always follow OTC label directions or med guidelines from your doctor included with your Prilosec from the pharmacy. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take my prenatal vitamin and my metformin at the same time, before going to bed? Or do any of them lose effectiveness?

Is it okay to take my prenatal vitamin and my metformin at the same time, before going to bed? Or do any of them lose effectiveness?

OK but...: As far as i can tell metformin does not interact with vitamins but you will likely get more benefit from you prenatal vitamin by taking it earlier in the day. Prenatal vitamins contain b vitamins which can often increase your energy and some people may have trouble sleeping if they take them in the evening. ...Read more

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Alcohol and sleeping pills? I've had horrible insomnia my entire life and take sleeping pills nightly because of it. It says on the bottle not to mix with alcohol. I also just turned 21. Could i drink in the early afternoon or evening, then take the pills

Alcohol and sleeping pills? I've had horrible insomnia my entire life and take sleeping pills nightly because of it. It says on the bottle not to mix with alcohol. I also just turned 21. Could i drink in the early afternoon or evening, then take the pills

Not a good combo: The best treatment for insomnia is not sleeping pills. Eventually even someone who rarely has insomnia will become dependent on sleeping pills, and not be able to sleep without them. Talk to a doctor with experience in sleep medicine about tapering you off those medications, and using cognitive behavioral therapy for sleep. Alcohol will only worsen the problem and i would avoid it. Avoid caffeine. ...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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Can i combine diabetes drugs and multivitamins at the same time?

Can i combine diabetes drugs and multivitamins at the same time?

Yes: The diabetes drugs are probably essential, the vitamins probably don't help anything but may make you feel better emotionally, get the cheapest ones you can, as they're all essentially the same and take them only with meals. Eat a healthy diet, and you probably don't need them. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take the 1x/week dose of methotrexate at the same time as the 1 mg folic acid daily dos (both at dinner) or do I have to space it apart?

Is it okay to take the 1x/week dose of methotrexate at the same time as the 1 mg folic acid daily dos (both at dinner) or do I have to space it apart?

Space it!: Folic acid, several sulfa-antibiotics, and sulfasalazine interfere with the absorption of methotrexate. Take separately! this would not be an issue, if you injected mtx. The way that I have most of my patients take the medication. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 5mg celexa (citalopram) and 200 my ibuprofen? I wouldn't be taking them at the same time but I would take them in the same day.

Is it safe to take 5mg celexa (citalopram) and 200 my ibuprofen?  I wouldn't be taking them at the same time but I would take them in the same day.

Yes : No drug you take is wi thought side effects , however you have to put everything into perspectivesnd why your doctor prescribed the medication . Unless you are pregnant there should be no problem with taking both drugs the same day . You should take Inuprophen with food because of its potential of causing ulcers and bleeding . ...Read more

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Can I take magnesium citrate along with Prilosec and Phentermine? Not at the same time but in the same day ?

Can I take magnesium citrate along with Prilosec and Phentermine? Not at the same time but in the same day ?

A one-time thing!: Hi. Mag citrate should be a very rare treat for you! Don't use it regularly. Use it one or two times for bad constipation, but don't use it regularly. For regularity, use fiber laxitives...safe and non-habit forming. And stay well hydrated. Psyllium husk is one of the oldest and best around and works like a well oiled clock! That's the straight poop! ;-) ...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