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Can one drink alcohol while taking hydroxyurea ?

Can one drink alcohol while taking hydroxyurea ?

Yes, but...: In moderation, there should be no interaction between alcohol and hydroxyurea. If you take Hydroxyurea for sickle cell anemia, you should be careful with alcohol because alcohol can lead to dehydration which can precipitate a sickle crisis. ...Read more

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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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking hydroxyurea for cml?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking hydroxyurea for cml?

In moderation: A drink or two shouldn't be a problem. I wouldn't recommend drinking to intoxication...at all really...but particularly when taking medication for chronic illness. ...Read more

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Can one drink alcohol while taking 400mg cimetidine?

Can one drink alcohol while taking 400mg cimetidine?

Caution: Cimetidine can impair your body's ability to break down alcohol, which means that you could get drunk on smaller amounts of alcohol than you normally would. Also, alcohol often worsens diseases for which you may be taking Cimetidine in the first place. I would avoid alcohol, but if the alcohol is important to you, you may want to be on a different stomach medicine. Good luck. ...Read more

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If a person does drink alcohol while taking keflex, do they have to restart the entire keflex regimen or can they just take one extra day of the antib?

If a person does drink alcohol while taking keflex, do they have to restart the entire keflex regimen or can they just take one extra day of the antib?

Neither: Alcohol is toxic to living tissues (we humans happen to be a complex glob of living tissues), so avoid drinking too much. Also, an infected person doesn't need any additional, voluntary toxins in the body. However, alcohol does not have a direct relationship to how many Keflex capsules one needs to take. That would just depend on how well the infection is clearing up, and on the doctor's orders. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking 40mg of prednisone a day? Just one or two glasses of wine.

Can you drink alcohol while taking 40mg of prednisone a day? Just one or two glasses of wine.

Better if you don't: Mixing alcohol with any med can cause unpredictable side effects due to the fact that alcohol has various metabolites that can interact with other drugs which also have various metabolites. In other words, it adds a strong component of unpredictability to your treatment. Not worth it. ...Read more

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Should you drink alcohol, if going to have one or two cups, after or before taking beta blocker medication metropolol 25 mg. ?

Should you drink alcohol, if going to have one or two cups, after or before taking beta blocker medication metropolol 25 mg. ?

Not a good idea: Its never a good idea to mix medication with alcohol. Although there is not a direct reaction between alcohol and a beta blocker the efffect of alcohol on blood pressure and pulse rate may make immediate use of either after the other a bad idea.To be safe I would take the beta blocker either in the morning or just before bed so that alcohol can be taken at the "usual" cocktail hour time! Dr Z ...Read more

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I've been taking azithromycine each second day, one pill. Tomorrow I will take 250 mg pill at 2 pm and have a party at 7 pm - can I drink alcohol?

I've been taking azithromycine each second day, one pill. Tomorrow I will take 250 mg pill at 2 pm and have a party at 7 pm - can I drink alcohol?

To good health: If you are taking antibiotics for an infection -in your case azithromycin, you should really focus on getting well. Especially since you are still early in the treatment. This means, staying up late, drinking alcohol etc are not recommended. Is this going to harm you? Probably not if it is only one drink but you should give your body a break since alcohol is a toxin, technically speaking. ...Read more

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I have been taking tryptomer 50mg from past one year daily before sleep recently I have started to skip on weekend's &I drink alcohol is it ok?

I have been taking tryptomer 50mg from past one year daily before sleep recently I have started to skip on weekend's &I drink alcohol is it ok?

Amitriptyline HCL: Drug interaction is possible: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=168-0,1034-14582 * Frankly, would take medication exactly as prescribed for you. ...Read more

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Why does one side of my face get hot when i drink alcohol ?

Alcohol Allergy: It sure sounds like you are one of the humans that are allergic to alcohol. I would advise that you avoid this. ...Read more

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Don't drink alcohol often but if I do drink a sugary one i will sometimes get a cramp lasting 10-20 minutes what is it ?

Don't drink alcohol often but if I do drink a sugary one i will sometimes get a cramp lasting 10-20 minutes what is it ?

It could be from: Stomach irritation/ gastritis, intestinal spasm etc. Follow up with your doctor. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-gastritis. ...Read more

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I had a concussion one week ago. Symptoms completely gone. When can I go to the gym, drink alcohol with my friends, and drink coffee here and there?

I had a concussion one week ago. Symptoms completely gone. When can I go to the gym, drink alcohol with my friends, and drink coffee here and there?

See your doctor: Depending on the severity of the concussion and your symptoms, you need to be followed by your physician. Your usual physical activity is also important and the type of sports you play. Please check in with your doctor for instructions regarding your individual progress. Hope your memory stays well. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol 10 hours after taking one 10-325mg Percocet? It was rx'd for recent surgery, but I only take it in the AM for PT.

Can I drink alcohol 10 hours after taking one 10-325mg Percocet? It was rx'd for recent surgery, but I only take it in the AM for PT.

No: Alcohol is a poison and it never did any body any good. Stay from it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I started taking Zyrtec (cetirizine) for 3 days, scratching issues, I have an event where I want to drink if I don't take the pill for one day may I drink alcohol?

Drink HOW much ETOH?: I always assume when someone asks a question like this that they are not talking about one or two social drinks. There is really no significant interaction between alcohol and antihistamines like zyrtec, (cetirizine) although both may be sedating. However, alcohol itself can result in itching, and may be part of the problem. If you are talking larger amounts of alcohol, that is in itself a problem. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol with one good kidney?

Can i drink alcohol with one good kidney?

Yes.: Alcohol does not rely on your kidney for excretion and does not generally harm the kidney. You should be wary of many other medications including all the non steroidal anti inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol with only one kidney?

Can i drink alcohol with only one kidney?

Yes/no: Kidney function is not altered by alcohol and vice a versa. So moderate amount of alcohol drinking is acceptable but drink lots of water with it in order to avoid dehydration(which Alcohol can cause as it is a diuretic and makes you urinate more than normal). So drinking water with alcohol and after wards for 12 hours will provide the extra protection to your remaining kidney. ...Read more

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Could one with schizophrenia drink alcohol?

Could one with schizophrenia drink alcohol?

If at all...: Only in moderation. Alcohol has numerous ill effects on general as well as mental health. The sedative effects of alcohol can be worsened by many psychiatric medications which can be life threatening risk of alcohol use disorders is elevated in individuals who suffer from schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Why can't one drink alcohol with Geodon (ziprasidone)? With Lithium?

Why can't one drink alcohol with Geodon (ziprasidone)? With Lithium?

Alcohol with meds: Combining alcohol with Geodon (ziprasidone) can cause drowsiness and dizziness. Combining alcohol with lithium can lead to lithium toxicity due to dehydration. Symptoms of lithium toxicity include: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, and tremors or muscle twitches. See: http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Medicine/medicine.htm Always check with your doctor before combining alcohol with medication. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it ok to miss a dose of biaxin (clarithromycin) to drink alcohol for one night?

Is it ok to miss a dose of biaxin (clarithromycin) to drink alcohol for one night?

In my opinion, no.: You are taking the biaxin (clarithromycin) for a reason. Alcohol will decrease the effectiveness of the antibiotic even if you keep taking it. You need the infection treated, but you do not need the alcohol. ...Read more

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Took one 5mg Lexapro (escitalopram) on Monday night and then decided not to take again. Is it safe to drink alcohol tonight approx 96 hours later? No other meds.

Took one 5mg Lexapro (escitalopram) on Monday night and then decided not to take again.  Is it safe to drink alcohol tonight approx 96 hours later? No other meds.

Don't stop like that: It strikes me that drinking is less of a concern related to your medicine than it is regarding your anxiety. Alcohol can be tricky to predict if you are not feeling well emotionally, so I would consider that. Since you were only taking your Lexapro (escitalopram) for one day, you probably did not have a bad reaction. But for the future, stopping antidepressants suddenly can make you feel terrible. Be careful ...Read more

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When I drink alcohol, one drink, my stomach starts hurting. What could that be ?

When I drink alcohol, one drink, my stomach starts hurting. What could that be ?

Gastritis: This sounds like gastritis, a general term for stomach irritation. Gastritis may occur without a more definitive diagnosis, or may represent underlying issues e.g. Ulcers, which can be dangerous. The general rule "if it hurts, don't do it" applies here- people with gastritis should avoid alcohol and other identified triggers, and seek help if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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What if I only have one kidney am I able to still drink alcohol?

What if I only have one kidney am I able to still drink alcohol?

Ask your oncologist: Even though ovarian cancers are not caused by hormones, i would still ask your oncologist. ...Read more

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