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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 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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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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