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Can people with pacemakers consume alcohol?

Can people with pacemakers consume alcohol?

Yes: Alcohol in moderation (one drink per day) has actually been proven to be beneficial in most patients except those with cardiomyopathy (a disease of the heart muscle). A pacemaker's function is not affected by alcohol intake. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Pacemaker (Definition)

A pacemaker is a device which sends electrical signals to the heart triggering heartbeats when needed. There are many ways to implant and configure a pacemaker; it may beat the top chambers (atria), lower chambers (ventricles) or both. Some systems stimulate both the left and right ventricles together. Pacemakers generally treat abnormally slow heart rhythms and certain ...Read more


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How long do I have to wait to drink alcohol after getting a pacemaker?

How long do I have to wait to drink alcohol after getting a pacemaker?

Moderation: There is no set rule to having a glass of wine after undergoing pacemaker insertion. The only thing that we recommend is moderation in everything you do, including alcohol. A glass of red wine is usually ok. Discuss with your electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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Heart pacemaker — alcohol question. Can you drink if you have a pacemaker?

Heart pacemaker — alcohol question.  Can you drink if you have a pacemaker?

Drink: Yes you can. I would strongly suggest moderation, one beer, or one glass of wine only. Alcohol ingestion is bad for you even without a pacemaker. ...Read more

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Can people with a heart pacemaker drink alcohol occassionally?

Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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Can people with a heart pacemaker drink alcohol occassionally?

Yes, usually: Unless the underlying reason for the cardiac condition is not alcohol related or exacerbated, social consumption of alcohol should not be a problem. Best to discuss with one's own physician. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol after having aortic valve replacement surgery and while having a pacemaker?

Can you drink alcohol after having aortic valve replacement surgery and while having a pacemaker?

Yes: If you have a mechanical aortic valve and Coumadin (warfarin) for thinning blood, you have to be careful. Small quantities like a glass of wine or beer is okay. But large amounts can derange the blood thinning effects of coumadin (warfarin).
No relationship with pacemakers. ...Read more

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Aortic valve replacement, and a pacemaker. 21. What alcohol is allowed? If in moderation, beer, liquor, wine? How about cannabis if vaporized?

Aortic valve replacement, and a pacemaker. 21. What alcohol is allowed? If in moderation, beer, liquor, wine? How about cannabis if vaporized?

None usually: Valve replacement in a young person usually means a mechanical valve with lifelong anti coagulation with coumadin (warfarin). Therefor, alcohol usually not a good idea. ...Read more

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The baby is 8 months old l I'm still lactating can I consume alcohol o ccasionally.

The baby is 8 months old l I'm still lactating can I consume alcohol o ccasionally.

See below: Yes. But in moderation. The alcohol is secreted into the breast milk and thus can be transferred to the child. Use common sense. ...Read more

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Can I consume alcohol while taking diltiazem?

Can I consume alcohol while taking diltiazem?

Alcohol & meds/drugs: It is strongly recommended that you not drink alcohol with adizem (diltiazem, a calcium-channel blocker). Alcohol affects how fast the medication is released from the capsule, according the prescribing information. Given that you are taking this for cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure or heart health reasons), it would make sense not to put yourself in danger because you consumed alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it possible to consume alcohol while on minocycline?

Is it possible to consume alcohol while on minocycline?

No interaction: Was noted when combination of alcohol & minocycline was checked using Drugs. Com drug interaction checker. However, that doesn't mean that it isn't possible for an interaction to occur. ...Read more

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How long after taking Zantac can I consume alcohol?

How long after taking Zantac can I consume alcohol?

No waiting period: Technically there is no interaction between alcohol and Zantac, however alcohol intake should be limited or eliminated when GERD or peptic ulcer disease are present, as alcohol can worsen these conditions. ...Read more

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Can someone consume alcohol while taking flecainide?

Should not: Flecainide is used for heart rhythm disturbances, many of which can be caused by alcohol. Alcohol, especially when taken regularly in even moderate doses (2-3 drinks/day) can actually damage the heart muscle in predisposed people. It also has numerous drug interactions, and can lower therapeutic levels of many drugs. You need to talk with your doctor about your alcohol use. ...Read more

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Got pancreatic injury can I consume alcohol and smoke?

Got pancreatic injury can I consume alcohol and smoke?

No. Bad idea.: Tobacco and alcohol both are causes of pancreatitis. Getting pancreatitis, especially chronic pancreatitis, can led to pancreatic cancer. Pancreas disease is a bad one, and can lead to a miserable, painful end. ...Read more

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Can someone consume alcohol while taking flecainide meds?

No: Why do I always think anybody who is asking "can I drink" is generally somebody who is drinking too much? Flecainide is prescribed for cardiac arrhythmias, and alcohol can itself cause cardiac arrhythmias, or worsen pre-existing ones, as well as interacting with the many medications used to treat it. Does your prescribing doc know you drink, and you should discuss it with him/her. ...Read more

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How many days after taking flagyl, can you consume alcohol?

How many days after taking flagyl, can you consume alcohol?

At least 3 days: If you drink alcohol while you are on flagyl, you can get very sick. Some are very sensitive to this and will get sick with even a very small amount. For others, the reaction is minimal. ...Read more

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Is it ok to consume alcohol 24 hours after a percocet dosage?

Is it ok to consume alcohol 24 hours after a percocet dosage?

Yes: Alcohol can be additive to the sedation and respiratory depressant effects of percocet. Therefore, the warning not to take these two together. After 24 hours there should be no significant danger. ...Read more

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When after a concussion can I consume alcohol without any risks?

Alcohol Concussion: I would avoid alcohol consumption until all symptoms of the concussion are gone. Headaches, short term memory loss, concentration difficulties, dizziness and vision problems are common with a concussion. ...Read more

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How long after I stop taking meloxicam can I safely consume alcohol?

How long after I stop taking meloxicam can I safely consume alcohol?

A few days...: After about 3 days your body should have metabolized most of the mobic (meloxicam)... Just don't have too much, or your stomach and liver will be hyper-functioning... ...Read more

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What could excessive shivering be a sign of? I do not consume alcohol

See answer: Some possibilities, ... Thyroid diseas, infection, being cold. See a dr. For an eval and some possible testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Consume alcohol once after spicy dinner. Any other cure for that ingestion?

Spicy helped?: Alcohol can damage the stomach lining, like food acid, stomach acid, or bacteria. Beer has lots of carbs which may buffer a spicy meal, or a small amount of wine. Antacids, acid blocking medications are available over the counter, stronger by prescription for daily heartburn that persists. ...Read more

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How many days should I wait to consume alcohol after having a minor concussion?

How many days should I wait to consume alcohol after having a minor concussion?

Alcohol and concussi: Concussion symptoms can last for a variable amount of time, usually one to two weeks. Headaches, concentration, light bothering eyes, and short term memory are common symptoms. I would not recommend drinking alcohol until all symptoms are resolved. Alcohol can lower your susceptibility to having a seizure, which can be a more serious problem with head injuries. ...Read more

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I consume alcohol in large quantity and now am havin kidney pain what it could be?

I consume alcohol in large quantity and now am havin kidney pain what it could be?

Alcohol intoxication: U need looked at and thoroughly examined by your pcp to rule out any damage. ...Read more

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Hi there, I had my appendix removed yesterday and I was wondering when I could consume alcohol and recreational drugs?

Hi there, I had my appendix removed yesterday and I was wondering when I could consume alcohol and recreational drugs?

Alcohol and drugs: Your question indicates that you may be on a dangerous lifestyle course. You should obtain help on the dangers of mixing alcohol and recreational drugs to take care of yourself and not fall prey to addiction and disease. Take effort to learn the truth. Your life is at stake. ...Read more

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If I haven't had skelaxin (metaxalone) 800mg for 36 hours, is it ok to consume alcohol? How long after alchohol should I wait to take it?

If I haven't had skelaxin (metaxalone) 800mg for 36 hours, is it ok to consume alcohol? How long after alchohol should I wait to take it?

You should really: Wait 48 hours before resuming alcohol intake. Skelaxin (metaxalone) has a long half-life and I would be careful with its sedative effects adding on to alcohol usage. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I know that liquor and cocaine creates cocathylene but does that process occur if you consume alcohol days after the consumption of cocaine?

I know that liquor and cocaine creates cocathylene but does that process occur if you consume alcohol days after the consumption of cocaine?

NotLikely except----: Cocaethylene is formed by the liver when coccain and ethanol coexist in the blood. Although the half-life of cocaine is short but in chronic users or if it follows a heavy binge it can be detected in urine upto 12 days. So if you are not a chronic user or on heavy binge, there will be no cocaine in blood after days. In chronic users and on heavy binge it may take 12to14 days ...Read more

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How long does concerta stay in your system? And how long after taking 18mg of concerta do you have to wait before being able to consume alcohol?

How long does concerta stay in your system? And how long after taking 18mg of concerta do you have to wait before being able to consume alcohol?

Not recommended: To mix Concerta with alcohol, as a matter of fact any medication. The half-life of Concerta is 3.5 to 6.7 hours. Approximately 6 half-lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system. 6.7*6/24= 1.67 days. The Concerta will stay in your system for about 2 days.
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I consume alcohol daily. My b. P stays very high such as 105 by 160. I am taking tazloc 80 by 5 am but still it is not under control. What should I do to?

Quit alcohol: Quit alcohol for a few weeks and see what your BP does. If it does not normalize you will require additional medications. ...Read more

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44, male, Consume alcohol/smoke occasionally. Fasting sugar 237. Is it something to worry about? how to reduce the sugar level? any diet help? Thanks

44, male, Consume alcohol/smoke occasionally. Fasting sugar 237. Is it something to worry about? how to reduce the sugar level? any diet help?
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Yes that is: something to worry about. That is a significantly elevated fasting blood sugar level. I strongly encourage you to see you doctor for a comprehensive medical evaluation. I would encourage you to stop smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol. Your doctor can arrange for you to see a nutritionist to assist you with developing healthy eating habits. Take care. ...Read more