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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I drink SMALL amounts of alcohol - normal heart, but in AF. I am not susceptible to alcohol but does Flecainide (in itself) make me MORE susceptible
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
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. Hope it helps. ...Read more
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?
Never: 3 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a pretty high dose and adding alcohol to that at any time would be dangerous. Sounds like you may need further evaluation for whatever you need to take 3 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with.........If you could have fixed it yourself by now you probably would have - time for a doctor visit?! ...Read more
Common sense: There's no absolute or SAFEST answer in my opinion to such a question except to warn of the possible interactions between ALL over the counter drugs that have nervous system stimulatory or depressant effects and alcohol. I would recommend not using alcohol if the effects of the medication can still be felt. More questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR if you'd like an appointment. ...Read more
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