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Can i drink alcohol after a colonoscopy?

Can i drink alcohol after a colonoscopy?

Yes, within limits: It should not matter as long as it is moderate use of alcohol. Excessive drinking causes colon cancer, so watch out! ...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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When is it safe to drink alcohol after a colonoscopy?

When is it safe to drink alcohol after a colonoscopy?

Wait a day: Most people have some level of sedation with their colonoscopy and it would not be ideal to mix alcohol with these medications. The bowel prep also can make people dehydrated. If you can, wait 24 hours before consuming alcohol. ...Read more

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So is it not safe to drink alcohol even if it is a beer or 2 the same day you have an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy performed? I had sedation today?

So is it not safe to drink alcohol even if it is a beer or 2 the same day you have an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy performed? I had sedation today?

Alcohol Abuse: Your Health is Precious!
It is not clear if you gave history of Alcohol use to Gastro-entomologist and discussed need for endoscopy and colonoscopy.
Using Alcohol with Medications used for sedation can cause more side effects.
If you have Alcohol induced Gastritis, Pancreatitis or Hepatitis, please do not use Alcohol.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy for alcohol need, judgement and AA meetings. ...Read more

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I'm getting endoscopy and colonoscopy on 18th, do I need to avoid alcohol ? How long before procedure do I need to stop drinking ?

I'm getting endoscopy and colonoscopy on 18th, do I need to avoid alcohol ? How long before procedure do I need to stop drinking ?

Ask your doctor: You certainly need to avoid it after midnight the night before the procedure, since you will likely have sedation with these tests, but the final arbiter on how long you should be without alcohol before the test is the gastroenterologist who is going to perform the tests. It should be in the instructions you get before the procedure, and if it isn't, you should ask. Good luck. ...Read more

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While getting a colonoscopy, can doctors tell if you've been smoking marijuana or drinking alcohol a couple days prior?

While getting a colonoscopy, can doctors tell if you've been smoking marijuana or drinking alcohol a couple days prior?

No: To find that out they would have to do blood and or urine test.Neither would indicate alcohol use after a few days. but the weed would show in specific testing.In many states they have to have you sign a permit to these for these before they do it. ...Read more

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How many days before a colonoscopy should i stop drinking alcohol? Should i stop just during the bowel prep and the day of the procedure?

How many days before a colonoscopy should i stop drinking alcohol? Should i stop just during the bowel prep and the day of the procedure?

Agree with below: not a question that most social-only drinkers would ask. Daily alcohol consumption can make sedating you more difficult as your liver is revved up. Would try to stay away for at least 5-7 days if you're drinking more than 2drinks/day or 14/week. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol before a blood test?

Not a good idea: Alcohol intake will affect some lab results and may make interpretation of the results problematic. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol before a tetanus shot?

Can you drink alcohol before a tetanus shot?

YES YOU CAN BUT WHY: Yes drinking alcohol before the Tetanus shot but why do you want to drink alcohol before getting Tetanus Shot
It will not change the effectiveness of the vaccine but it does not make sense ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

I do every thanksgiv: L tyrosine is a normal amino acid found in meat. There is no more interaction between it an alcohol than meat and alcohol. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with cepalexin?

Can you drink alcohol with cepalexin?

Drug interactions: No drug interactions were found between cephalexin & alcohol using the Drugs.Com drug interaction checker.
REF: https://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.html ...Read more

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Can you take buckleys and drink alcohol?

Can you take buckleys and drink alcohol?

Buckley's coughsyrup: Most products made by Buckley's contain dextromethorphan, a potent cough suppressant. It is not a good idea to drink alcohol with this medication. If your cough persists for more than one week, despite using Buckley's, or if you have high fevers, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, do you think I can drink alcohol while on mezavant?

Hi, do you think I can drink alcohol while on mezavant?

Is there another: spelling or name for Mezavant? if so - please provide and will check for drug interactions. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol on Vyvans?

Can I drink alcohol on Vyvans?

Hmmmm: A modest amount at the end of the day when Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is used early shouldn't be an issue. However, the alcohol will negate the benefits of the Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol twicw a week?

Can i drink alcohol twicw a week?

Depends how much: 1 glass of wine for women, 2 glasses for men is acceptable. And may even have health benefits. 1-2 glasses of hard liquor daily is a different story. Pregnant women should not be drinking at all.
As in many things in life,
moderation and common sense are the key. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with nyquil?

Alcohol and NyQuil: Nyquil has alcohol so the effect would be additive. I probably would avoid using nyquil when i was drinking. Be safe. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol every night?

Is it ok to drink alcohol every night?

It depends : This depends on how much alcohol, the type & your genetics. Evidence suggests that 1-2 drinks a nite may protect against heart disease, but it increases cancer risk. Red wine is the healthiest form. I think it would be wise to average 1 per nite & take a couple nites a week off. See http://www.Hsph.Harvard.Edu/nutritionsource/alcohol-full-story/ & http://www.Denverpost.Com/recommended/ci_22598999. ...Read more

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Taking tetralysal can you drink alcohol?

I am sorry: This is a product which is not sold in the United States - and I have been unable to do a drug interaction check on it. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol and take fluconazol?

No interactions : Were found with alcohol and fluconazol using a drug interaction checker. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with an open socket?

Can you drink alcohol with an open socket?

Maybe: Be careful if you are on pain medications. The alcohol will not affect the socket. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol if you have low iron?

Can you drink alcohol if you have low iron?

TryHeavn'sGrapeJuice: Well, it won't make you feel any stronger in the long run.Some say alcohol stores iron in the body but I don't think that is significant unless you are a lush (like several drinks a day for several years,like,you know,a flaming drunk)The bright side is that wine is made of grapes which contain a fair amount of iron(100gm=2%RDA) and wine has .6mg/5oz=roughly 10%RDA. But there are better sources. ...Read more

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Could i drink alcohol again after a hiatus?

Alcohol Dependent?: If you are alcohol dependent then no return to drinking would be safe for you. ...Read more

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Can people with galactosemia drink alcohol?

Can people with galactosemia drink alcohol?

Depends: The alcohol wouldn't be a problem for most, but some mixes may have galactose sugar which would be(think milk or creamy additives). If they are vigilant about researching which drinks or mixes they should avoid, i thing an occasional drink would be fine. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol whiled taking Vitamax ?

Sure, if you want to: pee out the benefits of the vitamins. You list tuberculosis in your list of conditions, and if you are being treated for active Tb, or have a history of it, alcohol is NOT your friend. It reduces our ability to fight infections. It also robs of us vitamins, especially B vitamins. If you are talking social drinking (1-2 standard drinks/day) it should not be a problem. If more, it might be. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while takink duodart?

DutasterideTamsulosi: Duodart appears to be a combination of Dutasteride & tamsulosin, used to treat benign prostate hypertrophy (bph). I could find no contraindication between alcohol consumption and both drugs separately. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more