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Can You Drink Alcohol Before Colonoscopy
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
Yes.: A drink or two should be of no consequence. Were you contemplating a drinking "binge?" ...Read more
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?
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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
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
While getting a colonoscopy, can doctors tell if you've been smoking marijuana or drinking alcohol a couple days prior?
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?
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
Yes you can: Yes you can as long as you do not drink too much. ...Read more
Is there another: spelling or name for Mezavant? if so - please provide and will check for drug interactions. ...Read more
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
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
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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