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Can You Drink Alcohol While Herpes Medication
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, in moderation: There are no contraindications to drinking alcohol while taking valacyclovir for oral herpes. Contraindications/cautions include: hypersens to drug/class/compon, caution if immunocompormised, advanced hiv, renal impairment, concurrent nephrotoxic agents, elderly, if dehydrated. Getting drunk may not be safe to yourself and/or to others, however. That's why I suggest drinking in "moderation". ...Read more
Not wise,,,: Although there's no noted contraindication to doing this, it's generally not a good idea to drink alcohol with any drug, especially large amounts of alcohol that can affect the metabolism and concentration of that drug, and increase side effects. Having said that, it's unlikely that a glass of wine or small amount of alcohol would be significant, unless it is a major contraindication for the drug ...Read more
Is alcohol safe: The answer to this question very much depends on the medications you are taking. Certain medication can have a serious interactions with alcohol and others will not. In this matter, your pharmacist is a great reference. Ask the pharmacist where you get most of your prescriptions filled. ...Read more
Depends: Liquid cold medicines often contain alcohol anyway. Read all labels. Some cause drosiness, dizziness and blood pressure changes, which can be made worse with alcohol. Will depend on how much alcohol is consumed. Excessive alcohol consumption can be detrimental to health regardless of any associated conditions. ...Read more
I'm on medication but whenever I drink alcohol heavily I become suicidal. Is alcohol my problem here? (i drink on occasion, last night was horrible)
Serotonin receptors: One of the reasons you should not drink on seroytergic drugs is exactly this reaction which I have noted can cause severe suicidality even with as little as two drinks. This is a worse depression than when you started on the medication. The prosuicidal effect can last up to 72 hours. Alcohol can cause depression on its own anyway. Do yourself a favor and stop drinking even if hospital is needed. ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if you have epilepsy and are not taking any medication can you drink alcohol?
In moderation: 1-2 ounces of alcohol per day should not adversely affect your hypertension or your anti hypertensive medications. Actually, there are several long-term studies that suggest 1-2 ounces per day can have positive effects. However, moderate to heavy alcohol consumption is never recommended. ...Read more
Nizatidine > 6 Weeks: Nizatidine is generally safe to take for longer than 6 weeks. But, if you need to take it for 6 weeks or longer, your symptoms probably indicate that you should be under a doctor's care. If you're not, check in with your doctor. You can have an occasional drink, but alcohol will make your GI symptoms worse which is counter productive as to why you're taking the nizatidine. ...Read more
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!
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Can I drink alcohol while taking celexa (citalopram)? Is there any medications that should not be taken with celexa (citalopram)?
Not a good idea but: Drinking alcohol while taking Celexa (citalopram) can increase the side effects of Celexa (citalopram) and vice versa. But if you drink, drink only small or moderate amont. That is 1drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men, and be careful as to side effects. You should not take MAO inhibiters, ectasy street drug, other ssris, st john warts, other sedatives and sleeping pills if approved by your doctor with care. Ask ur md. ...Read more
Take 45 mg of buspirone daily. OK to drink alcohol on this medication? It does not say not to just that it may amplify side effects.
Was put on buspirone 7.5mg twice a day for anxiety and was wondering if you can drink alcohol in moderation on this medication no driving Obviously?
Ask doctor/pharmacy: Depends on what you mean by moderation, and depends on whether alcohol has been problematic for you in the past. Alcohol use can be a cause of anxiety, or can often be a dysfunctional response to anxiety. It also can worsen gastritis and even be a cause of GI bleeding. This should be something you discuss with the prescribing physician and/or your pharmacist. An single social drink ok, more not ...Read more
Depends.: Excessive alcohol use can damage your liver so that it is not able to metabolize antidepressants causing them to accumulate in the blood stream and not be excreted at the usual rate - so side effects could be more pronounced. Alcohol acts as a depressant so it will directly interfere with any benefits of taking an antidepressant. In large amounts both substances can kill you -- don't do it! ...Read more
I take flecainide 100mg twice a day. Is it dangerous to drink alcohol on this medication? Even just a tiny bit?
I am going to a cinco de mayo party and I am currently on clindamycin for cellulitis. Can I drink alcohol or will it interfere with the medication?
You may...: There are minor interactions between the agents you mentioned, according to the following reference: http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=187-0, 1034-14582, 685-337, 1015-567 ...Read more
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
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