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Can I drink alcohol while taking effexor (venlafaxine) and gabapentin?

Can I drink alcohol while taking effexor (venlafaxine) and gabapentin?

Not recommended: Psychoactive medications can cause significant central nervous system dysregulation when alcohol is consumed. Not only would you experience potential side effects such as dizziness, excess sedation and drops in blood pressure, but also impaired cognitive functioning. This includes poor judgement and disinhibition. Alcohol can also interfere with full efficacy of these medications. Hope this helps. ...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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I've been taking 75mg of Effexor, (venlafaxine) and a mild dose of Vyvanse. I understand that alcohol is not a good mix, but what can I do if I plan on drinking?

I've been taking 75mg of Effexor, (venlafaxine) and a mild dose of Vyvanse. I understand that alcohol is not a good mix, but what can I do if I plan on drinking?

Plan for trouble: I think you mean 'hear' by 'understand' - if you really comprehended, you'd know that even mixing your meds is a risk for serotonin syndrome. I know, it's low doses and you're maybe a big guy. Yeah, yeah. So, if you plan to take yet more risk - don't drive or do anything that requires being clear headed and warn people w/ you how to get you to medical care if you have chest pain, rapid pulse, etc. ...Read more

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Why is drinking alcohol a problem on effexor (venlafaxine)?

Why is drinking alcohol a problem on effexor (venlafaxine)?

Several problems: Effexor (venlafaxine) may be used to treat depression or anxiety. Alcohol may make depression worse and may hinder one's ability to cope w/ anxiety. Also, I worry about people who are afraid to "give up alcohol" or can't see themselves never taking a drink again. Why would you want to potentially sabotage your treatment for a drink? ...Read more

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Side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine) while drinking alcohol?

Side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine) while drinking alcohol?

Not a great combo: As a rough rule of thumb, Effexor (venlafaxine) will double the effects of alcohol, and alcohol will double the side effects of effexor (venlafaxine). So the best recommendation is skip the alcohol. At the very least, keep this formula in mind. ...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 while taking tamiflures?

Can you drink alcohol while taking tamiflures?

Not Advised: It is not advised to drink alcohol when you are ill regardless if you are on medication or not. That then gets much more specific in that you are not to drink alcohol when on medication for an acute illness such as the flu. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking decongestants?

Can you drink alcohol while taking decongestants?

Etoh & decongestant: Greetings. You can in moderation drink alcohol and take decongestants. Saline nasal wash is a great natural decongestant. ...Read more

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Why Cant You Drink Alcohol While Taking Vandazole?

Why Cant You Drink Alcohol While Taking Vandazole?

Vandazole: There is the potential for an interaction that will cause nausea and vomiting. It is a very unpleasant explosive vomiting. You also can turn red all over. It is the same type of reaction that occurs with Ant-abuse a medication given to help alcoholics not drink. ...Read more

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Should I be fine to drink alcohol while taking st john's wort?

Should I be fine to drink alcohol while taking st john's wort?

Not recommended: Using st. John's wort together with alcohol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol. Don't risk hurting yourself, or others. Good health! ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to drink alcohol while taking antybioticks?

Is it possible for you to drink alcohol while taking antybioticks?

Don't know, but...: Since there are no double-blind, randomized control trials to answer this question, can't tell you for sure. However, the question that I have is - since antibiotics are usually given only for a few days, if you don't feel like you can safely refrain from drinking alcohol for even that period, might you be struggling with an alcohol problem. Please discuss this with your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking zpak?

Can I drink alcohol while taking zpak?

Zpack/alcohol: Not good idea. Can have more stomach irritation & headaches. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking nyquil?

Can I drink alcohol while taking nyquil?

Not a good idea: Nyquil itself contains about 20% alcohol, but more importantly excessive alcohol is bad for the immune system, and itself makes many cold symptoms (particularly nasal stuffiness) worse. Adding additional alcohol to nyquil increases the chance of intoxication, which aside from being illegal at your age, is dangerous, particularly behind the wheel of a car or anything similar. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking difucan?

It is always prudent: Not to drink while you are on medication. However, I did not find any interaction between alcohol and difulan. Unfortunately it seems you can drink. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking keflex?

Yes: You can drink alcohol while taking Keflex but do it in moderation at most. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until its better. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking amox tr-k?

Can I drink alcohol while taking amox tr-k?

Alcohol & antibiotic: If you are on antibiotics for an infection, that means your body needs help. Alcohol is actually a toxin- although we are not used to thinking of it that way. So I don't think it's a good idea really to be drinking when on antibiotics for something. That said, there aren't any major drug interactions to worry about. Best to take it easy on yourself. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking penicillin?

Not recommended: I do not know of a specific interraction, however, when you are sick enough to take an antibiotic, alcohol may worsen your illness with dehydration, nausea, upset stomach, headache, lethargy etc. Drink water or an electrolyte replacement. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking carvedilol?

Can you drink alcohol while taking carvedilol?

Not advised: As with most medications of this type you should be very cautious drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking propranalol?

Alcohol: Can increase the effects of the med. So be very cautious when drinking. From medical perspective. No drinking. From reality. Be very cautious. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Cypro?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Cypro?

Probably not. ..: Probably not a good idea to take powerful antibiotics, fight off a bacterial infection and then add alcohol into the mix. Attached is an article from the Mayo Clinic regarding do's & dont's with Cipro. Hope that helps! Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/ciprofloxacin-oral-route/before-using/drg-20072288 ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking valacyclovir?

Can but shouldn't: Although there are no drug-drug (yes, alcohol is a drug) interactions listed, it is always best to avoid mixing medications with alcohol. Alcohol alone is irritating to the stomach and acts as a depressant and affects rational judgment. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking hydroxyzine too?

Can I drink alcohol while taking hydroxyzine too?

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) & Alcohol: Not good idea since both are sedating, and alcohol can intensify pain perception when sober. ...Read more

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Can one drink alcohol while taking 400mg cimetidine?

Caution: Cimetidine can impair your body's ability to break down alcohol, which means that you could get drunk on smaller amounts of alcohol than you normally would. Also, alcohol often worsens diseases for which you may be taking Cimetidine in the first place. I would avoid alcohol, but if the alcohol is important to you, you may want to be on a different stomach medicine. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking hydrochlorothiazide?

It depends: On how much. A beer with pizza is probably okay, but a fifth of whiskey, no. Alcohol is also a diurectic and when combined with a water pill could potentially further lower your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking hydrochlorothiazide?

Maybe: Alcohol and hydroclorothiazide (HCTZ) can have cumulative effects. Both can lower the blood pressure and cause dizziness, especially on rising fast from lying down. Other side effects you can read on your bottle may be exasperated when you add alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to drink alcohol while taking inh?

Not recommended: Use of alcohol can ^ risk of liver damage due to isoniazid. ...Read more

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Can I still drink alcohol while taking celexa (citalopram)?

Can I still drink alcohol while taking celexa (citalopram)?

Be Careful: Even moderate alcohol use can be associated with depression. Although there is no contraindication to an occasional drink, I would advise to be very careful with alcohol if you're being treated for depression. Also there can be a link between depression and the development of addictive behavior. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking aldactone (spironolactone)?

Can you drink alcohol while taking aldactone (spironolactone)?

Not a good idea.: Aldactone (spironolactone) is a "water pill" used to control blood pressure. The problem is that alcohol is also a diuretic causing more water loss. This can result in dehydration and a low blood pressure. ...Read more

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What happens when you drink alcohol while taking citalopram (30mg)?

What happens when you drink alcohol while taking citalopram (30mg)?

Interaction effects: Use of alcohol while on citalopram is strongly discouraged. Several important effects to know about: short-term there is a risk of increased drowsiness and sedation, dizziness, difficulties with concentration, and impaired decision making. Second alcohol reduces effectiveness of citalopram, increasing risk of heightened depression or anxiety symptoms, and may interfere with treatment outcomes. ...Read more

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What are the effects if you were to drink alcohol while taking campral?

Nothing: If you drink alcohol when you take campral, you do not have side effects. It's not like Antabuse (disulfiram) [you feel sick if you drink and take Antabuse (disulfiram) at the same time]. Campral helps you when you are withdrawing from alcohol: feeling anxious, trouble sleeping, sweating. What kind of support do you have? Congrats on making important changes in your life! ...Read more

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What affects will I get if I drink alcohol while taking the drug duromine?

What affects will I get if I drink alcohol while taking the drug duromine?

Unwise: Duromine or Phentermine is an appetite suppressant stimulant similar to amphetamine. Alcohol may increase med side effects such as rapid or irregular heart rate, blood pressure changes. Avoid alcohol while on this med. ...Read more

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What can happen if I drink alcohol while taking sam-e. Please be specific.

You'll become poorer: As you spend money for otc medication that hasn't ever been shown to help any known medical condition. Alcohol in moderation won't hurt you or interact with sam-e. What do you think you're treating with the supplement? And what evidence do you have that it's helping? It can interact with certain meds, but not alcohol. Don't believe everything you read on the internet. ...Read more

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If a person does drink alcohol while taking keflex, do they have to restart the entire keflex regimen or can they just take one extra day of the antib?

If a person does drink alcohol while taking keflex, do they have to restart the entire keflex regimen or can they just take one extra day of the antib?

Neither: Alcohol is toxic to living tissues (we humans happen to be a complex glob of living tissues), so avoid drinking too much. Also, an infected person doesn't need any additional, voluntary toxins in the body. However, alcohol does not have a direct relationship to how many Keflex capsules one needs to take. That would just depend on how well the infection is clearing up, and on the doctor's orders. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Venlafaxine (Definition)

It belong to classification of snri antidepressant also help anxiety start slow go slow its approved for depression and anxiety disorder there are some common side effects important never stop suddenly always taper slowly if you ever ...Read more


Effexor (Definition)

Venlafaxine is a non-tricyclic which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more