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Can you tan or drink alcohol while taking Prednisone?

Can you tan or drink alcohol while taking Prednisone?

Steroids and alcohol: Its never a good idea. Steroids do increase the Ulcer risk and alcohol will just help the process. I guess a single glass of wine probably will not do much harm ...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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Can you drink alcohol while taking 40mg of prednisone a day? Just one or two glasses of wine.

Can you drink alcohol while taking 40mg of prednisone a day? Just one or two glasses of wine.

Better if you don't: Mixing alcohol with any med can cause unpredictable side effects due to the fact that alcohol has various metabolites that can interact with other drugs which also have various metabolites. In other words, it adds a strong component of unpredictability to your treatment. Not worth it. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while taking prednisone?

Can i drink alcohol while taking prednisone?

Probably Should Not: There is no “official” recommendation on this. Both of these medications can irritate the stomach and can lower the immune system. It is believed that taking both together may case side effects that were not there previously. Prednisone is a powerful medication and it is advisable that you avoid alcohol while taking this medication. ...Read more

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

The drug interaction: Checker i used did not show interactions - but that is not a guarantee that a reaction couldn't occur. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking Prednisone 5 mg? I don't take any other Rx meds and it's a 6 day Rx for Prednisone, started today. No stomach issues.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Prednisone 5 mg? I don't take any other Rx meds and it's a 6 day Rx for Prednisone, started today. No stomach issues.

Possibly: There should be no adverse interactions between alcohol and Prednisone. However, I do not know the condition for which you are taking it. I do wonder why you cannot wait six days to consume alcohol. ...Read more

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Can u drink alcohol in moderation while on low dose chemotherapy pills as well as prednisone?

Can u drink alcohol in moderation while on low dose chemotherapy pills as well as prednisone?

Ye and no: There is no absolute contraindication to some modest alcohol use, yet it is not advisable to drink alcohol if you have cancer being treated with chemotherapy unless you absolutely have to do it. So moderation is the best advice. But if i were you, i would not use alcohol with chemotherapy as it impairs the immune system which you need in order to fight your cancer. ...Read more

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If i've had ulcers before should I drink alcohol while on prednisone?

Avoid both: Both are to be avoided with ulcers. Discuss your history with your physician. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol with levaquin (levofloxacin) and prednisone? Will it diminish the effects?

Can i drink alcohol with levaquin (levofloxacin) and prednisone?  Will it diminish the effects?

You shouldn't: It would help to know why you are on Levaquin (levofloxacin) and predisone, but i will guess it is a pulmonary infection. Alcohol in amounts more than social drinking (1-2 drinks/day) impairs the cough reflex, increases chances of aspiration, damages our immune system and increases side effects of prednisone, especially stomach irritation/bleeding. If alcohol has become a problem for you, seek help. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more