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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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Could I drink alcohol in moderation while on low dose chemotherapy pills as well as prednisone?

Could I drink alcohol in moderation while on low dose chemotherapy pills as well as prednisone?

Wouldn't recommend: it. Alcohol is a carcinogen, and whether it was involved in your cancer or not, you are far better off without it. In addition, it can alter the metabolism of a very large number of drugs, causing them to potentially have either toxic effects, or not work as well. Also, it reduces the ability to fight infection and impairs healing. I strongly urge no regular use of alcohol. Occ. 1 might be ok. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to drink alcohol if i'm taking asacol, (mesalamine) mercaptopurine, prednisone, and celexa?

Is it a bad idea to drink alcohol if i'm taking asacol, (mesalamine) mercaptopurine, prednisone, and celexa?

Yes: Alcohol depletes serotonin making Celexa (citalopram) not work. Alcohol causes diahrea and irritates your bowel (you apparently have inflamatory bowel problem from your meds) do you think a few hours of alcohol high is worth days to weeks of agony from ibs and depression? ...Read more

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I am on prednisone for poison ivy. Can I drink alcohol?

I am on prednisone for poison ivy. Can I drink alcohol?

Depends: Depends on how much alcohol is consumed. A routine glass of wine or a shot glass of liquor should be no problem. but if you are diabetic both Prednisone & alcohol may raise your blood sugar. The name of the game is moderation & common sense and while on the Prednisone don't ingest alcohol on an empty stomach. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection and was put on cefdinir, and prednisone. I have a wedding to attend in 4 days. Can i drink alcohol while on these?

I have a sinus infection and was put on cefdinir, and prednisone. I have a wedding to attend in 4 days. Can i drink alcohol while on these?

SPARINGLY: The small glasses of champagne to toast the wedding couple is fine, but would not exceed that. Alcohol interferes with the ability of white blood cells to fight infection, and in general is not a good fit with antibiotic treatment. A very limited amount should not cause a problem, but tying one on certainly might. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol on predinisone?

Avoidance: It is probably best to avoid alcohol. Depending on your medical condition, and dose of prednisone, it is beat to be clear headed. ...Read more

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Hello. At 11:30am I took 1 pill of Prednisone 10mg. I am going to a party with alcohol and was wondering when I can drink. Not anything to get me druk?

Hello. At 11:30am I took 1 pill of Prednisone 10mg. I am going to a party with alcohol and was wondering when I can drink. Not anything to get me druk?

1-2 drinks OK: Assuming you are not particularly ill as the reason for taking steroids, in most situations, you should be able to have 1-2 drinks while on this low dose of steroids. If any unusual adverse effects, then avoid alcohol altogether. ...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

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