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Can You Drink Alcohol While Taking Prednisone
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
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
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
The drug interaction: Checker I used did not show interactions - but that is not a guarantee that a reaction couldn't occur. ...Read more
Can I drink alcohol while taking prednisone 20MG? I just got put on it today because I had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic I was taking..
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.
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
Avoid both: Both are to be avoided with ulcers. Discuss your history with your physician. ...Read more
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
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
Can I drink alcohol on prednisone? The last pill I took was 36 hours ago and it is a 60mg tablet. Is the pill out of my system and is it safe to drink?
Is it a bad idea to drink alcohol if I'm taking asacol, (mesalamine) mercaptopurine, prednisone, and celexa?
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
I have a sinus infection and was put on cefdinir, and prednisone. Can I drink alcohol while on these?
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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?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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