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Can You Drink Alcohol With Atenolol
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
I'm taking 50 mg of atenolol per day (2-25 mg pills per day). I take this for essential tremors. Can I drink alcohol on this?
Great question: Always ask a Dr about these things when they prescribe. It increases the effects and can dangerously lower blood pressure. So, generally avoid mixing but if you do plan a holiday drink keep it to one small one and prepare by having someone you can rely on if needed. Try to talk to your Dr for advice specific to you. Have a good holiday season! ...Read more
I'm taking Atenolol 50 mg and lisinopril 20 mg a day if I'm in a party can I drink alcohol while taking this prescription pills?
Would be careful!: Atenolol and ethanol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate. Ref: https://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=273-0, 1476-0, 1034-14582 ...Read more
I take half of a 25mg atenenol can I drink alcohol? Will this effect the pill? It's forr hyperthyroidism
OK to drink EtOH: Hi. It's OK to drink alcohol while taking a beta-blocker. I always advise people to drink responsibly in moderation if they drink, but alcohol per se will not interfere with the beta-blocker or your hyperthyroidism (which I hope/assume has been or is being treated). Cheers! ...Read more
I take 1/2 a 25mg tablet of atenolol, I'm going on vacation soon and will admit I do drink a good amount of alcohol when I go on vacations. Is this ok?
I usually take Atenolol at night for HBP, at what time should I take it the days that I'll be drinking alcohol?
Drink Sparingly: Atenolol is almost completely removed by the kidney, Alcohol is detoxified by the liver (good). One problem is atenolol is really not a 24 hour medication (18-20hours), thus because I presume you are drinking when your atenolol is at a low level, drinking a great deal may increase the chance of abnormal heart beats. It is best not to drink too much. I put patients on 1/2 their atenolol twice a day ...Read more
Hi I was wondering my GGT LEVEL is 64U/L which is very high but I don't drink alcohol or take drugs what causes the elevation? Hep test negative
May just be you: That's high for the lab, I trust? About one person in 1000 always runs a way-high GGT. It's genetic. These folks get accused of being drunks. You're not. Sorry there was a misunderstanding. If everything else is okay, forget it. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on how much you are talking about when you say "drink." if you are on pencillin, it is to treat an infection. Large quantities of alcohol (more than 2-3 drinks on an occasion) interfere with the body's ability to fight infections - white blood cells do not work as well to gobble up germs and make antibodies in the presence of alcohol. If it is a beer or 2, or a glass of win, no problem. ...Read more
Safe to drink:
Yes it is safe to drink alcohol in moderation as long as you do not have a medical contraindication like liver disease
studies have shown that if you are male and drink 2 drinks a day, like 2glasses of wine, 2beers, or two shots of hard liqour, it is beneficial to your health as it raises yourhdl
in women who are not pregnant or nursing 10 drinks a week is beneficial
any more than that can be harmful. ...Read more
Sure, if you want to: Pee out the benefits of the vitamins. You list tuberculosis in your list of conditions, and if you are being treated for active Tb, or have a history of it, alcohol is NOT your friend. It reduces our ability to fight infections. It also robs of us vitamins, especially B vitamins. If you are talking social drinking (1-2 standard drinks/day) it should not be a problem. If more, it might be. ...Read more
Question: If a person has sarcoid and if they have gastrointestinal involvement (clinically evident GI involvement occurs in less than 1% of sarcoidosis), then liver involvement is probable. Have your GGT and alkaline phosphotase checked. If normal, less danger w/ moderate alcohol. The main thing is to determine extent of sarcoid involvement so it doesn't dominate your social, sex, work life. ...Read more
Yes.: It should not be an issue.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Maybe: It depends on the degree to which a persons immune system is suppressed & if active liver disease is present (ie. Active hepatits b or c). It also depends on if the hiv+ person is taking HIV medication. Many HIV medicines interact with the liver & excessive drinking could interfer with these therapies. Always report your drinking habits with your doctor. Excessive alcohol intake is never healthy. ...Read more
No: If you drink any alcohol at all with Flagyl being taken simultaneously, then you will definitely get very sick and start vomiting! Or what we refer to as an Antabuse (disulfiram) reaction. This is a well known problem with flagyl. Not a pleasant experience at all. I would recommend completely avoiding all alcoholic drinks while taking flagyl. Period. ...Read more
Atenolol is a relatively long-acting (24 hours) beta-blocker. Beta-blockers as a group of medications calm or slow the heart rate down. They stop the swings in hr from stress or nerves. If someone is on a good dose of a beta-blocker and are startled, the medication suppresses the pounding of your heart. It also won't allow the hr to climb with exercise. It's used to ...Read more
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