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Can You Drink Alcohol With Azathioprine
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
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
My AST level is abnormally high. It is 60 U/L. I don't drink alcohol and don't have hepatitis. What is causing this? What should I do?
I consistently have a lft, gamma GT of 115 u/l, with no evidence of a fatty liver, and I rarely drink alcohol, what could be the cause of this?
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
As long as you don't have other medical contraindications, and you have fully recovered from surgery, which can take several weeks depending on the technique used.
Remember, never mix alcohol with narcotics or sedatives, don't drink in excess, don't drive after drinking even small amounts of alcohol. ...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
A little bit.: A small amount of alcohol should be okay, if you have normal liver function and are not taking any other medications or using any other recr. Substances. Too much alcohol or liver disease or mixing meds may cause all sorts of problems, not just with Primolut-N (norethisterone). See a great page for detailed info on this medicine. Https://www. Medicines. Org. Uk/emc/medicine/1838 ...Read more
Alcohol luvox (fluvoxamine): First of all, a lack of self control to continue alcohol while having a mental diagnosis will lead most of times to failure of treatment. Luvox (fluvoxamine) is primarily used for obsessive compulsive problems. It is a most difficult DX to treat and needs psychotherapy along with meds. Weakness to use alcohol while on med results from lack of motivation to heal. ...Read more
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