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What would happen if i drink alcohol while on treatment with lithobid, Depakote and seroquel (quetiapine)?

What would happen if i drink alcohol while on treatment with lithobid, Depakote and seroquel (quetiapine)?

Nothing helpful: As you have probably been told by your physician, drinking alcohol with medications like lithobid, depakote, and seroquel (quetiapine) is not recommended. It will accentuate central nervous system depression, leaving you sedated or worse. Additionally, alcohol may destabilize your sleep and mood further. Maintaining balance is essential for people on such medications. Please abstain from alcohol. ...Read more

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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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Why can't one drink alcohol with Geodon (ziprasidone)? With Lithium?

Why can't one drink alcohol with Geodon (ziprasidone)? With Lithium?

Alcohol with meds: Combining alcohol with Geodon (ziprasidone) can cause drowsiness and dizziness. Combining alcohol with lithium can lead to lithium toxicity due to dehydration. Symptoms of lithium toxicity include: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, and tremors or muscle twitches. See: http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Medicine/medicine.htm Always check with your doctor before combining alcohol with medication. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Probably just you: About 1 person in 1000 has an autosomal dominant trait producing a high GGT without drinking or anything else. From time to time, I have to reassure these people's employers, probation officers or whoever that they are not secretly abusing alcohol. ...Read more

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After how long after drinking doxyline can you drink alcohol?

After how long after drinking doxyline can you drink alcohol?

Drug interaction: Checker reveals that there may be some minor (unspecified) interactions which should not be clinically problematic. ...Read more

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How long till I can drink alcohol after a varicocelectomy?

How long till I can drink alcohol after a varicocelectomy?

Soon: There is no definite prohibition against drinking alcohol after varicocelectomy other than the interaction of alcohol with any pain medication that you might take and not drinking until you vomit . ...Read more

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If I had hepatitis as a teen does that mean I can't drink alcohol?

If I had hepatitis as a teen does that mean I can't drink alcohol?

Alcohol is not: Essential, but a functioning liver is! why take the chance of further damage? ...Read more

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I was wondering if i can drink alcohol 24 hours after taking lorazepam.

I was wondering if i can drink alcohol 24 hours after taking lorazepam.

Alcohol Abuse, Anxie: Lorazepam is for Anxiety, It helps to decrease worrying, upsetness, irritability and tension; and leads to relaxation. Reflect on your reasons to use Lorazepam and Alcohol. Both are habit forming. If you do not have Alcohol Dependence problem, it is ok drink Alcohol 24 hours after taking Lorazepam. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress, and understand need for Lorazepam and alcohol. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Lithium Carbonate (Definition)

Lithium carbonate is a medication approved to treat bipolar type 1 acute manic episodes. It is also used for as maintenance therapy to prevent future bipolar mood episodes. Its clinically efficacy is related to serum levels which require blood draws. It can cause a minor to serious side effects and is life threatening in overdose. For additional information, please refer ...Read more


Lithium (Definition)

Chemically, lithium is a light, soft, alkali metal. It's very highly reactive, so that in nature it's only found in compound form. It's useful in batteries. As a medication, Lithium Carbonate and citrate can be used to stabilize mood in people with bipolar disorder. In these people it can help with both mania and depression. Blood level monitoring is ...Read more