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Can You Drink Beer While Taking Femara
Why are you on it?: If you are on the medication to assist in getting pregnant, then alcohol is not your friend. If you are talking about one or two beers on an occasion, it shouldn't make any difference. If you are talking a six-pack a day (or any regular use), alcohol impairs ovulation as well as the maturation of follicles. If it is being used in the setting of breast cancer prevention, alcohol is also not good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There is no contraindication to consuming alcoholic beverages while on oral contraceptives. There are some conflicting early reports of higher alcohol levels per drink in people on birth control, but it was relatively minor and did not consistently occur in all subjects. Safe drinking limits in women are no more than 7 drinks/week or one per day. If you are drinking 4 or more, it may be a problem. ...Read more
No: I am always worried when people who are sick ask if they can drink while they're sick - this to me is a potential indicator of a drinking problem. You are on Amoxil (amoxicillin) for some kind of infection, and alcohol is not good for people with infections - it suppresses our immune system, makes it harder for white cells to find and eat bacteria. Alcohol has many drug interactions. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
NO: And the zyrtec shouldn't be your question, it should be the Klonopin (clonazepam). Benzos and alcohol DO NOT MIX. In fact, alcohol use itself can promote anxiety - it initially will dull it a bit, but then will rebound and it will increase - becomes a vicious cycle. Exactly how much beer are we talking about, and does the prescriber of your Klonopin (clonazepam) know about it? If not, they NEED to know, and soon. ...Read more
One beer, yes; more?: I always worry when someone asks about drinking with a certain med, or after a procedure or surgery. because it is a red flag to me, as an Addiction Medicine specialist, that there may be an underlying problem. Alcohol effects the immune system and impairs our ability to fight a number of infections, including fungal infections. One or two social drinks will not cause harm, but more certainly may. ...Read more
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