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If I finished a z-pak for an ear infection 2 days ago is it safe to drink alcohol?

If I finished a z-pak for an ear infection 2 days ago is it safe to drink alcohol?

Z-pack: We cannot advise children. We have to assume you are underage since you didn't post your age. ...Read more

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Z-Pak is a macrolide which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more


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What are some good alternatives to drinking caffeine?

What are some good alternatives to drinking caffeine?

Decaf or no caf: Most decaffeinated beverages have some caffeine.
There are non caffeine teas and other drinks such as soda and chocolate can have caffeine or substances that have the same or similar effects. The question might be what is the problem that you are having.? Is it anxiety or panic? If so these symptoms might need to be addressed by a psychological eval in addition to cutting down or out the caffeine. ...Read more

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How long until I can drink caffeine after a concussion?

How long until I can drink caffeine after a concussion?

No specific time: Since concussion can cause fatigue and difficulty paying attention, a judicious use of caffeine may help. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much caffeine cause reckless behavior?

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Can drinking too much caffeine cause reckless behavior?

Caffeine: Caffeine is stimulant, and excess can cause hyperarousal symptoms, confusion, visual disturbances, etc. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to drink caffeine to treat a migraine?

Is it recommended to drink caffeine to treat a migraine?

Not necessarily: Caffeine is a common part of many over-the-counter migraine medicines, and is sometimes prescribed to help treat them. But it is only a part. Alone it will likely not be enough to treat a migraine, so downing a coke or dr pepper sounds great but generally won't work. Bummer. On the other hand, it likely won't hurt, either. :-). Good luck! ...Read more

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I don't drink caffeine after 3. Why can't I sleep at 10?

I don't drink caffeine after 3. Why can't I sleep at 10?

Half life: As we age, we metabolize caffeine differently. It may take 13 hours to get out of your system. I tell patients to take last caffeine 12 hours before planned bedtime. Also caffeine can aggravate other medical issues which may be causing sleep problems (rls, nocturia, cardiac issues, etc). ...Read more

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Could drinking too much caffeine cause prostate problems?

Could drinking too much caffeine cause prostate problems?

Possibly: Caffeine can be an irritant to both the bladder and the prostate. Fortunately, it does not affect most people. ...Read more

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How does monster drink compare with nodoz (caffeine) pills?

How does monster drink compare with nodoz (caffeine) pills?

Monster is caffeine: Like nodoz, the active stimulant in monster is caffeine. Unlike nodoz, monster does not list the amount of caffeine, which makes it a potentially dangerous drink. ...Read more

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What're some negative effects of habitually drinking caffeine?

What're some negative effects of habitually drinking caffeine?

Caffeine: Some are anxiety, addiction, increased blood pressure, reduced control of fine motor movements & stimulation of urination (also refer to diagram). ...Read more

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How long can you safely stay awake drinking caffeine continuously?

How long can you safely stay awake drinking caffeine continuously?

Sleep is important: Caffeine becomes less effective the longer you take it. You built up a sleep debt that will overcome the stimulating effect of caffeine. First of all I would not be drinking caffeine continuously as your body needs sleep. Try to get eight hours of sleep a night. Staying up late for one night is not going to hurt too much but your memory and recall will be impaired. A good nights sleep is important. ...Read more

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How many hours before my bedtime, should I stop drinking caffeine?

How many hours before my bedtime, should I stop drinking caffeine?

See below: Half life of caffeine is about 5 hours. So avoid caffeine a few hours before bed, at least. Some people who have trouble sleeping, may be affected even after 12 pm. Keep caffeine consumption to a minimum to optimize your sleep quality at night. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink any caffeine today with an already fast heartbeat?

Is it safe to drink any caffeine today with an already fast heartbeat?

Safety: If your heart rate is well above the norm of 72 beats per minute then it is less safe. Some people are very sensitive to caffeine and it may have a greater impact on their heart and blood pressure than others. Check with a Dr regarding these concerns. ...Read more

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Am I overdosing on caffeine right now, if I drink energy drinks nonstop?

Am I overdosing on caffeine right now, if I drink energy drinks nonstop?

Yes: Overuse of energy drinks and "shots" has been associated with heart arrythmias, you don't need more than one or two cups of coffee's worth. ...Read more

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Can there be an energy drink or something that doesn't rely on caffeine?

There are some: There are some like xs energy drink but has herbs and another is e10energy drink. But my advice is that all this hype of energy drinks can be harmful for some and I will recommend a balanced diet, 7to8 hours of sleep, avoid stress, do not smoke and drink excessively, learn to relax and exercise regularly which will make your body produce endorphins which will give you energy and keep you healthy. ...Read more

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Does not drinking caffeine affect my unborn baby? Please, need some answers?

Does not drinking caffeine affect my unborn baby? Please, need some answers?

If anything it helps: Your unborn baby for you NOT to expose it to caffeine. While there isn't a lot of information that says caffeine exposure is risky to unborn children, most obstetricians recommend not taking anything in that you don't really need, and nobody really needs caffeine. Modest doses, 1-2 servings per day, are very unlikely to hurt either you or your baby, but higher doses may. Talk to your OB provider. ...Read more

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I drink about four or five cups of green tea a day, does it contain caffeine?

I drink about four or five cups of green tea a day, does it contain caffeine?

Yes: Four or five cups of green tea has almost as much caffeine as one cup of coffee. Green tea also has theobromine and theophylline (stimulants like cafffeine) which coffee doesn't have. ...Read more

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What happens if you drink too much caffeine? (like multiple energy drinks etc.)

What happens if you drink too much caffeine? (like multiple energy drinks etc.)

TOO MUCH CAFFEINE: Here are some of the problems from too much caffeine: irregular or accelerated heartbeat. Dizziness, fever, facial flushing. Headaches, increased urination, hallucinations. Insomnia and restlessness. Jitteriness, vomiting, irritability. Insomnia. Cut down on your caffeine! ...Read more

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Is drinking hot tea healthier than drinking coffee? Which one has more caffeine?

Is drinking hot tea healthier than drinking coffee? Which one has more caffeine?

Caffeine: Usally coffee contains more caffeine than tea. For best health benefits consider white, red and green tea. Take care. ...Read more

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If I can't have sugar and can't have caffeine, what can I eat/drink for quick energy?

If I can't have sugar and can't have caffeine, what can I eat/drink for quick energy?

Quick up, quick down: Work on getting plenty of sleep and exercise, eating a balanced diet and staying hydrated. Quick fixes for energy often drop you as fast as they pick you up. Emergen-c with a large glass of water can sometimes help. ...Read more

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I get headaches every morning if I don't drink something with caffeine it is this normal?

I get headaches every morning if I don't drink something with caffeine it is this normal?

Caffeine withdrawal: If your body is dependent on caffeine, lack of it may cause headaches. If you discontinue caffeine you can expect the headaches for several days up to 2 weeks. Generally these types of headaches are relieved by tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Once you're past the withdrawal phase the headaches typically do not return unless you resume the caffeine intake. ...Read more

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Why can't u drink drinks with caffeine in them such as soda or coffee after donating plasma?

Fluids noc caffeine: You need to replace the fluid volume most immediately and caffeine increases blood flow to the kidneys, makes more urine, and thereby reduces plasma volume in the short term. Drink fluids but not caffeine. ...Read more

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I'm trying to stop drinking pop but I'm getting awful caffeine headaches. What do you suggest?

I'm trying to stop drinking pop but I'm getting awful caffeine headaches. What do you suggest?

Caffeine withdrawal: Try going back to a small dose of caffeine, enough to cause your headaches to resolve. When stable, decrease your caffeine ingestion slowly. This should allow you to withdraw without complications. ...Read more

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I have insomnia and I forgot that a drink had caffeine and its night how can I get it out of my system?

I have insomnia and I forgot that a drink had caffeine and its night how can I get it out of my system?

Coffee: It will go out on its own. From now on I would avoid this. Call avoiding caff before bedtime good judgement from now on.

You know where good judgement comes from?
Experience.
You know where experience comes from?
Bad judgement.

You are welcome

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I drank one energy drink (80mg of caffeine) while I never had caffeine before? I'm 16 by the way! Is this dangerous?

No more than your: First cup of coffee. And I would find it hard to believe you never had a Coke or Pepsi! Congrats on waiting until 16! There are rare individuals who are highly sensitive to caffeine, and can't sleep, get anxiety attacks, get tremulous after a single cup of coffee. Most people can drink 2-3 servings of caffeinated beverages without problems. High dose energy drinks may be dangerous. ...Read more

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Is normal anxiety different from caffeine induced anxiety? When I drink coffee, I feel very unsettled and can't make it stop.

Is normal anxiety different from caffeine induced anxiety? When I drink coffee, I feel very unsettled and can't make it stop.

Don't drink coffee: Patient: it hurts every time I hit my thumb w/hammer. Doctor: then don't hit your thumb w/hammer. Anxiety is anxiety in terms of experience. What's different is cause. You know the cause. Better yet, it's avoidable. So stop drinking coffee. If you're really curious, pay attention to what happens when you drink tea, soda, or energy drinks as they all have caffeine to varying degrees. Chocolate, too. ...Read more