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Colchicine And Alcohol
You shouldn't: It would help to know why you are on Levaquin (levofloxacin) and predisone, but i will guess it is a pulmonary infection. Alcohol in amounts more than social drinking (1-2 drinks/day) impairs the cough reflex, increases chances of aspiration, damages our immune system and increases side effects of prednisone, especially stomach irritation/bleeding. If alcohol has become a problem for you, seek help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much alcohol can I drink after taking 1000mg of Paracetamol? Drinking 1.5L of home made alcohol (2-5% of alcohol) with paracetamol make me sick?
No alcohol: Combination of alcohol and paracetamol can result in hepatic necrosis. Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, so stay away from it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Can heavy daily alcohol use cause gallstones. Or damage to the gallbladder. Quit drinkin now gallbladder attacks afta fatty foods.did alcohol do this?
Yes : heavy alcohol use can damage your liver fist. The gallbladder is part of biliary system- same as liver. Alcohol can also trigger pancreatitis, that also can be triggered by gallstones. Fatty foods can trigger gallbladder pain. Basically, the point is that everything is related, and I highly recommend for you to stop drinking and eating fatty foods. ...Read more
Alcohol Abuse: I admire you for caring for your Health! Naltrexone is used to treat Alcoholism. Naltrexone will not cause to "sober up" It is not a cure for Alcoholism. Do not drink alcohol while taking Adavan (Ativan). This can increase the effects of Alcohol. Vistaril may impair thinking or reactions, may cause tremors, confusion, seizures. Discuss with Psychiatrist Alcoholism program , A.A. and Therapy. ...Read more
Ye and no: There is no absolute contraindication to some modest alcohol use, yet it is not advisable to drink alcohol if you have cancer being treated with chemotherapy unless you absolutely have to do it. So moderation is the best advice. But if i were you, i would not use alcohol with chemotherapy as it impairs the immune system which you need in order to fight your cancer. ...Read more
Recently taking eliquis, metatoprolol and Tylenol. Alcohol intake minimal. Enzymes raised significantly! Suggestions?
Please clarify: Let us know which lab tests were elevated. Can resubmit with clarification. ...Read more
Is it a bad idea to drink alcohol if i'm taking asacol, (mesalamine) mercaptopurine, prednisone, and celexa?
Not compatible: Why do you want to add insult to injury. Forget it. ...Read more
Gout rx: Colchicine is used to treat several inflammatory conditions. It is known best as a treatment for acute gout and prophylaxis for gout attacks. It is also used to treat less common conditions such as familial mediterranean fever, skin vasculitis, and chronic pericarditis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ectasy: Do not take ecstasy period! dangerous drug! ...Read more
Yes......: However there are other medicines that may be better. Treatment of an acute gouty flare is different that that for prevention of these. See your primary care doctor to see what medicine or combinations of medicine is best for you. ...Read more
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Many: The most common side effects of Colchicine involve the stomach and bowel and are dose related. These include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. One of the most worrisome side effects of Colchicine is that it can damage the bone marrow causing severe anemia and seriously low white blood counts, thereby increasing the risk of infections. ...Read more
Yes: Long-term Colchicine use can lead to liver/kidney toxicity, bone marrow suppression w/ decreased wbcs/thrombocytes/granulo-cytopenia; aplastic anemia; muscle damage; nerve damage, & more. Discuss with your fp/rheumatologist what other options are available to prevent these complications. ...Read more
See below: When your symptoms have abated, or you are throwing up. ...Read more
Why: Nothing different than if you weren't taking the two meds. More important, why are you taking what you think is ecstasy when you don't know who made it, what's in it, or what it might do to harm your body - particularly when you already have health problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible: Colchicine’s primarily affects the stomach and gut - its effects are diarrhea, as well as nausea and vomiting. Your question is a good one; the recommended dose for gout prophylaxis is 0.6 mg twice daily 12 hours apart. Many different patients respond differently to colchicine - some are very sensitive and experience diarrhea after one or two doses, some can tolerate many. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In taking colchicine for gout, does it work immediately or will it take a few days to help? Thanks
I am on colchicine on off but whenever i take it my body start itching.is this normal or i should stop?
Possible allergy: Itching after taking a medication may be a sign of allergy. You should stop taking the medication and discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more