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Can I use nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhalers and also drink alcohol?

Can I use nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhalers and also drink alcohol?

Use cautiously: Nicotine & alcohol (etoh) are liver enzyme inducers. This means they help the body get rid of many medications faster than normal (reducing their effectiveness). Nicotine energizes while etoh is disinhibiting – a bad combination! both etoh & nicotine are teratogenic. Both can be poisonous to the body (nicotine is a primary ingredient in some insecticides). What would a prudent person do? ...Read more

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What are the dangers of mixing benedryl and alcohol and alcohol?

What are the dangers of mixing benedryl and alcohol and alcohol?

Two too many, too: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has sedative properties. Alcohol has properties that are sedating. And that second alcohol dose will go even further to causing stupor, coma and death. Also seizures, loss of balance, poor judgement. ...Read more

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What are the effects of pseudoephedrine and alcohol combined?

What are the effects of pseudoephedrine and alcohol combined?

Very buzzed : The sudafed is a stimulant the alcohol is a depressent. Depending on how much of each substance and your own personal body chemistry will determine the effects that you experience. Btw - i would not recommend this. The alcoholic "energy drinks" do the same thing. ...Read more

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Do anti-depressants help most or all people with drug and alcohol addictions?

Do anti-depressants help most or all people with drug and alcohol addictions?

NO: No medication is always helpful. Given by experienced physicians antidepressants are often helpful in the appropriate setting. ...Read more

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Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Alcohol poisoning: Caffeine causes one to stay more awake while drinking which raises the risk of drinking excessively. Usually intoxication makes one sleepy, but caffeination in alcohol enables one to keep drinking to potential alcohol poisoning. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol with levaquin (levofloxacin) and prednisone? Will it diminish the effects?

Can i drink alcohol with levaquin (levofloxacin) and prednisone?  Will it diminish the effects?

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 more

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Alcohol abuse and medicines like Adavan, vistral, and naltrexone ?

Alcohol abuse and medicines like Adavan, vistral, and naltrexone ?

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

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How fast do the symptoms of anaphylaxis worsen under influence of alcohol and tobacco use?

How fast do the symptoms of anaphylaxis worsen under influence of alcohol and tobacco use?

LIkely quickly: The most urgent issues for anaphylaxis are breathing problem and shock. Since alcohol dilates the blood vessels , it will take even more volume to keep your circulation going. As anaphylaxis often causes a reduction in blood volume , alcohol may make the problem worse. As for smoking, it is not a problem but why would you be smoking anyway? ...Read more

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Consequences of excessive use of cigarette and alcohol to the body?

Lung cancer & COPD: (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)heart attacks, strokes & bladder cancer all from ciggarettes. Xs alcohol can lead to liver cirrhosis, delerium tremens (dts) if body becomes alcohol dependent & you stop drinking for a while, esophageal varices which can result in massive vomiting of blood & death. ...Read more

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Can alcohol worsen the effects of hypoglycemia?

Can alcohol worsen the effects of hypoglycemia?

It can: Alcohol can raise your sugar and then drop it suddenly, particularly if you drink and then don't eat for a number of hours. Alcohol should always be with means and in moderation. It can also affect some medication. Check/wyour pharmacist. ...Read more

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What kind of diet should be consumed by patient using corticosteroids?As corticosteroids enhances metabolism of carbohydrates and protiens.

What kind of diet should be consumed by patient using corticosteroids?As corticosteroids enhances metabolism of carbohydrates and protiens.

Less processed meals: You should be consuming a natural diet low in refined or processed sugars and salt as well try to avoid high fructose corn syrup . Avoid drinking fruit juices it's more healthy to eat the whole fruit, eat more vegestables. ...Read more

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Does alcohol intake interfere with chemotherapy and other cancer therapy?

Does alcohol intake interfere with chemotherapy and other cancer therapy?

Yes!: Yes-- alcohol can cause life threatening side effects when combind with chemotherapy and other cancer treatements. Be sure and talk with your doctor to find out when it is safe to resume alcohol consumption, based on your overall health and the timing of your medications. ...Read more

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Can u drink alcohol in moderation while on low dose chemotherapy pills as well as prednisone?

Can u drink alcohol in moderation while on low dose chemotherapy pills as well as prednisone?

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

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Can you drink alcohol and smoke with Crohn's disease?

Can you drink alcohol and smoke with Crohn's disease?

I don't think either: Will make crohn's disease worse specifically. But smoking will certainly hurt your lungs and all air passages. Small amounts of alcohol will probably not hurt, but large amounts can harm any GI tract, with or without crohn's disease. ...Read more

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Can alcohol affect GABA and those with anxiety?

Can alcohol affect GABA and those with anxiety?

Yes: Alcohol is a downer and people with anxiety often use to self medicate and relax, unfortunately this is now a great long term solution and can result in addiction. It does facilitate gaba and that is how it has it's sedative and relaxing effects. ...Read more

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How to avoid the side effects of medications containing "corticoid"?

How to avoid the side effects of medications containing "corticoid"?

Steroid: Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory steroids for asthma/copd and other diseases. When taken by mouth, or IV or im the systemic effect will occur. When sprayed nasally or inhaled into the lungs the dose and the delivery system prevents systemic side effects (depending on dose and usage). Same thing with "cortisone" skin or local preparations, systemic side effect mitigated. ...Read more

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Can I use an albuterol and qvar inhaler and then drink alcohol?

Can I use an albuterol and qvar inhaler and then drink alcohol?

Depends: No real "Contraindication" but immediate use of alcohol with any medicine is NOT WISE! You can have a reasonable amount of alcohol in between doses of your medications. Hope this Helps Dr Z ...Read more