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Can you drink beer/wine if you're taking amoxicillin?

Should not: It is generally not recommended to drink alcoholic beverages while on antibiotics. Best to finish the full course before drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Please help me to understand correlation between drink beer/wine and hepatitis B?

Please help me to understand correlation between drink beer/wine and hepatitis B?

Not caused by ETOH: Hepatitis B is not caused by alcohol use, however if you are alcohol intoxicated, you are more likely to have an unprotected sex which can be a cause for acquiring Hepatitis B infection. If you have contracted hepatitis B infection and have liver disease, it is better not to drink alcohol at all because of a possibility of further liver damage by alcohol. ...Read more

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I'm 42yr old female that used to binge drink every weekend from age of about 30 up until a couple yrs ago. I only drink beer/wine. I worry about liver?

I'm 42yr old female that used to binge drink every weekend from age of about 30 up until a couple yrs ago. I only drink beer/wine. I worry about liver?

Liver damage: Congrats on taking better care of yourself. Abuse of alcohol can destroy your life as well as your liver. Please see your doc. He/she MAY do some lab testing of your liver enzymes and tell you how things stand. Even "only" drinking beer/wine can be dangerous. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why does my back hurt when I drink? I don't drink alcohol often, but when I drink certain drinks, the middle of my back hurts so badly that I am sometime paralyzed in pain. I can drink beer, wine, and most liquirs fine. I cannot drink any pre-mixed drink

Why does my back hurt when I drink? I don't drink alcohol often, but when I drink certain drinks, the middle of my back hurts so badly that I am sometime paralyzed in pain. I can drink beer, wine, and most liquirs fine. I cannot drink any pre-mixed drink

That's a curious one: I've never heard of this so I can only make conjectures...Could it be gall bladder pain coming from mixed drinks with milk or fat products? Perhaps there's an explanation in chinese medicine? I don't even know what kind of regular md I would recommend to see. Perhaps start with your primary care provider and see if any clues come up with standard labs, exam, or history.. ...Read more

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How can one best de-stress without overeating or drinking beer/wine? (non-smoker, no drugs)

How can one best de-stress without overeating or drinking beer/wine? (non-smoker, no drugs)

De-stress: I commend you for wanting to de-stress without overeating or drinking beer/wine.
• Feel Blessings of 3 Million Air Sacs in your lungs due to which you have Breath of Life every 4 seconds for 32 years.
•Focus on “Breath Is Life”
•Keep saying until you run out of breath.
•Take another deep breath and repeat the same.
•Do it with 10 breaths.
Stress thoughts will pass away like clouds on mountain. ...Read more

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Over active bladder at night I do not drink caffine or drink beer or wine etc?

Recommend evaluation: Overactive bladder is defined as urinary urgency (hallmark symptom), often associated with daytime and/or nighttime urinary frequency, with or without incontinence, in the absence of infection or other causative pathologic conditions. I would recommend you see your doctor for evaluation that should include an adequate history, physical exam, urinalysis and possibly a 3-day voiding diary. ...Read more

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How long should you have to wait to drink beer or wine after taking epilepsy medicines?

How long should you have to wait to drink beer or wine after taking epilepsy medicines?

Wrong question: One drink of beer or wine is not the problem, no cut off number is available---but people with epilepsy will have more seizures if they abuse alcohol, mostly from alcohol withdrawal or after binge drinking--also alcohol affect drug treatment and compliance. ...Read more

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When I drink beer or wine my kidneys ache real bad. What is causing this? I hardly ever drink.

When I drink beer or wine my kidneys ache real bad. What is causing this? I hardly ever drink.

Doubt kidney pain: I highly doubt it's kidney pain. How do you know its your kidneys? Keep yourself well hydrated. If pain persists in the the mid back (if that's where the pain is now) you will need further evaluation including a kidney sonogram. ...Read more

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How long after I've taken the naprelan (naproxen) is it safe to drink beer or wine?

How long after I've taken the naprelan (naproxen) is it safe to drink beer or wine?

Risk of Bleeding: Naprelan (naproxen) is a non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) and is used to treat mild to moderate pain, fevers, and inflammation. One should avoid alcohol completely when using this medication. Taking them together can lead to bleeding in the stomach and intestines. Deaths have been reported when using both together. If you can't stop alcohol you may have drinking problem! ...Read more

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Can I drink beer or wine after taking morphine sulfate?

Can I drink beer or wine after taking morphine sulfate?

Heavens, no!: There is no conceivable scenario in which alcohol and morphine, taken simultaneously, add up to a desirable outcome - unless you are suicidal. ...Read more

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Drinking beer or wine is good?

Drinking beer or wine is good?

Not especially: Used moderately, drinking some beer or wine can be enjoyable and not dangerous to you. Still, it isn't particularly "good." some studies praise the polyphenols and flavonoids (cancer fighters) in red wine. Actually though, hot cocoa contains much more of those. Cocoa is healthier than milk chocolate, because it's minus the extra saturated fat. ...Read more

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What does drinking beer and wine daily do to your body?

What does drinking beer and wine daily do to your body?

Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots, stone formation, diabetes & rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more

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What exactly does drinking beer and wine every day do to your body?

What exactly does drinking beer and wine every day do to your body?

See details: It is addictive and causes heart, neurologic and liver problems that can be severe of life-threatening. ...Read more

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With the new OTC aids / HIV test, does it give you unreliable results if you've been drinking (beer or wine) and eating around the time of the test?

With the new OTC aids / HIV test, does it give you unreliable results if you've been drinking (beer or wine) and eating around the time of the test?

15-30 minutes: You should not eat, drink, or chew gum 15 minutes prior to the test or use oral care products or alcohol for 30 minutes prior to the test. ...Read more

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61 yrs old, urinating a lot more than usual no matter what I drink water, beer, wine. Possible causes?

61 yrs old, urinating a lot more than usual no matter what I drink water, beer, wine. Possible causes?

Needs testing: Beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages, as well as caffeinated sodas, actually cause you to urinate out more fluid than you took in, because both alcohol and caffeine have diuretic effects. The most common reason for increased urination is diabetes, but there are other causes as well. You need to see your physician for a check-up, together with a urinalysis-and maybe further testing if needed. ...Read more

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61 yrs old, urinating a lot more than usual no matter what I drink water, beer, wine, all cause 10 /15 times a day. What to do?

61 yrs old, urinating a lot more than usual no matter what I drink water, beer, wine, all cause 10 /15 times a day. What to do?

See your doctor.: Check with your doctor who can take a complete history and exam. Medications, caffeine intake, diabetes, prostate disease and others are potential considerations. A doctor who can see you and order appropriate labs and studies can help sort this out. All the best. ...Read more

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Can I drink (wine, beer, etc) while being on azithromycin, today is nye?

Can I drink (wine, beer, etc) while being on azithromycin, today is nye?

Yes: No problem taking Azithromycin with alcohol but keep it in moderation as you must have some type of infection to be on an antibiotic to begin with. ...Read more

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Can I drink any beer or wine while taking tramadol and norflex (orphenadrine)?

Can I drink any beer or wine while taking tramadol and norflex (orphenadrine)?

Bad idea: Beer and both medications are depressants of brain function. All can make you sleepy. The combo could be very dangerous. ...Read more

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