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Doctor insights on: Drinking Alcohol And Taking Lamictal

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Could you tell me what are side effects of drinking alcohol on lamictal?

Could you tell me what are side effects of drinking alcohol on lamictal?

Prob not a good idea: I am guessing you are taking it for mood stability. Alcohol is bad for mood stability. Also, not sure about lamictal, but with ssris, alcohol washes the medication out of the body, and the med is trying to build to a steady blood level. See the problem? In addition to alcohol being a depressant, it lowers the blood level of many meds. ...Read more

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Can I pass out while drinking alcohol and taking metformin?

In moderation, no.: You may run into trouble with severe low blood sugar levels if you take other diabetic medications which cause hypoglycemia (metformin alone is not one of them), since alcohol impairs the liver's ability to release glucose if you are hypoglycemic. Since you need a healthy liver to metabolize metformin properly, I would advise moderation in your alcohol intake. ...Read more

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What is the risk of drinking alcohol and taking 20mg of lexapro (escitalopram)?

What is the risk of drinking alcohol and taking 20mg of lexapro (escitalopram)?

Interaction: 'Using escitalopram together with ethanol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment.' See: http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1034-14582, 1013-565 ...Read more

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Why is the liver overworking while on paroxetine and why do u get more drunk because of that while drinking alcohol and taking paroxetine together? TU

Why is the liver overworking while on paroxetine and why do u get more drunk because of that while drinking alcohol and taking paroxetine together? TU

Please don't mix: Paxil and Alcohol. See: http://www. Drugs. Com/food-interactions/paroxetine, paxil. Html. Paxil can inhibit enzymes in liver that help with metabolism of alcohol. ...Read more

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I've noticed today my veins in my breast are so visible and blue! Am I ok. I've been working out, stopped drinking alcohol and taking a new supplement?

I've noticed today my veins in my breast are so visible and blue! Am I ok. I've been working out, stopped drinking alcohol and taking a new supplement?

Likely normal: If you have fair skin, your veins are more noticeable- easily to be seen. Person with darker skin, will be more difficult to see the vein. Nothing to worry. But if you still worry- go to see your doctor and have yourself checked. ...Read more

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Is taking ashwagandha and drinking alcohol a bad idea?

Is taking ashwagandha and drinking alcohol a bad idea?

Both are a bad idea: Taking either of these is a bad idea and taking these together is a doubly bad idea. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of drinking alcohol while taking azo?

What are the side effects of drinking alcohol while taking azo?

Drug interaction: Checker revealed no interactions between Azo and alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it possible to not get sick from drinking alcohol while taking flagyl?

Is it possible to not get sick from drinking alcohol while taking flagyl?

No: Flagyl or Metronidazole inhibits an enzyme that facilitates the metabolism of a byproduct of alcohol metabolism that causes all of those effects when drinking alcohol on top of flagyl: flushing, discomfort, nausea, etc. It is best to finish your course of flagyl, wait about a week and you resume drinking alcohol responsibly. ...Read more

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Are there any negative effects of drinking alcohol while taking pantoprazole (besides the pantoprazole not working as well to reduce acid)?

Are there any negative effects of drinking alcohol while taking pantoprazole (besides the pantoprazole not working as well to reduce acid)?

Alcohol and Panto: There is no interaction between alcohol and pantoprazole. You must question whether the alcohol is causing or is contributing to the symptoms you are trying to treat with the pantoprazole, though. ...Read more

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How long after taking propranolol (20mg) should I wait before drinking alcohol? I take it for anxiety during presentations. 4 hours? 12 hours? 1 day?

Not recommend: Alcohol may increase or decrease levels and possibly effect of propanolol. The plasma half-life of Propranolol is from 3 to 6 hours. It is recommended that you avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking propranolol. Be prudent, sensible and careful. ...Read more

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Is there a significant risk of drinking alcohol when taking isoniazid?

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Is there a significant risk of drinking alcohol when taking isoniazid?

Alcohol: Not good idea to mix alcohol with any medication metabolized by liver. ...Read more

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What are the Effects of drinking alcohol after taking the morning after?

What are the Effects of drinking alcohol after taking the morning after?

Don't understand?: After taking WHAT the morning after?? If you are asking about the validity of using alcohol to treat hangovers - the "hair of the dog that bit you"- it has been decisively demonstrated in several studies to be ineffective and harmful. Some people are not hung over - they wake up in alcohol withdrawal, with anxiety, tremor, headache, nausea and many symptoms similar to hangovers&alcohol does help ...Read more

Lamictal (Definition)

Lamictal (lamotrigine) is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant. Lamictal is used either alone or in combination with other medications to treat epileptic seizures ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Lamotrigine (Definition)

Lamotrigine is employed to treat psychiatric problems, and epilepsy. It is one of many meds that can help multiple ...Read more