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Drinking Alcohol And Taking Lamictal
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
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
Can i still drink alcohol if i'm taking Depakote and lamictal for epilepsy and celexa for depression?
Alcohol: Definitely not, especially with your history of seizures. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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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