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Drinking Alcohol While Taking Neupogen Affects
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
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
Are there any negative effects of drinking alcohol while taking pantoprazole (besides the pantoprazole not working as well to reduce acid)?
Several reasons: 1. Alcohol tends to maintain and worsen depression, so it will oppose the effect of the antidepressant. 2. Alcohol feels "stronger", so coordination, driving, etc, may be more impaired than expected. 3. The combination increases the risk of seizures. 4. Suicide risk is greatly increased if a depressed person drinks. ...Read more
What're the effects drinking alcohol while taking these medications: paroxetine, zolpidem, and levetiracetam?
Additive: Acohol has an additive sedating effect with all those meds. That you're taking that particular pharmacological cocktail implies you have a significant neuropsychiatric disorder. Alcoholmusevin these conditions can be detrimental. Please share your drinking history with prescribing doctor. ...Read more
Drinking small amount of alcohol may be alright, but if you drink too much it can lead to a serious condition called lactic acidosis, which can be life threatning, discuss with your doctor how much you can drink
it will not lower your blood sugar, and may raise it as alcohol is carbs. ...Read more
Hello, I've started taking 1mg respiridone for my bipolar tendencies. Want to know if I'm at a deadly danger by drinking alcohol while taking it?
Pain med and alcohol: Persistent use of both -when there is no need -is bad and problematic. ...Read more
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
No problem: No adverse effects.Get a more detailed answer ›
Both are a bad idea: Taking either of these is a bad idea and taking these together is a doubly bad idea. ...Read more
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
Short time: Within a few days after last dose. Not more than 2 a day. ...Read more
Do it in: Moderation, in small amounts, and only with meals. ...Read more
Sedatives: Initially, yes, depending on quantity consumed.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I stopped taking mobic (meloxicam) 4 days ago can I drink? I have only taken 2 15 mg doses. How soon can I resume taking after drinking alcohol?
Immediately: You do not have to waste time. You can start drinking immediately. ...Read more
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?
Unaswerable: You do realize that we are really physicians here. Medicine has little to say about alcohol use unless it is being abused or causing damage to one's health. I believe that unless you have health consequences to your drinking then drinking rarely and slowly is a good piece of advise to remember. Moderation in all things. ...Read more
Possibly-low doses: There have been associations (which does not necessarily mean that alcohol is the CAUSE of the effect) between low dose alcohol (up to 2 drinks per day in men and 1 drink in women and men over 60) and improvement in HDL cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol), with a lower rate of coronary heart disease/heart attack, which are the major cause of death in the western world. Exercise works even better. ...Read more
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
Pain where??: If you ever put alcohol on a cut, you know that it is toxic to tissues - it burns! That is not just true of isopropyl alcohol but ethyl (beverage) alcohol as well. People can get pain in their mouth and throats, esophagus, stomach and duodenum from drinking excessive alcohol, or for those with particular sensitivity. It can also inflame the liver and pancreas, causing abdominal and back pain. ...Read more
One drink per day: In a healthy individual one drink per day on average is considered okay. Drinking large amounts of alcohol on a regular basis has damaging effects on multiple body systems with well-documented negative effects on brain, liver, cardiovascular system, connective tissue/skin, immune system, blood, & so forth. If you cannot stick to one drink per day consider avoiding alcohol. Do not drink with meds. ...Read more
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