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Can I drink on atenolol and klonopin (clonazepam)?

Can I drink on atenolol and klonopin (clonazepam)?

Very, very minimal: A very small amount of low % alcohol - beer, wine on a special occasion may be ok, but there are moderately risky effects of mixing these. You may lower blood pressure too much (your Rx mix already can do it) and you may be dizzy, faint or make errors - do not drive! Try to find a better way to enjoy yourself. ...Read more

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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more


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Can I drink alcohol on Vyvans?

Can I drink alcohol on Vyvans?

Hmmmm: A modest amount at the end of the day when Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is used early shouldn't be an issue. However, the alcohol will negate the benefits of the Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). ...Read more

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Why is drinking alcohol a problem on effexor (venlafaxine)?

Why is drinking alcohol a problem on effexor (venlafaxine)?

Several problems: Effexor (venlafaxine) may be used to treat depression or anxiety. Alcohol may make depression worse and may hinder one's ability to cope w/ anxiety. Also, i worry about people who are afraid to "give up alcohol" or can't see themselves never taking a drink again. Why would you want to potentially sabotage your treatment for a drink? ...Read more

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Is it okay to be drinking one beer on xanax (alprazolam)?

Is it okay to be drinking one beer on xanax (alprazolam)?

Not Advisable: It is hard to predict how you will react, and the xanax (alprazolam) effects can be compounded by the alcohol. You can be suddenly very sedated or cognitively impaired (or your movements very uncoordinated resulting in a fall.). ...Read more

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Tips on detoxing from high dose of ativan (lorazepam)?

Tips on detoxing from high dose of ativan (lorazepam)?

Medical attention.: Detoxing from hisgh dose of Ativan (lorazepam) need to be done slowly and under close supervision of your physician, to prevent benzo withdrawl seizure. ...Read more

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I'm on Lexapro (escitalopram) and klonopin .Can i drink one beer?

I'm on Lexapro (escitalopram) and klonopin .Can i drink one beer?

MAYBE: If you are on medications check with your own physician about using alcohol. Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant and Klonopin is for anxiety. Alcohol is a depressant and is cross tolerant with Klonopin so it is additive in other words. If you truly drank only one regular size beer once in a while it may be alright but do not drive and do not drink and take the medications at the same time. ...Read more

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Can i drink caffeinated sodas while i'm on ativan (lorazepam) 1mg?

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Can i drink caffeinated sodas while i'm on ativan (lorazepam) 1mg?

Caffeine: I can think of no contraindication to doing so, as long as in moderation. Excess caffeine can reverse effects of Ativan (lorazepam) for anxiety. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol on celexa (citalopram)?

Can you drink alcohol on celexa (citalopram)?

Best To Avoid: Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant and alcohol is a depressant. Common sense tells us to avoid alcohol while treating depression, otherwise one agent will cancel the other. I have always considered alcohol the "original medication". It calms you, gives you confidence, stimulates you and puts you to sleep and can even be unused as an antiseptic. If you are unable to stop drinking talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Drinking beet while on azythromycin?

Drinking beet while on azythromycin?

Azithromycin: There is no known interaction between Azithromycin and alcohol use. It is recommended in general not to drink too much alcohol when a person is sick. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol on sertraline?

Can you drink alcohol on sertraline?

Not a good idea: Serotonin reuptake inhibitors like sertraline magnify the effects of alcohol. One drink is like taking two drinks. It is best to not use alcohol while on this medication. If you do drink it is best to limit it to one drink only. One drink is considered one 12 oz beer, one 4 oz glass of wine or one 1.5 oz of hard liquor. ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana while on Prozac (fluoxetine) bad? I am on 20 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine)

Is smoking marijuana while on Prozac (fluoxetine) bad? I am on 20 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine)

See below: Marijuana treats depression and withdrawal from it worsens depression. Drug levels vary so unless you are consistently intoxicated, your symptoms will be exacerbated by withdrawal. Is the depression so bad that you need to put up with the unavoidable cognitive impairment and risk of smoke exposure? ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while on amitriptyline?

Can I drink alcohol while on amitriptyline?

Not recommended: It is not recommended to drink alcohol when taking medications, including Elavil/amitriptyline. The liver is responsible for metabolizing both alcohol and medications, adding additional burden especially in those with medical problems. If taken as an anti-depressant, the goals of treatment with Elavil are being undone by drinking alcohol, which is by definition a nervous system depressant. ...Read more

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Drinking on Prozac vs drinking on lexapro (escitalopram). Is there a difference?

Drinking on Prozac vs drinking on lexapro (escitalopram). Is there a difference?

No: Pharmacologically, the two are very similar. However, alcohol is a central nervous system depressant and so drinking while taking antidepressants make them work harder or not at all. Moderation is key. ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana bad while on accutane? How about drinking alcohol?

Is smoking marijuana bad while on accutane? How about drinking alcohol?

Don't do it: When you started up on accutane, you probably made a promise not to drink alcohol while you're taking it, to be good to your liver. You'd do well to keep this promise. Congratulations on your courage to take this medicine and clear your acne. It's a brave start to a new life. Why go into it goofy from smoking "weed" -- even if it's legal where you live? ...Read more

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Can i drink a glass of red eine while taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Can i drink a glass of red eine while taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Wine with Zoloft (sertraline): As a psychiatrist who works primarily with severely persistently mentally ill consumers statistically 70% of my patients are using illicit drugs or alcohol. If u want 1 glass of red wine (better for heart) a day then as i tell my patients i see no problem. That being said u need to share this decision with your treating professional so he/she is informed and kept in the loop. He/she may not agree. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol while on zyprexa trigger a psychosis?

Additive risk: Per se, drinking alcohol with Zyprexa is not very likely to cause psychosis although you have to very cautious because of the additive effect of alcohol on Zyprexa's prime side effect, sedation. ...Read more

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Side effects of drinking beer while on cephalexin?

Side effects of drinking beer while on cephalexin?

Few if any: You will probably have a higher alcohol level than if you did not drink beer, but other than that should be safe. ...Read more

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They say I have reversible ischemia but i'm having an anxiety attack is it safe for me to drink my xanax (alprazolam)?

They say I have reversible ischemia but i'm having an anxiety attack is it safe for me to drink my xanax (alprazolam)?

No Xanax (alprazolam): As mentioned earlier, short acting benzos like xanax (alprazolam) especially in the absence if a definitive treatment plan of anxiety utilizing an anxiety modulator ( like some of the antidepressants) is associated with interpose withdrawal, faster tolerance and gradual increase in baseline and abnormal anxiety alike. Check with your psychiatrist for a more comprehensive assessment & evaluation of ur anxiety. ...Read more

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Xanax (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more