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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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Can i drink alcohol while taking mirtazapine?

Can i drink alcohol while taking mirtazapine?

Not recommended: Side effedts like dizziness, drowsiness, and problems concentrating can increase if using both Mirtazapine and alcohol. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking tamiflures?

Can you drink alcohol while taking tamiflures?

Not Advised: It is not advised to drink alcohol when you are ill regardless if you are on medication or not. That then gets much more specific in that you are not to drink alcohol when on medication for an acute illness such as the flu. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking erythromycin?

Can you drink alcohol while taking erythromycin?

Yes, but don't: There is no absolute contraindication to drinking alcohol when on Erythromycin but there are 2 good reasons for not doing so (1) both Erythromycin & alcohol may cause gastrointestinal upset; the combination is very likely to do so (2) when you are the sick, the reason for taking Erythromycin after all, your body fights illness better without alcohol, tobacco or illicit drugs in your system. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol after taking zithromax safe?

Is drinking alcohol after taking zithromax safe?

Not recommended: Using zithromax together with alcohol can stress your liver significantly, even (rarely) to the point of liver failure. If you have liver disease, are taking any other medications that the liver metabolizes, you are especially susceptible. Alcohol is a toxin and strain on the liver -- and can cause serious problems. Don't risk hurting yourself! good health! ...Read more

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Why are you warned against drinking alcohol while taking antidepressants?

Why are you warned against drinking alcohol while taking antidepressants?

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

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Can i drink alcohol while taking penicillin?

Not recommended: I do not know of a specific interraction, however, when you are sick enough to take an antibiotic, alcohol may worsen your illness with dehydration, nausea, upset stomach, headache, lethargy etc. Drink water or an electrolyte replacement. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking hydrochlorothiazide?

Can you drink alcohol while taking hydrochlorothiazide?

It depends: On how much. A beer with pizza is probably okay, but a fifth of whiskey, no. Alcohol is also a diurectic and when combined with a water pill could potentially further lower your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking hydrochlorothiazide?

Can you drink alcohol while taking hydrochlorothiazide?

Maybe: Alcohol and hydroclorothiazide (HCTZ) can have cumulative effects. Both can lower the blood pressure and cause dizziness, especially on rising fast from lying down. Other side effects you can read on your bottle may be exasperated when you add alcohol. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

Can I drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

No: In general, it is best not to consume alcohol while breastfeeding as alcohol can get into your bloodstream and then into your breastmilk. That being said, the alcohol does not stay there indefinitely. If you care to consume alcohol, a reasonable alternative would be to feed with expressed breastmilk and "pump and dump" the milk that you make for a couple of hours after drinking to be cautious. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking doxycycline?

Can you drink alcohol while taking doxycycline?

No interaction but: Alcohol and Doxycycline are fine together but drink in moderation as alcohol can interfere with your ability to fight an infection. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking cephalexin?

Can you drink alcohol while taking cephalexin?

Shouldn't: All antibiotics in the "beta-lactam" group that includes pennicillin, amoxicillin, Ampicillin and the cephlosporins like Cephalexin are excreted(peed out) more rapidly after alcohol-thus lessening their effective time in your body. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking carvedilol?

Not advised: As with most medications of this type you should be very cautious drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking nitrofurantoin?

Can I drink alcohol while  taking nitrofurantoin?

No: Taking alcohol is never good for you and taking it while you are on medication is doubly bad. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more