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Doctor insights on: Health Facts Mixing Alcohol And Antidepressants

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What are the physical and mental side effects of alcohol and prozac (fluoxetine). Beer mixed with tequila and prozac (fluoxetine)?

What are the physical and mental side effects of alcohol and prozac (fluoxetine). Beer mixed with tequila and prozac (fluoxetine)?

Alcohol & Depression: Alcohol in any form -- including beer and tequila -- is a depressant. Combined with prozac, (fluoxetine) you could have much more sedation or intoxication than you expect. Especially when used in large quantities, alcohol disrupts your sleep cycle and neuronal tone. People usually take Prozac (fluoxetine) for depression or anxiety. Disrupting your sleep & neurons can worsen these conditions. ...Read more

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How does both drug and alcohol abuse affect workplace health and safety?

How does both drug and alcohol abuse affect workplace health and safety?

Multiple: Workers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs represent major safety concern at their workplace in that they are usually prone to injuries due to impaired attention and accuracy in performing their job. Also, they create unsafe and disruptive environment for their co-workers due to inadequate behavior and failure to comply with the job code. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of combining hydrocondone and valium? 50 years old excellent heath.

What are the health risks of combining hydrocondone and valium? 50 years old excellent heath.

The : The risks are decreased mental status, and respiratory depression. Respiratory depression is the big risk, as it could cause cessation of respiration and cardiovascular effects if the dosage was too high. Patients should not be on these medications in the long term except in rare situations. ...Read more

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What're the effects drinking alcohol while taking these medications: paroxetine, zolpidem, and levetiracetam?

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

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Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Alcohol poisoning: Caffeine causes one to stay more awake while drinking which raises the risk of drinking excessively. Usually intoxication makes one sleepy, but caffeination in alcohol enables one to keep drinking to potential alcohol poisoning. ...Read more

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What are the health risks involved with mixing Xanax (alprazolam) and crack cocain?

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What are the health risks involved with mixing Xanax (alprazolam) and crack cocain?

Xanax/crack: Cardiac arrest, seizures, loss of effectiveness of xanax, (alprazolam) and more respiratory distress, to mention a few. ...Read more

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Alcohol abuse and medicines like Adavan, vistral, and naltrexone ?

Alcohol abuse and medicines like Adavan, vistral, and naltrexone ?

Alcohol Abuse: I admire you for caring for your Health! Naltrexone is used to treat Alcoholism. Naltrexone will not cause to "sober up" It is not a cure for Alcoholism. Do not drink alcohol while taking Adavan (Ativan). This can increase the effects of Alcohol. Vistaril may impair thinking or reactions, may cause tremors, confusion, seizures. Discuss with Psychiatrist Alcoholism program , A.A. and Therapy. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of drinking alcohol while on bipolar and anti psychotic meds?

My opinion: There r many but in my experience it is difficult to get the meds right 2 control the symptoms & be tolerable for the patient--why throw in unnecessary chemicals (alcohol) that may throw every thing off? ...Read more

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What are the differing health effects between snorting heroin and drinking impounded tea?

What are the differing health effects between snorting heroin and drinking impounded tea?

Dont know what it is: I cannot find any definition of "impounded tea." But there is NO kind of tea that I am aware of that would cause the kinds of problems that heroin does. The main ingredient in tea that causes problem is caffeine and a related chemical called theobromine. These cause physical dependency and in high doses can cause problems, but not for most drinkers. Heroin is very addictive&people switch to IV. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of drinking alcohol every day?

What are the health effects of drinking alcohol every day?

In Limited Quanity: Red wine is known for its beneficial effects on heart and vascular functioning. A 4 ounce glass a day is quite adequate to achieve this goal. There are calming effects of alcohol in general in small amounts, but more larger amounts and frequency can be deadly. ...Read more

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How do marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco effect the reproductive health?

How do marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco effect the reproductive health?

No surprise: Are you surprised if i say they all affect reproductive health in a bad way. Mild or even moderate alcohol use may have a negligible effect, but tobacco and marijuana are definitely harmful: the more you use, the worse the problem. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the effects and/or impacts of drugs and alcohol on teenage education/learning?

Can you please describe the effects and/or impacts of drugs and alcohol on teenage education/learning?

They distract from : It. The words teenager, alcohol & drugs shouldn't even be in the same sentence. Teen- anon incorporates 12 step philosophy from alcoholics anonymous & narcotics anonymous. Any teen who is drinking alcoholic needs assistance. ...Read more

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Long (10yr) SSRI use. Read horror stories about withdrawal and the dangers of long-term use. SSRI keeping me anxious/depressed? Permanent brain dmg??

Long (10yr) SSRI use. Read horror stories about withdrawal and the dangers of long-term use. SSRI keeping me anxious/depressed? Permanent brain dmg??

SSRI withdrawal: Long (10yr) SSRI use. Read horror stories about withdrawal and the dangers of long-term use. SSRI keeping me anxious/depressed? Permanent brain dmg?? ANS: This is something you need to discuss with your Dr. Never stop all at once. Recommend U go to Drugs.com and see what % of folks experience this. Suspect you will be less nervous. Best way to minimize web medical worries is to use UpToDate only ...Read more

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How will alcohol effect your mental, emotional and social health?

One possible: Effect from excessive alcohol use is a depressive syndrome. It looks identical to major depression & may take 3 or more months to life after one stops ingesting alcohol. ...Read more

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Why are drugs like cocaine illegal? If caffeine and alcohol are used for there psychoactive effects. Why isn't cocaine in moderation legal too?

Why are drugs like cocaine illegal? If caffeine and alcohol are used for there psychoactive effects. Why isn't cocaine in moderation legal too?

Read your history: Since the beginning of civilization, every human society has had its own particular customs, traditions & laws re what's "licit" & what's ILlicit. Not just psychoactive chemicals, but everything, e.g. marriage. The roots of what substances are legal & which aren't are not rational: they're social, cultural & historical. There are many books about this fascinating subject for the general reader. ...Read more

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What vitamins are good for alcohol withdrawal?

What vitamins are good for alcohol withdrawal?

Most of them: Most alcoholics are deficient in vitamins and taking them is very important for reducing withdrawal symptoms ; maintaining sobriety. I advise a strong b complex with 100 mg of b's (b1 is esp. Crucial) ; vit. C 1000 mg. Minerals like zinc ; magnesium ; l-glutamine 1000 mg 3x/day also help. Avoid sweets. See http://www.Healthy.Net/health/article/nutritional_program_for_alcohol_detoxification/1851/3a. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of mixing benedryl and alcohol and alcohol?

Two too many, too: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has sedative properties. Alcohol has properties that are sedating. And that second alcohol dose will go even further to causing stupor, coma and death. Also seizures, loss of balance, poor judgement. ...Read more

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Do health consequences result from mixing bipolar medication and drinking alcohol constantly? If so, what happens?

Do health consequences result from mixing bipolar medication and drinking alcohol constantly? If so, what happens?

Unstable mood & more: If you're bipolar, mixing your medications with alcohol is like pouring gasoline on a fire. You can destabilize your sleep cycle and mood. You can over sedate yourself at times. You can expose yourself to danger when intoxicated. Please discuss this with your own doctor, who knows your particular history, medications, and risks better than we can on healthtap. ...Read more