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Health Facts Mixing Alcohol And Antidepressants
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My relative takes cymbalta, abilify, (aripiprazole) and vicodin.Her habits include drinking beer, eine, and vodka.Is this safe?
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
Can you please describe the effects and/or impacts of drugs and alcohol on teenage education/learning?
Alcohol: Excess sedation, confusion at high dose.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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