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How Can I Overcome The Alcohol Adverse Reactions Of Metronidazole
You can't: Metronidazole inhibits an enzyme called aldehyde dehydrogenase that metabolizes acetaldehyde that comes from the first round of metabolizing alcohol. The acetaldehyde is what causes the unpleasant and adverse side effects of alcohol when taking metronidazole. Even after stopping the med, the effects can stay for another three days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Metronidazole: What reaction(s) are you having? Metronidazole is a photosensitizer; so be careful about too much sun exposure. If you're experiencing nausea & vomiting, refrain from all alcohol for at least a week after you've finished the medicine. If you're having other reactions, contact the doc who prescribed it for possible alternate med. ...Read more
I am suddenly getting so many adverse reactions when i drink alcohol and struggle to sleep. Why could that be?
Can I (not should I) smoke weed/drink alcohol in moderation while taking lamotrigine?Any adverse reactions? Just want to know if I can, not should I.
Depends on what you: mean by "moderation." Also depends on whether your doctor is aware of your use of alcohol and marijuana. You are likely being treated for bipolar disorder, and there are many with this condition who can be worsened by either/both of these drugs. In small doses (1-2 standard drinks/d) it is not likely to have major effects, but can have drug-interactions and cause problems in higher doses. ...Read more
Is local anesthesia an option for a genioplasty procedure? I'm concerned about the level of anesthesia required for chin reduction. In the past I have had fairly adverse reactions when being put under general anesthesia and prefer local anesthesia wheneve
Yes: Anyone who uses the epi-pen should be evaluated in the emergency department or by their physician after use to monitor for side effects which include but are not limited to increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, arrhythmias- abnormal heart rhythms, tremor, and anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can there be people with adverse reactions to most medications that forces them to some other way of curing?
Alternative Medicine: Yes. Many people do seek alternative medicine. It is important that your doctor knows when you are doing this as some of the alternative medicine can interact with the medications doctors give. Medicine has advanced recently and there are usually more than one treatment alternative. Some alternative medicine has research studies demonstrating some benefits. ...Read more
Yes: There are individual differences and sensitivities. However, it is very rare for a person to have adverse reactions to "most" medications since all of the medications are different and work through different pathways. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
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