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How dangerous is it to drink a beer or so if I take sleeping pills?

How dangerous is it to drink a beer or so if I take sleeping pills?

Never take together: It's never a good idea to take sleeping pills with alcohol. They both cause sedation and can effect your breathing at night. Alcohol close to bedtime is also discouraged within 5-6 hours of bedtime as it has an adverse effect on your sleep. Proper sleep hygiene can be beneficial to patients with insomnia. Speak to your doctor and see if a referral to a sleep specialist is appropriate. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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If you drink beer and take sleeping pills, will you die?

If you drink beer and take sleeping pills, will you die?

There are different: Types of sleeping medications. Taking beer with some sleeping pills could definitely be dangerous. Ingesting beer with a significant amt of sleeping medications could be lethal for a person. I would encourage you not to mix beer or other forms of alcohol with sleeping medications. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to take a sleeping pill after drinking a bottle of beer?

How long should you wait to take a sleeping pill after drinking a bottle of beer?

Depends on amount: Alcohol is a CNS depressant similar to a sleeping pill, i would recommending waiting 12 hours or longer before taking a muscle relaxant after drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a sleeping pill soon after drinking a beer?

Is it safe to take a sleeping pill soon after drinking a beer?

No: I think that the beer will make you quite sleepy enough. There is a possibility of a cumulative effect of the two substances and so they should be not be mixed. ...Read more

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I have drink 7 beers 4.4% vol and eat 20 Valium 10mg this time. I just want to sleep. And i want and answer on very strong sleeping pills.

Addiction: First, we do not offer any form of treatment on this simple site. Second, the best i can offer you is insight into your disease. You are an addict and alcoholic. This is not in any way meant to be judgmental. It is just stating a fact. Now what you do with this information to get to health and good sleep is to start with drug and alcohol treatment, getting sober, getting clean. I wish you well. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to drink coffee and take a sleeping pill like ambien (zolpidem)?

Is it dangerous to drink coffee and take a sleeping pill like ambien (zolpidem)?

Used a drug: interaction checker which revealed no significant interaction btwn caffeine and ambien (zolpidem). But why take in a substance that stimulates with one that sedates? ...Read more

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Alcohol and sleeping pills? I've had horrible insomnia my entire life and take sleeping pills nightly because of it. It says on the bottle not to mix with alcohol. I also just turned 21. Could i drink in the early afternoon or evening, then take the pills

Alcohol and sleeping pills? I've had horrible insomnia my entire life and take sleeping pills nightly because of it. It says on the bottle not to mix with alcohol. I also just turned 21. Could i drink in the early afternoon or evening, then take the pills

Not a good combo: The best treatment for insomnia is not sleeping pills. Eventually even someone who rarely has insomnia will become dependent on sleeping pills, and not be able to sleep without them. Talk to a doctor with experience in sleep medicine about tapering you off those medications, and using cognitive behavioral therapy for sleep. Alcohol will only worsen the problem and i would avoid it. Avoid caffeine. ...Read more

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Is it thought of as dangerous to drink alcohol with sleeping pills?

Is it thought of as dangerous to drink alcohol with sleeping pills?

Yes: Mixing alcohol with sleeping pills or pain pills raises the risk that you will have breathing problems during sleep (sleep apnea), possibly to the point that you will stop breathing completely. ...Read more

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