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How long after drinking alcohol can you take ambein?

How long after drinking alcohol can you take ambein?

One day, minimum: Alcohol and Ambien (zolpidem) are both central nervous system depressants; their additive effect can be dangerous, even fatal. If you run across someone who exhibits symptoms of having combined the two - pinpoint pupils, slurred speech, strange behavior, inability to wake up - call 911 immediately. ...Read more

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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 you drink alcohol while on butrans? How about one glass of wine at night to wash down an ambien (zolpidem)?

Can you drink alcohol while on butrans? How about one glass of wine at night to wash down an ambien (zolpidem)?

Hysterical: Thanks, you made me laugh. I hope you are being silly... One should never "wash down" Ambien (zolpidem) with alcohol. And one should not drink alcohol while on butrans. If you are not joking, then you might want to check into a rehab facility. ...Read more

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How long after drinking alcohol can I take nyquil?

Depends.: How much did you drink? Are you planning on driving or are you just going to bed? You should look on the nyquil as another 50 proof source of alcohol and act appropriately. ...Read more

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How long after drinking alcohol does it take to thin your blood?

How long after drinking alcohol does it take to thin your blood?

Alcohol Little effec: Alcohol has very little effect on thinning of the blood. So you do not need to worry about it. If there is any such effect, it is not of any consequence. ...Read more

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How long after drinking alcohol do I have to wait to take .25 mg xanax (alprazolam)? I do not take Xanax (alprazolam) regularly, I only use it situationally.

How long after drinking alcohol do I have to wait to take .25 mg xanax (alprazolam)? I do not take Xanax (alprazolam) regularly, I only use it situationally.

Until you are sober: I would not recommend taking xanax (alprazolam) at all, until you're completely sober and you have been prescribed this by your physician. If you're being treated for anxiety or depression, i would suggest stopping alcohol because it complicates your recovery. If you're withdrawing from alcohol and having anxiety & shakiness related to that, i would suggest getting help for your alcohol abuse. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after drinking alcohol to take flu medicine?

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How long do I have to wait after drinking alcohol to take flu medicine?

Alcohol & Medication: Depending on amount of alcohol consumed & what type of medications. Usually, moderate consumption of alcohol when taken within 1-2 hours of sedating or blood pressure lowering type of medications can add to sedation & is not advised. Also there is additive effect on stomach & liver. ...Read more

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How long after taking propranolol (20mg) should I wait before drinking alcohol? I take it for anxiety during presentations. 4 hours? 12 hours? 1 day?

How long after taking propranolol (20mg) should I wait before drinking alcohol? I take it for anxiety during presentations. 4 hours? 12 hours? 1 day?

Not recommend: Alcohol may increase or decrease levels and possibly effect of propanolol. The plasma half-life of Propranolol is from 3 to 6 hours. It is recommended that you avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking propranolol. Be prudent, sensible and careful. ...Read more

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I recently quit marijuana and drinking alcohol. Was wondering approximately how long it would take for my system to be clean of all toxins. Fast metab?

I recently quit marijuana and drinking alcohol. Was wondering approximately how long it would take for my system to be clean of all toxins. Fast metab?

Polysubstance abuse: Depending on how frequently you used marijuana, it can stay in your system for months. Alcohol clears more rapidly, but depending on frequency/intensity of use it may take up to a year to feel normal without it. Your recovery requires more than simply stopping these substances, although that's a great start! please also consider aa, or an outpatient substance abuse recovery program. ...Read more

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How long can it take to damage your liver/kidneys from drinking alcohol?

It depends: There are many factors involved, such as other stressors on these organs, your age, how often you drink and how much at a time. If you have a family history of alcoholism or other drug addiction, it becomes more likely that your drinking will at some point get our of control. In general, the heavier you drink, the more damage is done. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your triglycerides to come down after you stop drinking alcohol?

triglycerides: Triglyceride levels will come down somewhat soon after ceasing alcohol drinking. Depending on the length of time you've been drinking and the other damage to the body, longer term changes could also result. ...Read more

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After drinking alcohol, I have a hard time urinating.It is hard to start and takes a long time to finish.I strain to go and it dribbles slowly out.Why?

After drinking alcohol, I have a hard time urinating.It is hard to start and takes a long time to finish.I strain to go and it dribbles slowly out.Why?

That is a : Difficult question. The symptoms are typical of a bladder infection so consider getting checked; I am not sure why u would otherwise have difficulty emptying bladder after alcohol use. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to start drinking alcohol after my Accutane treatment. Doesn't it take a month or two to get out of your system?

How long do I have to wait to start drinking alcohol after my Accutane treatment. Doesn't it take a month or two to get out of your system?

You are only 17: You are under age to drink alcohol in united states.but if it is a theoretical question then I will answer it. You are advised not to drink alcohol with Accutane as there can be liver toxicity as both can affect the liver. If one has stopped using Accutane and want to drink alcohol,there is no contraindication as long as the liver functions were normal ...Read more

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How long after drinking alcohol for clear blood test?

Depends on the test: Blood itself will be clear of alcohol after about 24 hours, but other markers of alcohol use may persist for up to 10 days. ...Read more

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How long after drinking alcohol can start antabuse (disulfiram)?

How long after drinking alcohol can  start antabuse (disulfiram)?

Eight hours: Just stop drinking - half life of alcohol is about four hours. Good luck. ...Read more

Ambien (Definition)

Zolpidem is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of ...Read more