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How long after taking oramorph can you have a alcoholic drink?

How long after taking oramorph can you have a alcoholic drink?

Long half life: Oramorph has a long half life. Don't know your dose or why you are taking it. If stable and feeling normal, you can have a drink without getting into trouble. That does not mean you could drink excessively, however. ...Read more

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How long after taking medicine should I wait to drink alcoholic beverages?

How long after taking medicine should I wait to drink alcoholic beverages?

Depends on medicine: This depends on the medication you're taking. Please ask your own physician, who is better able to answer. With some medications, you should not be drinking alcohol at all. ...Read more

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Can a long-term alcoholic stop drinking without getting physical withdrawl symptoms or dying?

Can a long-term alcoholic stop drinking without getting physical withdrawl symptoms or dying?

Under Dr.'s care: Detoxification needs to be under close medical care. Attempting to detox without adequate medical supervision could be dangerous and possibly deadly. If you know such a person encourage them to work with an addiction medical specialist and to get to some alcoholics anonymous meetings. ...Read more

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How long can a person function as an alcoholic drinking bottle of vodka a day? Years? Very worried

How long can a person function as an alcoholic drinking bottle of vodka a day? Years? Very worried

Alcoholism: Needs to be addressed or the person will destroy his/her body, mind, family, and spirit. If you are the loved one of an alcoholic, please consider going to AlAnon meetings. They will help you keep yourself together no matter what your loved one is doing. It's also a good example. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When a heavy alcoholic stops drinking, how long can it take for body to rehydrate and repair itself in general and realize the alcohol is gone?

When a heavy alcoholic stops drinking, how long can it take for body to rehydrate and repair itself in general and realize the alcohol is gone?

Impossible to say: because it depends on how much damage has already been done. It is not a matter of "rehydration," since most alcoholics are actually overhydrated. Damage to brain, heart liver and some other organs may become permanent if severe enough over time. In addition, the metabolic changes caused by alcohol result in neurotransmitter/receptor imbalance that can take months, even years, to heal. ...Read more

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How long after I get my tongue pierced can I have an alcoholic drink?

How long after I get my tongue pierced can I have an alcoholic drink?

Don't do it : Tongue studs can damage your teeth and may be swallowed . I have seen patients who had this happen to them. The alcohol issue just depends on how long the area takes to heal as it may be sensitive while it's raw. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take a dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after having an alcoholic drink?

How long should I wait to take a dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after having an alcoholic drink?

Depends: Count Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as a drink (some say as much as two but I think it depends on the individual) for its effects on your body and mind , then judge for yourself. Drink +driving= potential disaster. ...Read more

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If you suffer from alcoholic hepatitis and stop drinking will the liver ever fully recover back to normal from this? And if so how long?

If you suffer from alcoholic hepatitis and stop drinking will the liver ever fully recover back to normal from this? And if so how long?

Alcoholic hepatitis : The liver is a very hardy organ. Having alcoholic hepatitis means the alcohol was causing some damage to the liver cells. If you stop drinking alcohol this should recover fully. However repeated drinking over time can lead to more permanent damage to the liver resulting in cirrhosis. This damage is not reversible. It is difficult to determine the extent of damage with blood work for this. ...Read more

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