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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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How long after taking 50mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is it safe to drink alcohol?

How long after taking 50mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is it safe to drink alcohol?

6 hours if not longe: The drowsiness effect from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) varies from one person to another. Although the antihistaminic effect may last for over a day, the drowsiness effect is likely less than 6 hrs. Alcohol just makes the drowsiness worse. ...Read more

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If you drink Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can you drink alcohol?

If you drink Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can you drink alcohol?

Be very careful: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) impairs your driving skills and so could alcohol. Both together is like adding one plus one and getting three. Cut back on your alcohol consumption when you use benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol if I completed a 3 day course of 50mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine) yesterday?

Can I drink alcohol if I completed a 3 day course of 50mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine) yesterday?

Should be OK.: The Benadryl (diphenhydramine) should be well out of your system by now. Just don't take anymore Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you're going to be drinking? ...Read more

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I drink 1 serving of alcohol and 1 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to sleep, is this deadly?

I drink 1 serving of alcohol and 1 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to sleep, is this deadly?

Risky: To mix a clearly contraindicated substance with alcohol (both causing CNS depression) is very risky. Not necessarily lethal each time you try, but to take that risk is reckless. Call 911 if you feel suicidal. Consult your dr, and please do not mix meds with alcohol. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had one alcohol drink at 12:30 pm today, is it okay if I take my Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pill tonight without getting sick?

I had one alcohol drink at 12:30 pm today, is it okay if I take my Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pill tonight without getting sick?

Yes it is safe: You didn't mention the size of your one alcohol drink or the type of alcohol (beer, wine, whiskey). Provided a standard size drink of 8-12 ounces, you can safely take your Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tonight. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How long should I wait to drink alcohol after taking a laxative?

How long should I wait to drink alcohol after taking a laxative?

See below: Need to be hydrated. Urine needs to light in color. The darker yellow the more dehydrated you are. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to drink alcohol after taking acetaminophen?

How long should I wait to drink alcohol after taking acetaminophen?

It depends...: There is no exact time. Alcohol and Acetaminophen (tylenol) are both metabolized by the liver. The more you stress the liver with one, the less of the other that can be safely ingested. For example, an alcoholic with cirrhosis could potentially have problems with as little as 2 grams of Acetaminophen in 24 hours...And a young healthy person could take a moderate dose of both without any problem. ...Read more

Benadryl (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more