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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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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?

24 hours: Propranolol slows your heart rate. It should be completely out of your system before using alcohol. Alcohol is a depressant which can also slow your heart rate. You should wait 24 hours, even though it may be out of you system a little sooner. ...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 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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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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Ambien (Definition)

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