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How long do you have to wait to drink after taking epilepsy medicine?

How long do you have to wait to drink after taking epilepsy medicine?

Epilpesy: Alcohol can affect the metabolism of anti epileptic medications resulting in occurrence of seizures, so alcohol should not be mixed with epilepsy medications..

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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.

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How long should you have to wait to drink beer or wine after taking epilepsy medicines?

How long should you have to wait to drink beer or wine after taking epilepsy medicines?

Wrong question: One drink of beer or wine is not the problem, no cut off number is available---but people with epilepsy will have more seizures if they abuse alcohol, mostly from alcohol withdrawal or after binge drinking--also alcohol affect drug treatment and compliance.

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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.

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I have to take sandimmun neoral (cyclosporine)for 4 month. How long I have to wait after I stop to take the medicine if I want to drink a lot of alcol?

I have to take sandimmun neoral (cyclosporine)for 4 month. How long I have to wait after I stop to take the medicine if I want to drink a lot of alcol?

Wrong question!!!: Binge drinking or "drinking a lot of alcohol" is not suggested. Studies have shown that even one episode of binge drinking in the younger individual can cause long-term neurophysiological changes.

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How long should I wait to drink after taking azithromyocin?

How long should I wait to drink after taking azithromyocin?

Infection B Gone!: Azithromycin is an antibiotic that treats an infection. Please wait until your infection is gone before you start drinking [booze can slow down your body's ability to fight off infection]. Even though alcohol and Azithromycin do not interact, it would be great to help, not hinder, your body's healing.

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How long do I have to wait to drink after taking a codeine?

At least...: Six hours for light drinking, 12 to 24 for heavier - which you should not do in any case.

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Can you tell me how long do I have to wait to drink after taking methadone?

Can you tell me how long do I have to wait to drink after taking methadone?

You should NOT drink: If you are in a Methadone program for drug addiction, you are at high risk of developing another addiction - to alcohol. If you are on it for pain, the combination of Methadone and alcohol is not a good one. Methadone is a long-acting drug that maintains levels for 24 hours or more, so there is no safe time. Depending on how much you drink, respiratory depression and even death can occur w. Combo.

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How long should I wait to drink after taking sulfameth/trimethoprim?

How long should I wait to drink after taking sulfameth/trimethoprim?

No need to wait: Alcohol in moderation doesn't interfere with sulfa/trimethoprim. Same for almost all antibiotics. Large amounts of alchohol interfere with the immune system fighting infection, so don't overdo it. Otherwise no worries.

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How long do I need to wait to drink after taking ambien (zolpidem)?

How long do I need to wait to drink after taking ambien (zolpidem)?

Go right to sleep!: If you mean drink alcohol, don't! if you simply meant you wanted a drink of water, there is a sublingual form of zolpidem called edular that does require you to wait a while before having anything to eat or drink; however, you are supposed to put yourself in bed, and be ready to fall asleep after taking Ambien or you could get yourself into trouble doing something unsafe you do not remember.

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How long am I suppose to wait to drink after taking xanax (alprazolam)?

How long am I suppose to wait to drink after taking xanax (alprazolam)?

Indefinitely: One should not combine xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol, ever. They intensify each other's effects.

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How long do I have to wait to drink after taking antabuse (disulfiram)?

How long do I have to wait to drink after taking antabuse (disulfiram)?

Confusing.: The whole idea of taking Antabuse (disulfiram) is to stop drinking; so why would you want to drink after taking it? But to answer your question, Antabuse (disulfiram) has a 12-hour half-life, meaning that it takes your body 12 hours to clear out half of it -- so I wouldn't attempt to drink any alcohol (even cough medicine) for 3 days, minimum.

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How long should I wait to drink after taking. 5 mg of ativan (lorazepam)?

How long should I wait to drink after taking. 5 mg of ativan (lorazepam)?

Forever: Alcohol never did any body any good and you should not drink. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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How long should I wait to drink after taking. 5 mg of ativan (lorazepam)? 24 hours?

How long should I wait to drink after taking. 5 mg of ativan (lorazepam)? 24 hours?

Ativan (lorazepam) & alcohol: Ativan (lorazepam) will stay in your system for about 8 hours. The sedative effect of alcohol adds to the effect of the ativan (lorazepam). I would recommend avoiding alcohol for 6-8 hours after a dose and avoid driving.

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How long will you have to wait to drink after taking acetaminophen?

How long will you have to wait to drink after taking acetaminophen?

Both are hepatotoxic: Both of these drugs are hepatotoxins and you should practice moderation when using them together or close proximity to each other. If you know that you have liver disease or elevated liver enzymes, you should take extra caution mixing the two.

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How long should I wait to drink after taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

How long should I wait to drink after taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Alcohol?: If you are wanting to drink alcohol you really should finish your medication first. I generally discourage alcohol consumption when I prescribe any medication. All other fluids should be fine.

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How long should you wait to drink alcohol after taking hydrocodene?

Hydrocodone and alco: Simply put when you take any opioid you should not drink alcohol, drive or operate machinery. From a safety point of view I would wait 24 hrs from the last pill taken before taking alcohol. Different md's have different views - I tend to be a little more strict and cautious.

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How long should you wait to drink again?

What?: Please resubmit your question and specify what you are talking about!