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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. . ...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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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 awhile 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 anybody 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 proximity to each other. If you know that you have liver disease or elevated liver enzymes, you should take extra caution mixing the two. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to drink alcohol after taking a vicodin?

Do not mix: You should not take any alcohol while you are taking opioids (like vicodin). Both depress the central nervous system and can be a dangerous combination. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to drink alcohol after taking allergy pills?

How long should you wait to drink alcohol after taking allergy pills?

Never: Most over-the counter allergy pills can cause some amount of sedation. Even "non-sedating antihistamines " such as Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra make some people drowsy. Since both alcohol and antihistamines can impair mental funtioning and reactions times, it is never advisable to mix these medications. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to drink alcohol after taking the recommended dose of extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) pm?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Alcohol: I may be going against the grain here, but please if you are drinking do not use any product with acetominophen or tylenol (acetaminophen).

I have seen too much liver damage from this over the counter medication, especially those with other diseases or who drink regularly.

Tylenol is toxic to the liver. And this toxicity can increase with ongoing use of both of these products: alcohol and tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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How long should you wait to drink alcohol after a foot surgery?

How long should you wait to drink alcohol after a foot surgery?

Talk to your Surgeon: Generally after surgery you should avoid alcohol while you are taking any medication that is processed through the liver. Therefore, the best answer to this question is obtained by asking your surgeon who will know what medications he/she has prescribed you. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to drink alcohol after hiatial hernia repair?

How long should you wait to drink alcohol after hiatial hernia repair?

As tolerated: Alcohol per se does not have any specific time restriction. If you're taking narcotic pain medicine however I would avoid alcohol use. Furthermore, carbonated beverage can be problematic in terms of bloating and probably should be avoided for between four and six weeks, or at least as long until you're able to reserve resume normal food intake. Call your surgeon with any questions however because they know your case a bit better. Best of luck. ...Read more