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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

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 taking Flagyl before i drink alcohol?

How long do I have to wait after taking Flagyl before i drink alcohol?

48 hours: Rossi and simone (http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/australian_medicines_handbook) advise waiting 48 hours after completion of therapy before consuming alcohol. ...Read more

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It has been about 16 hours since i took 1 5mg oxycodone. Is it healthy if i drink alcohol or should I wait longer?

It has been about 16 hours since i took 1 5mg oxycodone. Is it healthy if i drink alcohol or should I wait longer?

You should be fine: At least 2-3 half-lives have passed therefore you should have little if any drug left in your body. ...Read more

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Help! it has been about 16 hours since i took 1 5mg oxycodone. Is it okay if i drink alcohol or should I wait longer?

Help! it has been about 16 hours since i took 1 5mg oxycodone. Is it okay if i drink alcohol or should I wait longer?

Healthy? Then OK.: 16 hours is enough time to clear the drug, and interaction with alcohol should be minimal. If you have any significant medical problems, especially liver or kidney disease, this might not be enough time. ...Read more

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I rarely take Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety, but yesterday i took 1.5mg over the course of the entire day. It's been 24 hours can I drink alcohol? Or wait longer?

I rarely take Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety, but yesterday i took 1.5mg over the course of the entire day. It's been 24 hours can I drink alcohol? Or wait longer?

DRUG ELIMINATION: Xanax (alprazolam) shows peak conc in your blood after 1-2 hrs after you take it, average 'half life' (time taken by blood to eliminate half of the drug is 11.2 ( range 6.3-26.9 hrs ). Now you can figure it out ! ...Read more

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How long after taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) do I have to wait before I drink alcohol?

How long after taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) do I have to wait before I drink  alcohol?

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) alcohol: If you still use Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) then you should not consume alcohol. If you have discontinued Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) i usually suggest 24 hrs . Better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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How long after I stop taking inh can I drink alcohol?

How long after I stop taking inh can I drink alcohol?

Tricky: The drug is going to be out of the system by 3 to 5 days even being pessimistic. BUT: 1) you can develop a psychological queeziness to alcohol that is not from the drug anymore. This can be permanent. 2) you can develop liver injury from either and this makes alcohol a bad idea. so... can't say in your case; generally a week is really pessimistic. ...Read more

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How long after taking the abortion pill can I drink alcohol?

How long after taking the abortion pill can I drink alcohol?

-ve regnancy test!: You should wait until a negative pregnancy test and the arrival of your menstrual period before consuming alcohol after taking Plan B - it is not 100% effective in pregnancy prevention.. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily throughout your reproductive life. ...Read more

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I am taking propanonalol how long when I have finished taking this medication can I drink alcohol ?

I am taking propanonalol how long when I have finished taking this medication can I drink alcohol ?

Not recommended: Alcohol, when mixed with propranolol, may increase plasma levels of propranolol. Moderation as always the key. Ask your physician for more information. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Carter
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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more