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How Long Untik I Can Drink After Mono
When it's safe: After you have driven home, and any anesthetic / painkillers have worn off. Congratulations on your wise decision to get this possibly life-saving test perfformed. I hope you do not have much discomfort. I hope the results are favorable, and in any case that you'll follow up. If you drink, do it wisely as well. ...Read more
Yes: As i always say in these threads, how much alcohol are we talkin' about? Social use of alcohol (1-2 drinks per day, never more than 4 at one time) will not cause harm. Alcohol in higher doses suppresses immunity and may increase the chance of getting post-op infections, as well as impairing healing. You need to ask your surgeon that question, since there may be other factors in YOUR health. ...Read more
Better to stop: You can wait a day. You shouldn't drink when you take i or painkillers. ...Read more
Breast Feeding: It is better to not drink at all while you are breast feeding. If you do decide to use alcohol, it depends on the amount your drink, and when you stop. Small amounts can be out of your system in hours. Larger amounts will take 6 or more hours. Negligible alcohol becomes part of the breast milk, so pumping and discarding is not recommended (american academy of pediatrics). ...Read more
2-4hours half-life: Ibuprofen has a relatively short half-life (the time it takes for 1/2 to disappear in your body) is only about 2-4 hours. Typically, after 5-6 half-lives, there isn't much left in the body following the last dose. If you are not using it regularly, then it is less of a concern. Say u took 800mg dosage, 8-10 hrs later, maybe. ...Read more
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
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
What kind infection?: Alcohol impairs the ability of the body to respond to infection, slowing down white blood cells and hurting their ability to eat up and kill germs. In addition, alcohol can reduce our immune response so that we don't make proper antibodies to germs. If you are talking 1-2 drinks per day, it wouldn't matter. If you are talking about more, DON'T. ...Read more
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