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How Much Clorazepate And Alcohol Would It Take To Be Fatal
Why take the risk?: To the best of my knowledge, there isn't any accurate info on how much of each is needed when mixing the 2 to be fatal, because it will be different depending on the individual. For example, a long-time alcoholic can down couple pints of vodka w/o trouble, but for a nondrinker that would be bad, especially if a tranquilizer is involved. So, don't try it. Don't drink/drive. Be good. Good luck. ...Read more
Clorazepate (brand name tranxene) is a benzodiazepine (minor tranqilizer). Its active metabolite is desmethyldiazepam, which has a long half life in the body. It is not frequently used today as a tranquilizer, because it is fairly sedating, but is mostly used in the treatment of ...Read more
Depends: It depends on your dose of Lorazepam and the amount of alcohol. Generally speaking you should not drink at all while using benzodizepines like lorazepam, due to their interaction. If you are very concerned call 911 or go to your local emergency room. Lorazepam's half life is 12-15 hours, . ...Read more
It's basically being: super drunk. When someone is highly intoxicated, they get central nervous system depression, starting out obtunded (very sleepy but can be roused), progressing to sleep from which they cannot be roused with normal interventions, followed by gradual slowing of respiration. If the alcohol level stays as high or rises, respirations slow further until the body doesnt get enough oxygen and heart stops ...Read more
Is alcohol and pots fatal? I know it can worsen symptoms sometimes but if i want to have some drinks do I have to worry about something bad happening
Yes, it can be!: When alcohol is consumed with paracetamol, which in the U.S. Is known as Acetaminophen or tyenol, a buildup of toxic substances can lead to liver damage or liver failure. This is one of the most common causes of liver failure and death in the us and uk. You must never drink alcohol while taking this medication, and even without alcohol, be very careful of your total daily dosage! ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but just the fact that a person is asking such a question would indicate that that there should be an complete clinical evaluation and some kind of intervention. ...Read more
Do not mix!!!: I would imagine that each of the prescription bottles for these medications have that funny little sticker on them that says "do not drink alcoholic beverages when taking this medication." talk with your doctor about the safety of mixing the pills, and safe dosages of each. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does "9" mean??: In the us, alcohol levels are given in milligrams of alcohol per 100 cc of blood (mg per cent). It is sometimes given in grams per liter, which is essentially the same thing, and occasionally by mg per liter, which is 10 times higher than the mg% number. Legal intoxication is 80 mg per cent (0.08), unconsciousness common at 300 mg per cent (0.300), and death at that level or higher is possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been given Clomethiazole I thought I was to cut down alcohol and it's working, now I read talking with alcohol can be fatal, what should I do?
Don't drink?: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8679018 Clomethiazole is a sedative with overlapping effects of all sedatives including alcohol. As such, it is a "hair of the dog" treatment for potentially fatal alcohol withdrawal (like valium, ativan, (lorazepam) etc). It is used in this context for UNDER A WEEK, tapered and stopped. ...Read more
Why are epileptic seizures usually harmless, but alcohol withdraw seizures can be fatal? Whats the difference? They are both seizures
Somewhat complicated: Briefly, alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. It oth benhances inhibitory tone and inhibits excitatory tone. Abrupt cessation results in overactivity of the CNS. Untreated alcohol withdrawal seizures can lead to delerium tremens defined by hallucinations, disorientation, tachycardia, hypertension, hyperthermia, agitation, and diaphoresis which can have fatal complications. ...Read more
If a diabetic person as a blood sugar content of 417 if given alcohol could be fatal to his health . Like causing death . He have been felling sick for a couple of days then i check his blood sugar and he was 417 then he drink some rum after a few minute
Diabetes and alcohol: As you probably know his blood sugar is very out-of-control. Whether or not he would die from alcohol he should not be drinking any alcohol. It depends on what kind of diabetic he is;yes some diabetics could die with that blood sugar. He needs to be under medical care if he isn't. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Delirium tremens are extremely dangerous and carries a 35% mortality, untreated (5-15% treated). The physiologic mechanism of death is a combination of neurologic and cardiac processes related to the unregulated hyper-metabolic state of dts. Neuro-cellular damage due to the chronic exposure to alcohol leads to cardiac arrest and death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short Time: I would expect the effects of this medication to be felt in one to two days after starting it depending on how much and how often it is taken. If it is not being helpful, please contact your prescriber and discuss this with him/her. ...Read more
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