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Doctor insights on: I Am Taking A Maoi How Long After Getting Off Of It Can I Start To Drink Beer

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I am taking a maoi. How long after getting off of it can I start to drink beer?

I am taking a maoi. How long after getting off of it can I start to drink beer?

A week: I would wait at least a week to make sure the drug is cleared completely from your bloodstream. Keep in mind, though, that alcohol is a depressant. Since i assume you are taking the maoi for depression, you may not wish to compound or relapse the problem with alcohol. ...Read more

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I am taking amoxicillin and Tylenol/codeine, how long do I have to wait before I can have a glass of wine?

I am taking amoxicillin and Tylenol/codeine, how long do I have to wait before I can have a glass of wine?

Drug interactions: There are no drug interactions listed but in general not a good idea to have lots of alcohol when taking tylenol (which is metabolized by the liver) and when you might be driving and you don't want to be driving "buzzed". ...Read more

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Hello, how long do I have to wait until I can drink alcohol after taking my last pill of Betamox Plus? Thank you

Hello, how long do I have  to wait until I can drink alcohol after taking my last pill of Betamox Plus? Thank you

Betamox: or ampicillin is probably not affected by alcohol but to be safe I would wait for 4-6 hours! Hope this helps! BTW Make sure that drinking alcohol is not Harmful for OTHER medical reasons!!! Dr Z ...Read more

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I take .5mg of lorazepam as needed, i take 2-3 times a week, i know that i cannot drink alcohol while on it, how long do I have to wait between the 2?

I take .5mg of lorazepam as needed, i take 2-3 times a week, i know that i cannot drink alcohol while on it, how long do I have to wait between the 2?

See below: Ideally, you should not be drinking alcohol if you have an anxiety disorder or taking lorazepam. If you really only take it as needed, to be safe, you should not drink any alcohol on the days you take the Lorazepam (so 24 hours). ...Read more

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On my period 24days now, can I take (premlot) to stop it and an how long should I take it for, also is it safe to drink alcohol while taking it?

On my period 24days now, can I take (premlot) to stop it and an how long should I take it for, also is it safe to drink alcohol while taking it?

Doctors instructions: You should never take any medication without specific instructions from your doctor. Progesterone is often used to stop periods and that is a reasonable choice. Alcohol does not interact with progesterone. ...Read more

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I am quitting taking seroquel (quetiapine) now that I am trying to get pregnant how long will it take to be out of my system?

I am quitting taking seroquel (quetiapine) now that I am trying to get pregnant how long will it take to be out of my system?

A few days but ...: It may be wise to wait a while to see how you do without the medication before you try to get pregnant. Also the reason why you are taking seroquel (quetiapine) is not stated so there are other concerns that may need to be discussed with both your psychiatrist and your OB md. ...Read more

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I am finishing a long course of methylprednisolone. I have been avoiding alcohol during the course. How long do I need to wait before I can have drink?

I am finishing a long course of methylprednisolone. I have been avoiding alcohol during the course. How long do I need to wait before I can have drink?

That depends on what: You were taking the steroid for. I always wonder when someone is asking a total stranger on an online website rather than the doctor who is treating them about when they can drink again. I also wonder about how important drinking is to that person, and how much they are drinking how often. An occasional social drink is probably not harmful to most things, but without your history i cannot say. ...Read more

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How long will gingo take to get out of my system after I stop taking it?

How long will gingo take to get out of my system after I stop taking it?

Depends: I doubt anyone has studied the pharmacodynamics of all the various formulations available of ginkgo so i can't give you a specific answer but the herb is usually given 2-3 times a day suggesting a short half-life. On the other hand, my research indicates that you should be off it for 2 weeks prior to anticipated surgery so there may be some lingering long term effects. ...Read more

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I just cold turkey quit my symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine) after seven years. Its been a week and i feel fine. How long does it take to get out of your system?

I just cold turkey quit my symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine) after seven years. Its been a week and i feel fine. How long does it take to get out of your system?

See below: Zyprexa (olanzapine) is earlier than a week. However, Prozac and its breakdown products can stay in your system for upto a month. This slow removal of Prozac prepares the brain and body in many, so they are protected from withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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I want to go on an ayahuasca retreat but I am on 40 mg of citalopram a day . How long do I have to stop the medication before I can interact with it?

I want to go on an ayahuasca retreat but I am on 40 mg of citalopram a day . How long do I have to stop the medication before I can interact with it?

At least 2 weeks: Ayahuasca can have very profound psychospiritual benefits & can help some people to overcome depression. However, as a MAO inhibitor it can have serious interactions with many drugs & one must also avoid many foods before using. Combining ayahuasca with citalopram can cause serotonin syndrome. Experts advise stopping citalopram for at least 2 weeks prior. See http://ayahuascasafety.org/?page_id=13 ...Read more

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After 20 yrs of smoking I am trying to quit. I am on day 4 without a cigarette. How long does it take for all the nicotine to be gone?

After 20 yrs of smoking I am trying to quit. I am on day 4 without  a cigarette. How long does it take for all the nicotine to be gone?

It's hard to be sure: Nicotine has relatively short half-life (30-min-120min) because it is broken-down by liver via oxidation process and thus disappears rather quickly--hence people feel need to smoke often. Chronic smokers will have nicotine in body for longer, but i would guess after 1 wk, there isn't much left to bother you. Traces of that can still be detected up to 2 months later. Congrats on quiting. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to drink alcohol when I took an antibiotic on Tuesday of this week?

If you: completed antibiotics 4 days ago drinking alcohol today should not affect the antibiotics. However it is better not to drink untill the condition that lead to the antibiotics has resolved ...Read more

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I was on the Depo-Provera shot for a year and a half. I hated it so i stopped. How long after stopping can it take to get pregnant?

I was on the Depo-Provera shot for a year and a half. I hated it so i stopped. How long after stopping can it take to get pregnant?

4 month -year: After stopping depo-provera, it can take an average of four to ten months to get pregnant. It will take up to two years from the date of your last depo-provera shot for your chances of getting pregnant to get back to that of a woman who has never had the shot. So, basically, four months after stopping the shot, your chances will start to increase. ...Read more