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Is 1 beer considered alcohol ? Is drinking 1 beer (4% or 5%) , with Zoloft & strattera (atomoxetine) & fish oil bad? Does 1 beer only affect my meds effectivity ?

Is 1 beer considered alcohol ? Is drinking 1 beer (4% or 5%) , with Zoloft & strattera (atomoxetine) & fish oil bad? Does 1 beer only affect my meds effectivity ?

1 beer is alcohol: There are non-alcoholic beers but if your question is whether a beer containing alcohol is considered an alcoholic beverage then, the answer is yes. It is generally a rule of pharmacology that alcohol and medication should not be combined in the same body. The presence of alcohol can alter the way drugs are metabolized meaning they either make drugs less effective or more dangerous. ...Read more

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What does alcohol do to your body if just beer?

What does alcohol do to your body if just beer?

Depends on amount,: One 12 oz can of beer has same alcohol as one 5 oz glass of wine and 1&1/2 of spirits. So six beers equal to six shots. In moderation not a problem in excess same thing as too much of other alcoholic beverages. Though calorie content is usally higher with beer, could have increase weight gain along with other complications that happen with any type of alcohol. Plenty of alcoholics just drink beer. ...Read more

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I'd really like to know how much alcohol is in beer?

I'd really like to know how much alcohol is in beer?

Varies: It really varies with each style and brewery. Here's a great website for many types: http://www.Alcoholcontents.Com/beer/. ...Read more

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How can alcohol affect the body if you only drink a few beers a day?

How can alcohol affect the body if you only drink a few beers a day?

Depends: Your interpretation of a few could lead to driving under the infulence or having a serious accident, even with out driving. Never drink even one beer and try to ride a motorcycle. ...Read more

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Might consuming a large amount of alcohol such as beer make someone gain weight?

Yes, yes, yes.: These are 'wasted calories'. Check the calories for the type of beer that you drink at this site: http://www.Wastedcalories.Com/beercalories.Html. ...Read more

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I drank about 40 beers last weekend. have an alcohol swab test Friday. will I be able to pass?

I drank about 40 beers last weekend.  have an alcohol swab test Friday.  will I be able to pass?

About 3 days: If you drinker this amount of beer you must wait about 40 hours. BUT You must look for help because look like you have a huge tolerance and suffer of alcoholism. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it possible that i'm allergic to beer/alcohol?

Can you tell me is it possible that i'm allergic to beer/alcohol?

All is possible: but you haven't said what kind of reaction it is, so it may or may not be true "allergy" - an immune response to a foreign substance, usually a protein. There are many agents in alcoholic beverages besides the alcohol, including flavorings, colorings, and what remains of whatever was fermented to produce the alcohol. Allergies to any and all of these are possible. You need to describe reaction. ...Read more

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What is the alcohol content of light beer compared to regular beer?

What is the alcohol content of light beer compared to regular beer?

It varies: This varies by brand but we can make some reasonable generalizations. Most regular beers are about 5% alcohol, and most "light beers" are closer to 4%. If you want to know for sure, you may have to look it up for a particular brand or call the company. So about 5 light beers = 4 regular beers. Clearly you can get drunk on both so be careful! More info available on the NIAAA website ...Read more