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What is the effect of taking up medicine and drinking alcoholic beverages?

What is the effect of taking up medicine and drinking alcoholic beverages?

Risky/dangerous: A total of 886 drugs (5667 brand and generic names) are known to interact with alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) (ethanol). 130 major drug interactions, 722 moderate drug interactions, 34 minor drug interactions. Ask your prescriber and/or pharmacist about your specific medications. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcoholic beverages affect my sarcoidosis?

Will drinking alcoholic beverages affect my sarcoidosis?

YES: Alcohol affects everything. It is a toxin. You have t decide if it is worth the risk and this will be determined by the severity of your disease. It will also affect the metabolism and affect of any medications you may be taking. Safest course is to not drink it. The more severe your sarcoid or more meds you take the greater your risk. ...Read more

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What part of ANS would be affected if one gets tachycardia after eating and drinking alcoholic beverages (wine coolers)? Is that a sign of dysfunction?

What part of ANS would be affected if one gets tachycardia after eating and drinking alcoholic beverages (wine coolers)? Is that a sign of dysfunction?

May be normal: To some degree, it is normal to get some increase in heart rate after eating & drinking (esp high sugar foods like alcohol) as digestion naturally increases the work of the heart/Increased blood flows to the stomach to aid digestion. The vagus nerve interfaces with the autonomic, parasympathetic control of heart rate, and may impact this response. If this is only/main symptom, not dysfunction. ...Read more

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How long after having wisdom teeth pulled do you have to wait before you drinking alcoholic beverages?

How long after having wisdom teeth pulled do you have to wait before you drinking alcoholic beverages?

5-6 days: As long as you are healing normally with no complications you should be able to resume reasonable consumption of alcoholic beverages after 5-6 days with out hurting the healing process. ...Read more

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How long after Achilles tendon rupture repair can you start drinking alcoholic beverages again?

How long after Achilles tendon rupture repair can you start drinking alcoholic beverages again?

Bigger question?: What other meds are you taking now that's not on the profile. This can impact whether or not you can take alcohol or not. If you are still on pain meds, muscle relaxants, etc. Then it's not advisable to do so. Check with your surgeon for the best answer, so they can document your request in your chart. We can't advise or treat, but your doctor can. This would be best! ...Read more

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I have only had 4 alcoholic beverages in my life. With every sip i get a burning tingle in my rectal area. Is that normal? Is it because i don't drink

I have only had 4 alcoholic beverages in my life. With every sip i get a burning tingle in my rectal area. Is that normal? Is it because i don't drink

not common: The nerves of the digestive system are complex and not well understood. It is possible that there is some connection between alcohol contact in the mouth and rectal sensation. It could also be that your own emotional response to drinking is driving neurological response at the rectum. Perhaps the easy thing to do is stop drinking. Maybe one day we will understand this better. ...Read more

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I have two buddies of mine who drink 3-5 alcoholic beverages a day, is that a clinical alcoholic?

I have two buddies of mine who drink 3-5 alcoholic beverages a day, is that a clinical alcoholic?

Abuse or at risk: In men less than age 65 more than 3 drinks in 1 day or 14 in a week is considered abuse and at risk. We do not use clinical. However we use abuse or dependency both are present > 1 year but abuse has 1 criteria , dependency 3 or more they are at risk and abuse. Have them talk to their doctor. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if i drink 10 to 15 alcoholic beverages a day am i healthy?

I'm wondering if i drink 10 to 15 alcoholic beverages a day am i healthy?

Umm...likely not.: Just in case you're in denial, 10-15 alcoholic beverages is a lot of alcohol. A lot! and because it probably did not happen overnight, you've likely been drinking too much for many years. Which means that it is highly unlikely that you are, indeed, healthy. My professional advice is to see a physician as soon as possible to get evaluated and checked out. It's the way to know for sure.Good luck. ...Read more

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I take 800mg of gabapentin 4x a day for nerve pain. Can i drink alcoholic beverages? What are the possible affects?

I take 800mg of gabapentin 4x a day for nerve pain. Can i drink alcoholic beverages? What are the possible affects?

I would recommend...: That you did not consume alcohol along with 3200 mg/day of gabapentin. It could interfere with your medications beneficial effects and could increase your medications side effects. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't i drink alcoholic beverages while taking metronizole 500mg?

You will get sick: Drinking alcohol while taking Metronidazole can cause violent nausea, vomiting and other unpleasant symptoms of being ill. Asking this question makes me wonder if you are not an alcoholic. A normal drinker can easily follow the doctor's advice not to drink while on metronidazole. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to drink alcoholic beverages while taking minocycline?

Is it possible for me to drink alcoholic beverages while taking minocycline?

Possible yes: recommended NO. The most common reason minocycline is prescribed is for acne, and alcohol consumption actually is a risk factor for getting acne, and makes acne worse. Alcohol also has multiple drug interactions that interfere with the functioning of many drugs. More than 2 drinks per day in men, and 1 drink/day in women are associated with many adverse health effects. ...Read more

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If you have a chest cold is it a bad idea to drink alcoholic beverages?

If you have a chest cold is it a bad idea  to drink alcoholic beverages?

If U have a chest : Cold u can see u pcp to find out it is just cold or u have also infection, and u can try to rest. ...Read more

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How long after taking medicine should I wait to drink alcoholic beverages?

How long after taking medicine should I wait to drink alcoholic beverages?

Depends on medicine: This depends on the medication you're taking. Please ask your own physician, who is better able to answer. With some medications, you should not be drinking alcohol at all. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcoholic beverages & smoke with ocd?

Is it okay to drink alcoholic beverages & smoke with ocd?

Drinking with OCD: Drinking on a regular basis can further increase your anxiety and may impede in your treatment like developing coping skills to deal with your anxiety. Smoking can also decrease the effect of medications if you are taking for ocd. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcoholic beverages & smoke if you have ocd?

Can you drink alcoholic beverages & smoke if you have ocd?

Neither is good: Alcohol is a depressant, and should not be combined with antidepressants. Smoking can increase anxiety, and is bad for your health, but does not cause ocd to be worse. ...Read more

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When can you start drinking again alcoholic beverages after a tonsillectomy?

When can you start drinking again alcoholic beverages after a tonsillectomy?

Tonsillectomy: When the tissues are healed, no pain with swallowing acidic or solid foods. ...Read more

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Daily supplement says don't take with alcoholic beverages. Can i drink later though?

Daily supplement says don't take with alcoholic beverages. Can i drink later though?

I never understand: why people who ask if it's ok to drink never say HOW MUCH they are drinking HOW OFTEN. I guess I actually do understand - it is because they are drinking too much, too often. If you are talking about 1-2 social drinks on an occasion after taking your supplement (what kind, for what purpose?) it probably doesn't matter, but if you are getting drunk, then DON'T. ...Read more