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Is it possible to drink alcohol while on xenical tablets?

Is it possible to drink alcohol while on xenical tablets?

Yes: There is no specific contraindication of alcohol use together with xenical. However, since the purpose of xenical is weight loss, you need to know that alcohol has almost as many calories per gram as fat, so a standard drink has over 100 calories just form the alcohol; beer and wine have additional calories from other carbs in them. The main thing is to cut back on fat, which will cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Are you allowed to drink alcohol with orlistat?

Are you allowed to drink alcohol with orlistat?

Yes, but...: Most studies have shown that orlistat does not interfere with alcohol metabolism (the body's ability to break down alcohol). However, alcohol is high in empty calories and orlistat is a drug for weight loss. So, although drinking alcohol while taking this drug is not currently contraindicated, it is not wise as you are consuming added calories while simultaneously trying to reduce calories. ...Read more

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Is it possible to drink alcohol 6 hours after i took an antibiotic pill?

Is it possible to drink alcohol 6 hours after i took an antibiotic pill?

Usually: In moderation. Do not drink alcohol if you are taking flagyll ( Metronidazole ) as that can induce an antibuse like reaction. ...Read more

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I am currently taking ginkgo biloba tablets once a day for my bad memory. Can i also drink alcohol?

I am currently taking ginkgo biloba tablets once a day for my bad memory. Can i also drink alcohol?

Save your money: Gingko is worthless. No evidence it helps prevent or restore memory loss in any condition. But do you have a history of heavy alcohol usage, and, if so, that may explain your memory issues, and maybe b vitamins, especially thiamine 50 mg daily may help a lot. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol after taking fluconozol 150 mg tablet ?

Can i drink alcohol after taking fluconozol 150 mg tablet ?

No: Both can can increase the risk of liver injury, combining them can increase the risk. ...Read more

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I am now taking 4 of these tablets a day as prescribed. Am i aloud to drink alcohol and get drunk whilst taking this?

I am now taking 4 of these tablets a day as prescribed. Am i aloud to drink alcohol and get drunk whilst taking this?

No: There is no medicine where it is safe to get drunk, though you don't say 4 tablets of what. Getting drunk on any regular basis is alcohol abuse. Alcohol also has drug interactions with a huge number of other drugs, either increasing the toxicity of the drug or potentially reducing its effectiveness. You need to talk to your doctor and consider finding some help for an alcohol problem. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol if took chylmedia tablets 5 hours ago? if not when can I? I only want like 3 drinks of vodka but want to be sure first?

Can I drink alcohol if took chylmedia tablets 5 hours ago? if not when can I? I only want like 3 drinks of vodka but want to be sure first?

No: Depending on what medication you took alcohol can either lower the effectiveness or make you violently ill and vomit. You should have received instructions with the medication on how to take it and what to avoid. The safest bet is to not drink alcohol while on an antibiotic. ...Read more