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Mesalamine And Alcohol
I'm taking 3 asacol (mesalamine) in the morning and 3 at night. What are the side effects of drinking hard alcohol such as gin or vodka with these medications?
Don't do it: Alcohol will significantly increase the risk of GI toxicity from this med and also increase the risk of liver toxicity.
Drug interactions: Alcohol is a drug. In small amounts it has a sedative effect and can raise the level of HDL (good cholesterol)....Larger doses and chronic use has toxic effect on liver, brain, increases accidents, etc.. At any dose it can irritate the gastric lining... Asacol has NSAID - gastric irritant -- iron causes constipation distends the gut--- with all three you're asking for trouble....
Is it a bad idea to drink alcohol if I'm taking asacol, (mesalamine) mercaptopurine, prednisone, and celexa?
Weight risks: Any steroids either parenteral or oral has its risks/side effects especially in the long run. Affects a lot of organ systems. So your md who is taking care of you will brief you more of it. And remember, your condition is an auto-immune condition. What steroids and other meds being used or available is just a palliative measure - quiet down or blocks the inflammatory reaction of these condition.
Is Entyvio meant to be an alternative to oral mesalamines like Lialda? Why consider it? Is the risk profile better?
Entyvio Vs. Mesalamine: Entyvio and mesalamine are different types of medications. They can be used separately or together. The goal of Biologics such as Entyvio is to induce remission, while mesalamine derivatives reduce inflammation but do not induce remission. They have different side effect profiles, and either can be a valid approach in various patient circumstances. Talk to your gastroenterologist. Good luck.
Child eating somethi: Always call poison control to clarify the item ingested. The poison control number is usually an 800 no. And can be found in the front of your phone book, or any emergency room would have it and you could post it on your fridge or put it somewhere quickly accessible. My 10 mo old once put a handful of dishwasher soap in his mouth (not tasty!) but I called just to be sure.
Most likely.: Yes. Unless you have a severe life-threatening adverse event.
Ideally you should: Be able to hold it in through the night time sleep cycle. This may take several days before you can accomplish this. The longer you hold the more effective the treatment. Let your prescribing doctopr know if after a week you are still not able to go thru the night holding the enema
Unusual: There is no reported clinical experience with PENTASA overdosage. PENTASA is an aminosalicylate, and symptoms of salicylate toxicity may be possible, such as: tinnitus, vertigo, headache, confusion, drowsiness, sweating, hyperventilation, vomiting, and diarrhea. Ref: http://www. Rxlist. Com/pentasa-drug/overdosage-contraindications. Htm
Usually helps: 4000 mg is the usual dose of Pentasa. The active ingredients in Pentasa is mesalamine. It is usually well-tolerated, and very often helps with inflammatory bowel conditions in the bowel. Lists of the rare possible side effects are easily found online. The important thing is to be sure that your IBD is not worsening after starting the medication. If it is, contact your doctor.
I had 30mg prednisolone for 5 days + 3x300mg mesalamine last month. I've woken up all night every day since I came off the pred. Why could this be?
Uncertain: In general, it is recommended that medications not be used after expiration date. With that said, there is a big difference between being expired for 5 days versus 5 years. Your pharmacist should be able to provide more information.