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Mesalamine And Alcohol
Is it a bad idea to drink alcohol if i'm taking asacol, (mesalamine) mercaptopurine, prednisone, and celexa?
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?
Not compatible: Why do you want to add insult to injury. Forget it. ...Read more
Yes and other causes: There are many causes of esophagitis, including drinking alcohol. Acid production in the stomach, with reflux and heartburn can cause esophagitis too. Do not guess at the cause of esophagitis, and allow your doctor a chance to figure out the cause. Only then can you find the right treatment. With that said, alcohol may make esophagitis from another cause - even worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Alcohol becomes abuse when it starts affecting your life negatively:if you having problems at work or showing up late or missing work; if it is making you fight with others or causing problems in your relationship; if you have legal problems from drinking; if you find yourself "sneaking" alcohol or hiding how much you use from other people. ...Read more
What are the physical and mental side effects of alcohol and prozac (fluoxetine). Beer mixed with tequila and prozac (fluoxetine)?
Alcohol & Depression: Alcohol in any form -- including beer and tequila -- is a depressant. Combined with prozac, (fluoxetine) you could have much more sedation or intoxication than you expect. Especially when used in large quantities, alcohol disrupts your sleep cycle and neuronal tone. People usually take Prozac (fluoxetine) for depression or anxiety. Disrupting your sleep & neurons can worsen these conditions. ...Read more
How does sulfasalazine measure up to other 5-asa drugs such as asacol (mesalamine) and colazal for ulcerative colitis?
You shouldn't: It would help to know why you are on Levaquin (levofloxacin) and predisone, but i will guess it is a pulmonary infection. Alcohol in amounts more than social drinking (1-2 drinks/day) impairs the cough reflex, increases chances of aspiration, damages our immune system and increases side effects of prednisone, especially stomach irritation/bleeding. If alcohol has become a problem for you, seek help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No and I suspect: that the fact you are asking this of a stranger online, rather than the doctor(s) who are prescribing these medications for you means that you KNOW that the answer is no. Alcohol can increase depression and anxiety in many people, as can marijuana. I will wager that your doctors don't know about your drinking or weed use. If you truly want help to get better, tell them and stop drinking/weed. ...Read more
Hemorrhoids: Alcohol intake, especially excessive, can lead to dehydration. This exacerbates hemorrhoids due to hard stool. Smoking (nicotine) is a potent stimulator of bowel function, and can aggravate hemorrhoidal pain or bleeding with frequent bowel movement. Everything in moderation. Avoid these if you are suffering from hemorrhoids, and start fiber and otc medications. See your doctor. ...Read more
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.... ...Read more