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Doctor insights on: Mixing Prescription Drugs With Alcohol

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What effects will alcohol have on me if i'm taking an amoxicillin prescription?

What effects will alcohol have on me if i'm taking an amoxicillin prescription?

Depends: I wish people would talk about how much of what they are drinking how often! one drink, or two, once or twice a week, will not have any impact. If you are drinking more than that, it decreases your body's ability to fight infection, and is not good for you. People who drink to excess have more infections, and more severe ones. There is no particular interaction with Amoxicillin to my knowledge. ...Read more

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Alcohol/ prescription sleeping pill? Any recommendations?

Of course..: The classic recommendation is to never mix any sleeping pill with alcohol; prescription or not (always read the insert). ...Read more

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Does alcohol interact badly with prescription adderal xl?

Does alcohol interact badly with prescription adderal xl?

Not advised: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant used to treat adhd. Alcohol is a depressant. Taking stimulants and depressants together is rarely a good idea as they tend to pull your body in two different directions. If you are drinking alcohol while under a doctor's care for adhd, you need to make sure they are aware of this so that they can make the best decisions for your care and treatment. ...Read more

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How will my prescription isoniazid affect consumption of alcohol?

Don't drink: Ideally it will cause you to stop drinking while you're taking it, but that's up to you. Alcohol increase the risk of inh hepatitis. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a high tolerance for alcohol will cause prescription pain killers to not be very effective?

Is it possible that a high tolerance for alcohol will cause prescription pain killers to not be very effective?

Yes.: There is a similarity in how the brain handles alcohol, tranquilizers, and pain medications; high tolerance to one is often associated with high tolerance for others. ...Read more

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I have drank alcohol for the first time 2 weeks ago and the period is not yet came. Any suggestions? Or prescriptions?

I have drank alcohol for the first time 2 weeks ago and the period is not yet came. Any suggestions? Or prescriptions?

Sounds normal.: Alcohol use and your cycle are not likely related in any way. It is very common to have a missed cycle or two at your age. Pregnancy is a common cause but so is stress, diet, activity, etc. Suggestion: if you are concerned about pregnancy check a pregnancy test. if you are not, then relax. no medication necessary. ...Read more

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What is the harm in drinking alcohol when taking prescription medications?

What is the harm in drinking alcohol when taking prescription medications?

Two problems: Alcohol and many medications interact in a manner that amplifies the drunkenness; depending on the amount of alcohol and medications, and the kind of medications, this can be or small increase in buzz, but reach proportions that the sedation becomes lethal. The other problem: alcohol can block or reduce the beneficial effect of medications. Don't forego medicines to drink, either! ...Read more

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What exactly is the harm in drinking alcohol when taking prescription medications?

The alcohol: May interact with the medication to increase side effects or may impact metabolism of the medication. ...Read more