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If i had elevated liver enzymes and enlarged spleen due to mononucleosis, how long do I need to wait to drink alcohol?

If i had elevated liver enzymes and enlarged spleen due to mononucleosis, how long do I need to wait to drink alcohol?

How do you feel?: You'll know when you're ready because you'll feel fully recovered. I hope you're not in any hurry, and that for the rest of your life you'll drink sensibly. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infectious Mononucleosis (Definition)

Mononucleosis is a viral disease caused by EB Epstein Barr virus. It can last 10-14 days even up to weeks and become chronic on occasion. A mono assay test can reveal if present and on an CBC can see nucleated or atypical lymphocytes. Sore throat, fatigue, fevers are the main symptoms. Treatment remains bedrest, fluids and Advil 400 mg po q 6 hrs until no symptoms occur. Reg ...Read more


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Can you drink alcohol after having mono?

? timing issue ?: Since mono often produces liver inflammation it is wise to avoid alcohol consumption while symptomatic. Since alcohol is broken down by the liver, the illness can intensify the risk of liver injury by alcohol. Most adults are symptomatic for 3-4 wks, while a few remain so for 3 months. Avoiding alcohol until you are well past the symptomatic stage is recommended. ...Read more

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If I drink alcohol with mono what will happen?

If I drink alcohol with mono what will happen?

Hard to say: Mono often causes liver inflammation and that is where the toxins in alcohol must be broken down. If you drink while the liver is already compromised, you increase the chance of liver injury.Light drinking might not stir up a big problem, but keeping that in mind could help you avoid some harsh consequences. ...Read more

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How can drinking alcohol affect you while you have mono?

How can  drinking alcohol affect you while you have mono?

Mono: Mono causes you to feel weak all by itself. It tends to make people tired and fatigued. Alcohol is a suppressant and causes drowsiness, slowed responses. Together, the effects will likely be exacerbated or made worse. I wouldn't recommend mixing the two, it could result in a very long rip van winkle-like nap. ...Read more

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I have read some things that say don't drink alcohol while you have mono. Why?

Liver issues: It is common for mono sufferers to have a mild hepatitis during the illness.This reduces the livers ability to clear and detoxify alcohol in a routine way, & increases the possibility of liver toxicity with alcohol. ...Read more

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If i've had mono over a year, and i've been consuming alcohol periodically. Can that affect the liver permanately?

If i've had mono over a year, and i've been consuming alcohol periodically. Can that affect the liver permanately?

Alcohol: Periodic? How frequent? And how much at a time? Even binge 5 beers in weekends is alcoholism with severe long term personal and familial consequences. Mono does not leave long lasting consequences in the liver but mono+alcoholism do. Think of your family, or if single, of the severe consequencesss in your own life of resulting severe depression + severe anxiety that initially push you to drink. ...Read more

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How long should I avoid alcohol if I have mono?

How long should I avoid alcohol if I have mono?

As long as it takes: Infectious mononucleosis or mono for short attack your immune system. While feeling sick avoid alcohol which will dehydrate you and make you feel weaker. See what water does for your body. ...Read more

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How soon after symptoms resolve from mono can you drink alcohol?

How soon after symptoms resolve from mono can you drink alcohol?

Mono: can affect your liver and cause inflammation of that organ as well as the other glands that are affected. alcohol also can cause liver irritation so it should be restarted carefully if you didn't experience any abdominal pain or have blood tests showing your liver was irritated, would wait until you feel perfectly normal for at least 2 weeks. may want to check with your doctor Moderation is key ...Read more

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How long should I wait after recovering from mono before drinking alcohol? I have been over it for a couple months now, if not a little more.

How long should I wait after recovering from mono before drinking alcohol? I have been over it for a couple months now, if not a little more.

How much alcohol?: And was your liver affected? If you had mono hepatitis, you need to talk to your doctor and make sure your enzyme levels are completely normal. Truly social drinking (less than 2 drinks, a couple times a week at most) should not be a problem, but regular or heavier drinking may well be. Your own physician is the best person to answer this question, but my ? Is if alcohol is problem for you? ...Read more

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How long after mono symptoms go away can you drink alcohol and be sexually active?

How long after mono symptoms go away can you drink alcohol and be sexually active?

Hard to say: Mono has a variable effect on patients with some quite impaired and some with a light case. It has the tendency in most to cause inflammation of the liver, which will self heal over time but to your question.The liver must detoxify the alcohol you consume. In some patients it takes months before their liver heals. You might want to try it slow for a while. ...Read more

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Had mono and my ALT is 85. Can i drink alcohol?

Had mono and my ALT is 85. Can i drink alcohol?

Avoid alcohol use: For a minimum of 4 weeks with mononucleosis - longer if you remain symptomatic. ...Read more

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Hi, do you think I can drink alcohol while on Macrobid mono?

Hi, do you think I can drink alcohol while on Macrobid mono?

Would avoid: Alcohol and Macrobid are broken down by the same protein in the liver so the alcohol may cause the Macrobid not to work as well or even cause it to be too much in the system depending if u drink in short spurts or daily. ...Read more

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Could alcohol have the same effect on the liver while having mono in its incubation period?

Could alcohol have the same effect on the liver while having mono in its incubation period?

If a person: Is not yet symptomatic then the alcohol is likely to have less adverse effects than if a person has mononucleosis that is effecting the liver. However, why drink if you believe you are likely to have become infected by mononucleosis. ...Read more

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Could alcohol have the same effect on the liver while having mono in its incubation period versus while having full symptoms of mono?

Could alcohol have the same effect on the liver while having mono in its incubation period versus while having full symptoms of mono?

Alcohol: Is likely to have the most adverse impact on liver health in a liver that has already been damaged by mononucleosis. ...Read more

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Could i drink alcohol while on Macrobid mono?

Could i drink alcohol while on Macrobid mono?

Yes: This should not interfere with the effectiveness of the medication. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with Mono on 12/9. Symptoms are mild. When am I okay to return to normal activities? When can I consume alcohol?

Mono: Resuming physical activtty usually depends if your spleenis enlarged or not. If it enlarged, you should wait until it goes bavk to normal. Same as drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol if there's a possibility I have glandular fever ?

Is it okay to drink alcohol if there's a possibility I have glandular fever ?

No: Glandular fever or mono can cause liver inflammation... So can alcohol. Best to wait until you are completely well and recovered before drinking alcohol. There is no upside or benefit to the alcohol, but there could be significant downside. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Ein
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Mono (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono, is a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more