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What happens when you're on Paxil (paroxetine) and drink alcohol?

What happens when you're on Paxil (paroxetine) and drink alcohol?

Psychomotor impaired: The combination of alcohol with any prescription medication can lead to adverse side effects. In the case of paxil (paroxetine), (paroxetine) the effects are additive between the two "drugs" such that the sedative effects of Paxil (paroxetine) and those of alchohol add to one another to make the combination more dangerous then either alone. Also the depressant effects of alcohol on the muscular system can be enhanced due to paxil (paroxetine). ...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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I was prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) for anxiety. I drink alcohol 2x a week. Honestly will it hurt me if i drink on it?

I was prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) for anxiety. I drink alcohol 2x a week. Honestly will it hurt me if i drink on it?

Depends: Drinking in moderation will probably have no ill effects. Drinking heavily is rarely good for you, especially when taking prescribed medication. Discuss your drinking habits with your doctor. ...Read more

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Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg daily + metoprolol 12,5 mg daily. Whats the side effect mixing, resting hr 50-65 whithout meds, can i get heart block? Can drink alcohol?

Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg daily + metoprolol 12,5 mg daily. Whats the side effect mixing, resting hr 50-65 whithout meds, can i get heart block? Can drink alcohol?

Paxil (paroxetine): In few cases Paxil (paroxetine) could cause low heart beat as side effect. Metoprolol also decreases heart rate as a drug effect. Combination could cause significantly slow heart rate in your case. Because your resting heart rate with meds is 50-65. So you have to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol once a fortnight while on paroxetine?

Will I be able to drink alcohol once a fortnight while on paroxetine?

Yes, but moderately!: Since alcohol increases the effects (AND side effects) of paroxetine, you really should be very moderate in the amount and strength of what you choose to drink. That is certainly not too frequent, but do keep the drinks weak (low in alcohol content) and few. Do have a pleasant time but take care. It's not bad advice for people even w/o the medication issue. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

I do every thanksgiv: L tyrosine is a normal amino acid found in meat. There is no more interaction between it an alcohol than meat and alcohol. ...Read more

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I consistently have a lft, gamma GT of 115 u/l, with no evidence of a fatty liver, and i rarely drink alcohol, what could be the cause of this?

Probably just you: About 1 person in 1000 has an autosomal dominant trait producing a high GGT without drinking or anything else. From time to time, I have to reassure these people's employers, probation officers or whoever that they are not secretly abusing alcohol. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering my GGT LEVEL is 64U/L which is very high but I don't drink alcohol or take drugs what causes the elevation? Hep test negative

Hi I was wondering my GGT LEVEL is 64U/L which is very high but I don't drink alcohol or take drugs what causes the elevation? Hep test negative

May just be you: That's high for the lab, I trust? About one person in 1000 always runs a way-high GGT. It's genetic. These folks get accused of being drunks. You're not. Sorry there was a misunderstanding. If everything else is okay, forget it. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol withbpenicillin vk?

Can you drink alcohol withbpenicillin vk?

Depends: Depends on how much you are talking about when you say "drink." if you are on pencillin, it is to treat an infection. Large quantities of alcohol (more than 2-3 drinks on an occasion) interfere with the body's ability to fight infections - white blood cells do not work as well to gobble up germs and make antibodies in the presence of alcohol. If it is a beer or 2, or a glass of win, no problem. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking tamiflures?

Can you drink alcohol while taking tamiflures?

Not Advised: It is not advised to drink alcohol when you are ill regardless if you are on medication or not. That then gets much more specific in that you are not to drink alcohol when on medication for an acute illness such as the flu. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to occasionally drink alcohol?

How dangerous is it to occasionally drink alcohol?

Safe to drink: Yes it is safe to drink alcohol in moderation as long as you do not have a medical contraindication like liver disease studies have shown that if you are male and drink 2 drinks a day, like 2glasses of wine, 2beers, or two shots of hard liqour, it is beneficial to your health as it raises yourhdl in women who are not pregnant or nursing 10 drinks a week is beneficial any more than that can be harmful. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Paroxetine (Definition)

Brand name paxil, (paroxetine) it's an ssri used for treating depression, anxiety, ocd, and several other conditions. It ...Read more


Paxil (Definition)

Paroxetine is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more