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Plavix And Alcohol
Not best, both slow: blood clotting. Aspirin inhibits platelet activation; Xarelto inhibits clot formation. Both Rxed because of evidence/concern of forming clots inside blood vessels, not just at blood vessel breaks, thus bleeding is ?ed because slows clotting at all locations. They do NOT thin blood; blood viscosity does not change. Etoh, a depressant, both ?es chances for injury/bleeding & may change drug efficacy. ...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
Recently taking eliquis, metatoprolol and Tylenol. Alcohol intake minimal. Enzymes raised significantly! Suggestions?
Please clarify: Let us know which lab tests were elevated. Can resubmit with clarification. ...Read more
Smoking and HRT.: Smoking and HRT are very bad together, greatly increasing the risks of cardiovascular side effects, like blood clots and strokes. Alcohol in large quantities, both primarily and secondarily, can have some estrogenic effects which could impact those also taking HRT, too. Smoking is dangerous enough just by itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes in moderation: Liver function tests are routinely monitored.Get a more detailed answer ›
After Heart CABG better use Aspirin 100mg combination warfarin 2mg, or clopidogrel 75mg with warfarin 2mg??
You may...: There are minor interactions between the agents you mentioned, according to the following reference: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=187-0,1034-14582,685-337,1015-567 ...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
What are the dangers of taking blood thinners and drinking alcohol? I was recently diagnosed with afib and prescribed prodaxa and haven't completely quit drinking
Some ginger beer:
has very high ginger content. In general, adults should not take more than 4 grams of ginger daily -- from all sources.
REF: http://www.livestrong.com/article/504737-how-much-raw-ginger-can-you-eat/ *** Ginger can change efficacy of blood thinners such as Warfarin. I would discuss specifics w your doctor. ...Read more
Alcohol Abuse: I admire you for caring for your Health! Naltrexone is used to treat Alcoholism. Naltrexone will not cause to "sober up" It is not a cure for Alcoholism. Do not drink alcohol while taking Adavan (Ativan). This can increase the effects of Alcohol. Vistaril may impair thinking or reactions, may cause tremors, confusion, seizures. Discuss with Psychiatrist Alcoholism program , A.A. and Therapy. ...Read more