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Doctor insights on: Polyvinyl Alcohol Side Effects

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Does polyvinyl alcohol (partially hydrolyzed) in prenatals contain alcohol?

Does polyvinyl alcohol (partially hydrolyzed) in prenatals contain alcohol?

No ethanol: It is not ethanol, the "alcohol" in beer, wine, and whisky. Certain chemicals, like polyvinyl alcohol, use the name "alcohol" because they have a particular chemical structure, but are not ethanol (the alcohol in beverages). ...Read more

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How safe is the polyvinyl alcohol used for uterine aterial embolization?

How safe is the polyvinyl alcohol used for uterine aterial embolization?

Very safe: Pva has been used for over 40 years in embolization, no known side effects or allergic reactions. It does clump more proximal in the embolization, however a comparison of regular pva to embopsheres should no difference in efficacy. ...Read more

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Will phosphatylserine and polyvinyl alcohol make me test positive for a urine screen?

Will phosphatylserine and polyvinyl alcohol make me test positive for a urine screen?

Not for a substance: Of abuse. However, why are you taking these things? Did a doctor prescribe these? If so, what for?
Usual urine drug test is for marijuana, amphetamine, opiates, PCP and cocaine.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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My vitamins say they contain polyvinyl alcohol. Will this make a drug test positive for alcohol?

My vitamins say they contain polyvinyl alcohol. Will this make a drug test positive for alcohol?

No, however...: No, this chemical does not have any real relationship to the type of alcohol we drink and will not raise your alcohol level one bit. However, while considered non-toxic, I do not think it's wise to take a vitamin with synthetic chemicals like this. It is probably a sign that this is not the best quality vitamin; there are many better choices. See http://tinyurl. Com/mzrkbx8 ...Read more

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Took 2 citracal+d a day for a month (ob said ok). Has polyvinyl alcohol part hydrolyzed. Worried that it can harm the baby.

Took 2 citracal+d a day for a month (ob said ok). Has polyvinyl alcohol part hydrolyzed. Worried that it can harm the baby.

Don't worry: If over the counter items are damaging babies or causing birth defects they are removed and companies out of business. Your gonna be fine, don't worry about the vitamin, if u have a problem, it will not be fron using citrical. ...Read more

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One a day prenatals contain polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol - is this safe to take when pregnant?

One a day prenatals contain polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol - is this safe to take when pregnant?

Safe?: Polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol are used to suspend the vitamins. In the pharmaceutical world they are the excipients used to bind the tablets or suspend the drug in a gel. The amounts in prenatal vitamins are very small and are completely safe to take in the dosage intended - one a day. ...Read more

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Taking a prenatal pill twice a day (recommended dose) that has polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol - are those ingredients safe for pregnancy?

PRESERVATIVES: Polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol are preservatives that are included in many products and have proven safe in most instances. We really can't be totally sure of safety in pregnancy, since it simply is not possible to test them in pregnant women. However they have been included in many products often used by pregnant women over many years. The amounts included are very minimal. ...Read more

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Citrical contains polyvinyl alcohol (part hydrolyzed) and polyethylene glycol - is this safe to take when pregnant?

Category C: Those ingredients put citrical in category c for pregnancy. These are substances best avoided unless there is a compelling medical reason that outweighs the risk. ...Read more

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I have been drinking small amounts of rubbing alcohol for the past few days. When will I start seeing side effects?

I have been drinking small amounts of rubbing alcohol for the past few days. When will I start seeing side effects?

Isopropanol alcohol: Why would you ingest rubbing alcohol? It has bad effects on the brain. It can be life threatening if continued. Please seek help. ...Read more

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Why would alcohol interfere cause side effects when taken with medication?

Why would alcohol interfere cause side effects when taken with medication?

Selective absorption: Alcohol will delay the absorption of any medication taken along with its' consumption and the alcohol will be absorbed preferentially. ...Read more

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Could diet pills have severe side effects when mixed with alcohol?

Could diet pills have severe side effects when mixed with alcohol?

Diet pills: It depends on the type of diet pills. Some are in the category of stimulants, which suppress one's appetite. Therefore, one may be able to drink more alcohol without feeling sleepy, for example. This may lead to a dangerous situation, like trying to drive while under the influence. As such, I would be very careful. A single glass of wine or one beer is okay, but I would stop there. Good luck. ...Read more

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Possible side effects of long term use of rhinocort together with alcohol?

Possible side effects of long term use of rhinocort together with alcohol?

None: There are no side effects related to the use oh rhinocort and alcohol together. There are no clinically significant long term effects from long term use of rhinocort, but long term use of alcohol could certainly result in adverse effects. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of drinking alcohol on fetus?

What are the side effects of drinking alcohol on fetus?

Fetal alcohol syndro: It can cause fetal alcohol syndrome it can cause brain damage and affect child behavior. Pregnant women should not drink alcohol at all. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of drinking alcohol while taking azo?

What are the side effects of drinking alcohol while taking azo?

Drug interaction: Checker revealed no interactions between Azo and alcohol. ...Read more

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Can there be any side effects of alcohol against protein powder?

Can there be any side effects of alcohol against protein powder?

No: There are no direct interactions between alcohol and protein powder, but it doesn't sound like a very palatable cocktail. :-) also if you have liver failure from drinking too much alcohol, you need to be careful about the amount of protein you consume. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are side effects of drinking isopropyl alcohol?

Could you tell me what are side effects of drinking isopropyl alcohol?

Horrible: The international programme on chemical safety, says ingesting isopropyl alcohol can be lethal (8 oz lethal -adult & 3 oz lethal- child). It can cause vomiting, seizures, loss of consciousness & respiratory problems. Isoproply alcohol would only be consumed by someone who was stupid or someone who was suicidal. If are considering suicide - please go to your nearest er for help. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with drinking isopropyl alcohol?

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What side effects are commonly associated with drinking isopropyl alcohol?

Toxic alcohol: Drinking rubbing alcohol cause vomitting, stomach cramps, severe drownsiness which can lead to coma and death! ...Read more

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Are there side effects of mixing the medicine zyrtec (cetirizine) with alcohol?

Are there side effects of mixing the medicine zyrtec (cetirizine) with alcohol?

Possibly: Alcohol causes sedation (sleepiness). Zyrtec (cetirizine) can cause sedation (not in everyone, but in many). Mixing the two can compound the effect - making you extra sedated. Extra sleepy. But then that can translate to greater impairment in judgement. Meaning - not thinking clearly.... ...Read more

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What would be the side effects of mixing apo-desmopressin tablets and alcohol?

What would be the side effects of mixing apo-desmopressin tablets and alcohol?

Competing: Hi. Alcohol and apo-desmopressin have competing effects. Alcohol promotes diuresis and desmopressin is an anti-diuretic. Drink responsibly. Happy holidays. ...Read more

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Side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine) while drinking alcohol?

Side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine) while drinking alcohol?

Not a great combo: As a rough rule of thumb, Effexor (venlafaxine) will double the effects of alcohol, and alcohol will double the side effects of effexor (venlafaxine). So the best recommendation is skip the alcohol. At the very least, keep this formula in mind. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are side effects of drinking alcohol on lamictal?

Prob not a good idea: I am guessing you are taking it for mood stability. Alcohol is bad for mood stability. Also, not sure about lamictal, but with ssris, alcohol washes the medication out of the body, and the med is trying to build to a steady blood level. See the problem? In addition to alcohol being a depressant, it lowers the blood level of many meds. ...Read more

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I drank alcohol on ciprofloxacin. I read it's ok in moderation but a bottle of wine in one night may be over doing it. What will the side effects be?

I drank alcohol on ciprofloxacin. I read it's ok in moderation but a bottle of wine in one night may be over doing it. What will the side effects be?

Ciprofloxacin: There are no significant side-effects or interactions to be expected with the scenario you describe. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may increase the effects of caffeine if taken together, but alcohol should be benign. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of long term use of sudafed pe and rhinocort together with alcohol?

What are the possible side effects of long term use of sudafed pe and rhinocort together with alcohol?

Difficult to say: Sudafed and rhinocort are for chronic rhinitis which is a benign condition. Excessive alcohol use is always a major health concern. Limit your alcohol intake to no more than 7 drinks a week. None if you're pregnant. ...Read more

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Take 45 mg of buspirone daily. OK to drink alcohol on this medication? It does not say not to just that it may amplify side effects.

Don't drink alcohol: Talk to your doctor. In general, I don't recommend drinking any alcohol while taking this medication. Alcohol use can interfere with the therapeutic benefits of the Buspar (buspirone). Also, it places you at risk for over sedation or other side effects. ...Read more