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How much, how often: An occasional drink is generally not harmful to most diabetics, but it depends on how "brittle" their diabetes is. In people who are not well controlled, alcohol will worsen that control. Safe drinking limits in men (2 standard drinks/day) and women and older men (1 drink/day) are not recommended in people with diabetes. You should talk to your doctor, who knows your situation, to get advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not safe: www.drugs.com concomitant use of amphetamines and ethanol should be avoided if possible, especially in patients with a history of heart disease. The alcohol potentiates the effects of the amphetamines in the cardiovascular system leading to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, in moderation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible to drink alcohol while on minaxen pills( contain minocycline antibiotic for acne) ?
No: Use alcohol wisely if at all, but this isn't causing your acne. It's a non-lifestyle related, non-hygiene related illness with only a marginal link to diet. The key is that you can manage it, though you can't cure it until it goes away on your own. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription strength Rx. ...Read more
I am on CiproBay and Pyridium (phenazopyridine) for a UTI, is it possible to drink alcohol whilst on these antibiotics?
Yes, in moderation: Alcohol will not interfere with ciprofloxacin (CiproBay) or phenazopyridine (Pyridium) and will not increase side effects. Don't drink to excess; heavy alcohol interferes with immune system fighting infection. FYI, phenazopyridine isn't an antibiotic, but a urinary anesthetic that helps reduce symptoms; OK to stop when painful urination and urgency gone, usually 1-2 days. But take all the cipro. ...Read more
Don't know, but...: Since there are no double-blind, randomized control trials to answer this question, can't tell you for sure. However, the question that I have is - since antibiotics are usually given only for a few days, if you don't feel like you can safely refrain from drinking alcohol for even that period, might you be struggling with an alcohol problem. Please discuss this with your doctor asap. ...Read more
The drug interaction: Checker i used did not show interactions - but that is not a guarantee that a reaction couldn't occur. ...Read more