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Ramipril And Alcohol
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
Not good: First off, alcohol is a depressant so it makes it harder for the meds to work. Second Prozac (fluoxetine) can raise your blood alcohol levels as much as 50%. An occasional beer or glass of wine with dinner may be ok, but its best to avoid alcohol while contending with depression. And know that it may take much less alcohol than usual to fail a brethalyzer test while taking prozac, (fluoxetine) which stays in you 7-10 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes in moderation: Liver function tests are routinely monitored.Get a more detailed answer ›
Avoid the DUI: Moderate consumption of alcohol probably won't affect the meds you take, especially when they are not taken at the time of drinking. 1-2 drink/day may actually be good for your health, depending what type you are drinking. Excess alcohol/dui can kill with or without use of medication. So, drink responsibly. Drink for good health. Drink to make good friends. Avoid the dui. Good luck. ...Read more
In moderation: 1-2 ounces of alcohol per day should not adversely affect your hypertension or your anti hypertensive medications. Actually, there are several long-term studies that suggest 1-2 ounces per day can have positive effects. However, moderate to heavy alcohol consumption is never recommended. ...Read more
What are the physical and mental side effects of alcohol and prozac (fluoxetine). Beer mixed with tequila and prozac (fluoxetine)?
Alcohol & Depression: Alcohol in any form -- including beer and tequila -- is a depressant. Combined with prozac, (fluoxetine) you could have much more sedation or intoxication than you expect. Especially when used in large quantities, alcohol disrupts your sleep cycle and neuronal tone. People usually take Prozac (fluoxetine) for depression or anxiety. Disrupting your sleep & neurons can worsen these conditions. ...Read more
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
Nothing good: If you are on a beta blocker, i assume its either for a heart rhythm problem or for hypertension. Alcohol makes both of these conditions worse, as well as having potential drug-drug interactions. While "social" drinking (i.e. No more than 2 standard drinks on an occasion) would not likely have major effects if done very occasionally, more regular or heavier drinking is bad for either condition. ...Read more
Combo warnings: The interaction checker I use in my office showed no problem due to the alcohol, nor any effect on the alcohol level...But it did warn that these two drugs when taken together ( with or without alcohol) can significantly and perhaps dangerously raise your blood pressure! a good reminder to all to watch about mixing any meds due to potential side effects which can be a real danger. ...Read more
Best To Avoid: Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant and alcohol is a depressant. Common sense tells us to avoid alcohol while treating depression, otherwise one agent will cancel the other. I have always considered alcohol the "original medication". It calms you, gives you confidence, stimulates you and puts you to sleep and can even be unused as an antiseptic. If you are unable to stop drinking talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A drink or two is OK: I assume you are taking zoloft (sertraline) and atenolol just once a day. While drinking alcohol with taking the medications at same time is not recommended (alcohol dissolves many substances/meds and can alter absorption/effectiveness), having a drink or two a few hours before or after taking the medication should not cause problem. Drink sensibly. Be safe. Be alive and don't drink & drive. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What're the effects drinking alcohol while taking these medications: paroxetine, zolpidem, and levetiracetam?
Additive: Acohol has an additive sedating effect with all those meds. That you're taking that particular pharmacological cocktail implies you have a significant neuropsychiatric disorder. Alcoholmusevin these conditions can be detrimental. Please share your drinking history with prescribing doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended: Psychoactive medications, especially ones that tend to be sedating, such as Seroquel, (quetiapine) can cause significant central nervous system dysregulation when alcohol is consumed. Not only would you experience potential side effects such as dizziness, excess sedation and drops in blood pressure, but also impaired cognitive functioning. This includes poor judgement and disinhibition. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more
Can you smoke marijuana moderately for recreation while taking 10mg bystolic (nebivolol) and 2.5mg amlodipine ?
Hasn't been studied: I'm not aware of any controlled trials. I suggest you check your BP after use and see if it's well controlled in you. ...Read more
Not recommended: You should not drink alcohol with either of these medications. Discuss with your physician to be clear, but i would recommend not drinking and significant amount of alcohol after recently taking both of these meds together, especially if you have not alcohol with them before. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers