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Safe Drink Alcohol
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
Probably not ...: Probably not a good idea to take powerful antibiotics, fight off a bacterial infection and then add alcohol into the mix. Attached is an article from the Mayo Clinic regarding do's & don't's with Cipro. Hope that helps! http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/ciprofloxacin-oral-route/before-using/drg-20072288 ...Read more
Yes: Yes (but it is not safe to drink in excess). ...Read more
Should be avoided: Ativan and alcohol are synergistic meaning they will double their effect and cause unwanted side effects and behavior. I'd avoid the combination to get a more consistent effect. Ativan typically lasts 6-8 hrs so after that time frame it would be safe to drink alcohol possibly. ...Read more
How long does it take for 10mg Paracodin to leave your body and how long after taking is it safe to drink alcohol?
Paracodin: It can take up to 20 hours for Paracodin to fully leave your body. The earlier you drink alcohol before that, the riskier the prospect when it comes to coordination issues like dizziness, which will impact walking and especially driving. The two together also depresses the body’s drive to breathe, which isn’t as much of an issue while you’re awake, but is more so when you fall asleep. ...Read more
Relatively: Alcohol and Dicloxacillin do not have any severe interactions, however, you should not drink while you are on an antibiotic. Alcohol consumption will temporarily lower your immune system making it harder for the antibiotic to heal your infection as well as lowering the drugs efficacy. If you are sick enough to be on an antibiotic, you should not drink alcohol. ...Read more
Within reason: Hi. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) has the potential for dependence and abuse. I assume you're using it for a valid purpose under the direction of your doctor. Alcohol of course also has the potential for dependence and abuse. One being a stimulant and the other being a depressant, they are safe together as long as not done in excess. I suggest you not drive at all. Good luck! ...Read more
Alcohol: Depends on the type of neurologic issue, severity & duration, & what treatment u r getting for it (medications). However, generally speaking, I would not recommend it. ...Read more
In moderation: A drink or two shouldn't be a problem. I wouldn't recommend drinking to intoxication...at all really...but particularly when taking medication for chronic illness. ...Read more
Depends: Good question. If you had blood-work done for an alcohol related or other medical problem, best to check with your doctor. If you had blood-work done early in the day or even anytime during the day, you may want to think about alcohol cravings. You're 18 and want the best health. For more info on alcohol see: https://secure02.kidshealth.org/teen/drug_alcohol/alcohol/alcohol.html# Take care. ...Read more
Your body will tell : Try red wine if your doctor agrees. ...Read more
On rare occasions:
Occasionally patients have special occasions, such as weddings or graduations or other important thing. On a limited basis it is not harmful to most patients.
In fact, in some parts of europe there is not a great restriction on alcohol consumption. Some chemo drug have different toxicity issues as a result in european studies.
The best bet is to discuss the impact with your physician. ...Read more