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Any medications its safe to drink alcohol with?

Any medications its safe to drink alcohol with?

Alcohol: Alcohol can interact with medication and cause either additive effect (toxicity) or lowers potency of medication. The only safe medicine that comes to mind is placebo (sugar pill). ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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


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Is it safe to drink alcohol?

Is it safe to drink alcohol?

See below: There's risk in even drinking small amounts. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Cypro?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Cypro?

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

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Is it safe to drink alcohol if I took a vallium?

Is it safe to drink alcohol if I took a vallium?

Probably not: Depends upon how far apart the ingestions are, but the combination of alcohol and benzodiazepines (such as valium) can be fatal, and valium is one of the longer-acting benzos. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol if you are on a zpac?

Is it safe to drink alcohol if you are on a zpac?

Hold off: I would hold off until you finish the meds. You were prescribed the z-pac for an infection. Drinking can suppress the immune system and you need it to be strong to fight the infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol with an injury?

Is it safe to drink alcohol with an injury?

No: Alcohol might alter your perception and makes you not pay attention to your body signals — so be cautious and discuss with your doctor regarding the amount and what to watch out for. ...Read more

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I got a shot of keterolac 28 hours ago. Is it now safe to drink alcohol?

I got a shot of keterolac 28 hours ago. Is it now safe to drink alcohol?

Ketorolac: Why did you need the ketorolac? How much alcohol are you planning on drinking? Would limit alcohol for now. Consult with us if you need more specific info. ...Read more

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How long after taking .5 of a 1mg Ativan would it be safe to drink alcohol?

How long after taking .5 of a 1mg Ativan would it be safe to drink alcohol?

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

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while on nyquil?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while on nyquil?

Alcohol: Alcohol can interact with medication and cause either additive effect (toxicity) or lowers potency of medication. The only safe medicine that comes to mind is placebo (sugar pill). ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while on dicloxacillin?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while on dicloxacillin?

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

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while on 3mg of Suboxone?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while on 3mg of Suboxone?

Absolutely not : No, it is not. The combination of suboxone and alcohol potentiates (accelerates) the effects on the respiratory center. In short, you may not wake up. http://americanaddictioncenters.org/suboxone/mixing-with-alcohol/ ...Read more

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I take vyvnase 70mg and is it safe to drink alcohol??? Or is it not safe???

I take vyvnase 70mg and is it safe to drink alcohol??? Or is it not safe???

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

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while on amoxicillin?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while on amoxicillin?

See below: Prob ok in moderation not recommended if you are sick. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking lamictal?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking lamictal?

Lamictal: I would not recommend alcohol with any prescribed medications. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol whilst on lansoprazole?

Is it safe to drink alcohol whilst on lansoprazole?

Alcohol: Golden rule is not to combine alcohol and medications. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking verapamil?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking verapamil?

Yes, in moderation: Drinking in moderation (no more than 1-2drinks per day) is ok while on verapamil. They both a lower blood pressure, so I would not drink more than that. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol if I may have a neurological issue?

Is it safe to drink alcohol if I may have a neurological issue?

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

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