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I'm taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) can I drink alcohol?

I'm taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) can I drink alcohol?

Yes: However, one of the known adverse effects of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is liver inflammation, so you may wish to moderate your alcohol intake, or discontinue it until you are well. ...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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When can you drink alcohol after taking Bactrim or Cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

When can you drink alcohol after taking Bactrim or Cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Alcohol and: Medications don't mix, so I would wait until your course of medicine is finished. ...Read more

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This's my first day and I'm taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) can I drink alcohol?

This's my first day and I'm taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) can I drink alcohol?

Yes: There is no known interaction between Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and alcohol, but dizziness and drowsiness - which are known side effects of both substances - may be intensified when the two are used together. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol (500ml - 1l) if I am on doxy + cipro (ciprofloxacin) or is it not recommended? (i am on my 3rd day treatment)

Can I drink alcohol (500ml - 1l) if I am on doxy + cipro (ciprofloxacin) or is it not recommended? (i am on my 3rd day treatment)

No: I am not sure you are being serious in asking whether drinking 1/2 liter to a full liter a day of some kind of distilled sprits is "recommended? " It isn't recommended for ANYBODY, let alone someone being treated for an infection. Since you are on 2 antibiotics, I will assume its a serious infection. Alcohol impairs our immune system and healing. This is a dangerous amount of alcohol. Stop now. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol the same day of taking ciprofloxacin pills?

Is it okay to drink alcohol the same day of taking ciprofloxacin pills?

That depends: On how much! A beer with a pizza likely okay, but a fifth of whiskey, no. Additionally, citalopram is an antidepressant while alcohol is a depressant. Doesn't make good sense! ...Read more

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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 & dont'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 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 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 1 hr after bloodwork?

Is it safe to drink alcohol 1 hr after bloodwork?

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

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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 antibiotics. 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 antibiotics, you should not drink alcohol. ...Read more

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When is it safe to drink alcohol after a colonoscopy?

When is it safe to drink alcohol after a colonoscopy?

Wait a day: Most people have some level of sedation with their colonoscopy and it would not be ideal to mix alcohol with these medications. The bowel prep also can make people dehydrated. If you can, wait 24 hours before consuming 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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Is it safe to drink alcohol while also getting chemotherapy?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while also getting chemotherapy?

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

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If I took Plan B about 24 hours ago, is it safe to drink alcohol?

Likely: Drugs. Com drug interaction checker notes that there could be a "minor interaction" which may not be clinically relavent. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol 12 hours after taking 1mg of lorazepam?

Is it safe to drink alcohol 12 hours after taking 1mg of lorazepam?

Yes: Lorazepam has a 14 hour half life so it won't be 100% eliminated from your system, but 1 mg is a small dose. You may notice that you are more sensitive to alcohol after taking a lorazepam, but the risk of dangerous respiratory depression is nil. As always, avoid driving or using dangerous machinery (as you would with alcohol anyway). ...Read more

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How long after taking codine 15 mg tablets is it safe to drink alcohol

How long after taking codine 15 mg tablets is it safe to drink alcohol

4-6 hours IF: You are not talking about taking EXCESSIVE amounts of alcohol. Codeine is a relatively short-acting drug, and after a 15-30 mg dose, most of it should be metabolized to inactive metabolites within 6 hours. However, in higher doses (of either codeine or alcohol) it may cause more problems. The combination of alcohol and opioids (including codeine) increases the chance of side effects and sedation. ...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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If I had 10 mg Claritin (loratadine) about an hour or two ago. Would it be safe to drink alcohol now?

If I had 10 mg Claritin (loratadine) about an hour or two ago. Would it be safe to drink alcohol now?

Likely OK: Claritin (loratadine) rarely causes drowsiness and it would be ok to have alcohol. It is the amount of alcohol not the Claritin (loratadine) you need to worry about. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Diflucan (fluconazole) 150mg 1 pill every 3 days for a total of 3 pills. How long after taking the last dose would it be safe to drink alcohol?

No problem: Alcohol doesn't interfere with fluconazole (Diflucan®). A drink or two won't hurt anything. As I tell my patients, just don't drink so much that you forget to take the pills! ...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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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

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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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Dr. Al Hegab
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Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride (Definition)

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