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Doctor insights on: Taking A Zantac Four Hours After A Drink

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Dr. Sanjay Talati
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Ranitidine (Definition)

Treats and prevents heartburn with acid indigestion. Also treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid (such as zollinger-ellison syndrome). This medicine ...Read more


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Can i take aleve (naproxen) three hours after drinking a margarita?

Can i take aleve (naproxen) three hours after drinking a margarita?

Maybe but your risk: Yes but you are 73 years of age you have a greater risk of intestinal bleeding and the alcohol increases that risk. You woudl be safer to take occsional tylenol (acetaminophen). ALeve is an NSAID it was riskdof bleeding and wiht long term therapy risk of hypertension and decreased kidney function ...Read more

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Is it alright to drink three or four beers 6 hours after taking 0.5mg of Ativan?

Is it alright to drink three or four beers 6 hours after taking 0.5mg of Ativan?

Somewhat : about 6 hrs after taking .5 of Ativan should not then have much off an additive affect to the alcohol but more then 4 alcoholic drinks in 1 day is considered excessive for a male and can lead to addiction and dangerous when combined with benzo's ...Read more

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Max dose of ranitidine? I've been taking 150mg twice a day for two weeks to control heartburn that starts 3-4 hours after eating.

Max dose of ranitidine?  I've been taking 150mg twice a day for two weeks to control heartburn that starts 3-4 hours after eating.

Family Practice: Ranitidine commonly called zantac (ranitidine) is an otc medication used for heartburn. It's usual max dose is 300 mg a day . It may be used long term but one should see a gastroenterologist if you elect to do so. ...Read more

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Took fluconazol one hour and twenty minutes after taking nexium (esomeprazole) and after eating will it still be effective?

Took fluconazol one hour and twenty minutes after taking nexium (esomeprazole) and after eating will it still be effective?

Yes, but...: it should still be effective, but it is better to take fluconazole two hours or more before taking Nexium (esomeprazole). For the rest of the doses of your course, be sure to take them properly, and you should have no problems. Be sure to take all of the fluconazole tablets in your prescription, to maximize its effectiveness. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I take duloxetine a few hours before drinking?

Can I take duloxetine a few hours before drinking?

Yes, but...: Be careful. It is never a great idea to drink on any medication that works in the brain. In addition there is some possibility that drinking heavily on Cymbalta (duloxetine) could increase the risk of liver damage. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a 25 mmg of atenolol a few hours after having a drink?

Is it ok to take a 25 mmg of atenolol a few hours after having a drink?

Unlike several other: beta blockers, Atenolol has little or no metabolism by the liver. It is primarily metabolized in the kidney. Alcohol should not have any effect on it. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take benadryl after drinking an energy drink a couple hours before?

Is it okay to take benadryl after drinking an energy drink a couple hours before?

Okay: Yes it is okay to take benadryl 2 hours after having an energy drink. Benadryl does make some people drowsy. The energy drink may contain caffeine that makes many alert. So if you are taking the benadryl for sleep, it might not be effective. Benadryl will still be effective if you are taking it for congestion. ...Read more

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I took one 500 mg naproxen about 6 hours ago will I be ok to dink a beer or two at dinner tonight?

I took one 500 mg naproxen about 6 hours ago will I be ok to dink a beer or two at dinner tonight?

Beer and Naproxen: I took one 500 mg naproxen about 6 hours ago will I be ok to dink a beer or two at dinner tonight? ANS:This depends on what you mean by "A BEER". I practice in Milwaukee and that can be a gallon boot of beer in a German rest. so I would not do 2 of those. But a reg 8-12 oz should be OK. Assuming this has not caused a problem in you before. Cheers. ...Read more

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I've taken metronidazole once a day for two days can i drink tommorow if i stop taking this medication after two days of taking it?

I've taken metronidazole once a day for two days can i drink tommorow if i stop taking this medication after two days of taking it?

Depends: Metronidazole and alcohol are metabolized by the liver You could experience a bad side effect called Disulfiram Reaction. "Clockwork Orange" Nausea Vomiting headache, rapid heartbeat, flushing, SOB. That is why we recommend that you do not to take both at the same time. You should wait at least 48 hours until your body has completely metabolized the drug, in order to safely drink alcohol. ...Read more

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How many hours should I wait after drinking a few beers and taking an ambien (zolpidem)?

How many hours should I wait after drinking a few beers and taking an ambien (zolpidem)?

24: It is very dangerous to combine any sedative and alcohol. Ambien (zolpidem) is particularly dangerous. It has a negative side effect of causing you to act out your dreams, and that side effects is more likely to happen if combined with alcohol. If you drink any alcohol, do not use Ambien (zolpidem) until the next alcohol-free night. ...Read more

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Can I drink a glass of wine 8 hrs after taking fluconazole?

Can I drink a glass of wine 8 hrs after taking fluconazole?

Yes, you can: There are no drug interactions between alcohol and Fluconazole. Moderation is the key. If concerned, it is always good asking prescribing physician. Cheers. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Zantac (Definition)

Zantac is a H2 receptor blocker which is a kind of ...Read more