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What Happens If You Take Ambien With Alcohol
Side effects: This is not a good combination because the alcohol will potentiate the side effects of ambien (zolpidem). This could result in somnambulism or respiratory suppression at worst. If taking Ambien (zolpidem) i would eliminate alcohol consumption to maximize safety. If you take Ambien (zolpidem) every night you may want to explore approaches that will reduce reliance on medicine as recent research suggests this may not be healthy. ...Read more
Dangerous Actions: Alcohol can dangerously interact with Ambien (zolpidem) and create serious memory lapses and/or hallucinations. Driving can be seriously impaired and something called sleep inertia can occur. Do not combine these two substances under any circumstances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depressants: Barbiturates are central nervous system suppressants like alcohol. The major difference is that they do not have many of the other systemic effects of alcohol on other parts of the body. Adding barbiturates to alcohol may produce a lethal suppression of respiration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heroin bad by itself: Your probably not going to experience any bad interaction of the two, BUT... heroin is bad for you for so many reasons. Drugs like heroin can kill you, addict you, and are so powerful that they can (with repeated use) cause severe problems with mood/anxiety. Heroin will likely negate any benefits from the sertraline that you were getting. See a doctor to get help with stopping heroin ...Read more
Not much: Probably not a big deal.Get a more detailed answer ›
You'll become poorer: As you spend money for otc medication that hasn't ever been shown to help any known medical condition. Alcohol in moderation won't hurt you or interact with sam-e. What do you think you're treating with the supplement? And what evidence do you have that it's helping? It can interact with certain meds, but not alcohol. Don't believe everything you read on the internet. ...Read more
Respiratory distress: Valium overdose requires high amounts of Valium. Overdose is also a risk of mixing Valium and alcohol or other drugs. Large amounts of Valium can make you dizzy and impair your judgment, which can put you in danger. Overdose is also a risk of mixing Valium & alcohol or other drugs. Valium can cause a slowed heartbeat or breathing problems and respiratory ...Read more
See below: Zzzquil and Nyquil both contain antihistamines, so you’re not only duplicating therapy with the two, but raising the risk of side effects. Do not take both as they may be overly sedating and drying. Try one first, and if it doesn’t work, then try the other. If neither work, it’s time to contact a professional about the issue you are treating (cold/infection/sleep) for something more effective. ...Read more
Not a great idea: You could get drunker faster. Please, at the very least, don't drive. ...Read more
Alcohol luvox (fluvoxamine): First of all, a lack of self control to continue alcohol while having a mental diagnosis will lead most of times to failure of treatment. Luvox (fluvoxamine) is primarily used for obsessive compulsive problems. It is a most difficult DX to treat and needs psychotherapy along with meds. Weakness to use alcohol while on med results from lack of motivation to heal. ...Read more
In your system or on: Your person? If you have stolen or illegally obtained xanax (alprazolam) ; Adderall - that is a crime. If it is picked up on a urine drug screen ; is not prescribed for you there may be a cascade of negative effects (are you on parole? In a drug treatment program? Applying for a job? Have a job you may lose?), if you use good judgment then you will not face this type of dilemma. ...Read more
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