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What Happens When You Mix Ambien And Alcohol
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
It's like a : Molotov cocktail for the brain. Reckless. Dangerous. Irresponsible. ...Read more
Caffeine & antihist: It's ok to take them together. Vistaril is a brand name for hydroxyzine, the parent antihistamine of cetirizine. Hydroxyzine is a sedating antihistamine, and caffeine has some stimulant properties, so sometimes people who take sedating antihistamines use coffee intentionally to help offset the drowsiness it causes. This may or may not work for a particular person, depending on various factors. ...Read more
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
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
Nothing good.: The combination of alcohol and Abilify (aripiprazole) will increase your chances of side effects from abilify (aripiprazole). The severity of the side effects is also increased. Need to relax? Try a massage. It's healthier than alcohol and you can drive after engaging in it! ...Read more
Budesonide& sudafed: Nothing untoward will happen if you take them together in the prescribed doses as recommended budesonide is an inhaled steroid used to control bronchial asthma and sudafed is available over the counter(sudaephedrine)and it a decongestant often used alone or in combination with antihistamines. ...Read more
ETOH&antidepressants: Mixing these is very dangerous. With antidepressant meds, your brain will experience twice the effect for every drink... Drink 1 glass > brain experiences 2 glasses, drink 2shots > brain experiences 4 shots...Etc safety always risked with this combination. As well, alcohol is a pro-depressive agent; it makes the brain depressed. It interferes with the benefit you seek by taking the medication! ...Read more
What happens if I take different kinds of prescribed medication and drink beer over the weekend, can I overdose?
Yes.: it sounds like a dangerous game, similar to Russian Roulette. There are several apps to help determine the potential interactions of different drugs. Many have very dangerous interactions, with possible death. Adding alcohol to that combination is very irresponsible, and potentially fatal. ...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
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