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Do I need to avoid all alcohol if I am taking baby aspirin?

Do  I need to avoid all alcohol if I am taking baby aspirin?

Not necessarily: Not necessarily. Alcohol in moderation ( 1-2 glasses of wine or 1 beer) a day should not cause you any problems. Alcoholism or heavy binge drinking can sometimes lower your platelets (the cells in your body that help clot your blood). Aspirin works by also inhibiting platelets, so together this could lead to bleeding problems. ...Read more

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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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I want to conceive. What should u do for it. I am not taking drug or any other alcholic drinks?

I want to conceive. What should u do for it. I am not taking drug or any other alcholic drinks?

Don't undertand ?: If you have been having trouble conceiving, there are many causes. If you have a primary care provider or OB/GYN provider, you need to talk with them about your style of intercourse, how long you allow sperm to stay without washing, time of month you are most fertile and whether your partner may be the one with problems (low sperm count etc.). Glad you are free of alcohol/drugs! Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I drink while breastfeeding?

What should I drink while breastfeeding?

Water and milk!: Water is the most important source of fluid intake in a mother who is breastfeeding. In addition, milk is a good source of calcium for you (to replenish the calcium your baby is "taking" while nursing). Limit caffeinated beverages and alcohol. ...Read more

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Can I (not should I) smoke weed/drink alcohol in moderation while taking lamotrigine?Any adverse reactions? Just want to know if I can, not should I.

Can I (not should I) smoke weed/drink alcohol in moderation while taking lamotrigine?Any adverse reactions? Just want to know if I can, not should I.

Depends on what you: mean by "moderation." Also depends on whether your doctor is aware of your use of alcohol and marijuana. You are likely being treated for bipolar disorder, and there are many with this condition who can be worsened by either/both of these drugs. In small doses (1-2 standard drinks/d) it is not likely to have major effects, but can have drug-interactions and cause problems in higher doses. ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol if I am taking phenoxymethyl penicillin?

Will I be able to drink alcohol if I am taking phenoxymethyl penicillin?

Not recommended: There has been little research conducted on this subject. However, the advice given by many of the manufacturers is that you should avoid drinking alcohol while on antibiotics and for 48 hours after finishing the course of the treatment. Remember: moderation is the key. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol the reason why i'm not getting pregnant? Should I stop drinking while trying to conceive?

Is drinking alcohol the reason why i'm not getting pregnant? Should I stop drinking while trying to conceive?

Yes: It could be one of causes.Also if you get pregnant while on alcohol baby can have malformations as well as developmental delays. ...Read more

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Can I still drink alcohol if im taking medicine to prevent combustion/seizures?

Can I still drink alcohol if im taking medicine to prevent combustion/seizures?

Only if you're Mario: People don't combust after seizures. On the other hand, mario (of super brothers fame) does! alcohol is another matter as far as messing with seizures and antiseizure medications, so you best discuss this important matter with your physician. ...Read more

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What will happen if I drink alcohol while taking Cephalexin?

What will happen if I drink alcohol while taking Cephalexin?

Drug interactions: Drug interaction checker showed no significant interactions between Cephalexin and alcohol. Ask your prescriber it there are any recommended restrictions based on the condition being treated. ...Read more

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How much water should I drink if im breastfeeding?

How much water should I drink if im breastfeeding?

How much can U drink: You should probably drink about twice as much as normal. You will dispense and use more fluids producing breast milk. I would suggest at least 64-80 oz. Make sure you are eating well too. Good luck and congratulations of accepting the challenge of providing the best nutrition for your child. ...Read more

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Do I have to drink everyday to get withdrawal if i stop?

Do I have to drink everyday to get withdrawal if i stop?

No: Binge / episodic drinking can cause withdrawal (or dependence for that matter) symptoms if done frequently. It is much more likely and potentially life-threatening to withdraw from daily alcohol use. Contact a qualified alcohol detox program for assistance. ...Read more

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Hello i want to know if i can drink alcohol if im taking biotin for my hair. Thank u?

Hello i want to know if i can drink alcohol if im taking biotin for my hair. Thank u?

Biotin-alcohol: Taking biotin makes no difference in your decision about drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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I am drinking alchohal almost every day, so please suggest me after drinking what to eat or not or how can I manage my health after drinking regularly.

I am drinking alchohal almost every day, so please suggest me after drinking what to eat or not or how can I manage my health after drinking regularly.

Stop: Stop drinking every day! that is not healthy especially if you feel compulsion to do so. Any healthy diet is fine and it is especially important if you are alcohol dependent. Get lots of protein, b vitamins, and minerals. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not get hangovers when i exercise whilst drinking?

What to do if I do not get hangovers when i exercise whilst drinking?

Don't understand ?: Were you hoping to have hangovers?? If not, exercise away. However, most people don't find being intoxicated goes along well with exercise, and alcohol may reduce muscle strength. If you are drinking regularly and routinely getting hangovers, you are drinking too much. You need to consider cutting down and perhaps discussing your drinking with a counselor. Sounds like its a problem to me. ...Read more

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Hi, do you think I can drink alcohol whilst taking spasmonal?

Hi, do you think I can drink alcohol whilst taking spasmonal?

What is Spasmonal?: If you mean Spasmolin then there is potential for a major interaction per Drugs.Com drug interaction checker. Don't do it. ...Read more

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How many hours do I wait to breastfeed if i drink 12oz beer?

How many hours do I wait to breastfeed if i drink 12oz  beer?

Zero: That small of an amount will likely not have any consequences. In general if my patients want to drink a small amount i recommend breastfeeding immediately so that the milk is used prior to the majority of absorption. Then the alcohol that is absorbed has time to be processed by the liver prior to the next feed. ...Read more

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If i don't breastfeed then does that mean i will get mastitis? How do I stop the milk flow if I am not breastfeeding?

If i don't breastfeed then does that mean i will get mastitis? How do I stop the milk flow if I am not breastfeeding?

No mastitis: You will not necessarily get mastitis but are likely to experience engorgement which can be painful. Keep your breasts bound by a well fitting support bra, consider using cabbage leaves inside the bra to help dry out the milk supply (strange but true) and avoid any stimulation to the breasts like warm water or sexual stimulation while trying to get the milk to go away. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more