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Doctor insights on: What Is The Alcohol In Tequila

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Does tequila have something in it that affects people differently than other alcohols?

Does tequila have something in it that affects people differently than other alcohols?

Alcohol is alcohol..: ... But different kinds of drinks can feel different due to other factors. One issue is the rate at which the alcohol level rises. Thus, distilled spirits like tequila, with highly concentrated alcohol, may give a different subjective experience than less concentrated alcohol in wine or beer. Also, "cogeners" may be a factor. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/congener#in_alcoholic_beverages. ...Read more

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Why does tequila seem to have a greater propensity to cause a headache than other alcohols?

Why does tequila seem to have a greater propensity to cause a headache than other alcohols?

Possibility: In addition to amount consumed, darker liquors like red wine, brandy, whiskey, and tequila may contain chemicals called congeners -- kind of like impurities -- that contribute to headaches. If you're sensitive to these, they might give you more trouble. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/specialty_areas/headache/conditions/hangover_headache.html. ...Read more

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What are the physical and mental side effects of alcohol and prozac (fluoxetine). Beer mixed with tequila and prozac (fluoxetine)?

What are the physical and mental side effects of alcohol and prozac (fluoxetine). Beer mixed with tequila and prozac (fluoxetine)?

Alcohol & Depression: Alcohol in any form -- including beer and tequila -- is a depressant. Combined with prozac, (fluoxetine) you could have much more sedation or intoxication than you expect. Especially when used in large quantities, alcohol disrupts your sleep cycle and neuronal tone. People usually take Prozac (fluoxetine) for depression or anxiety. Disrupting your sleep & neurons can worsen these conditions. ...Read more

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My boyfriend drank a whole bottle of taquila and has alcohol poisoning. How long will it last?

Alcohol poisoning?: That depends on how long ago, what treatment he received, what his status is like now, & if he is under medical care. If not, please have him see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Could Phenethyl alcohol be natural?

Could Phenethyl alcohol be natural?

Yes and No: Phenethyl alcohol is found in certain plants, so it is natural in that setting. Like many compounds, scientists may have the ability to create it in a lab (it would not be natural in that setting). Likewise, this or similar compounds in a plant in your yard would be natural, but having a bottle of the compound sitting on your table would be unnatural. It all depends on the details. ...Read more

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Why exactly is alcohol bad for you?

Why exactly is alcohol bad for you?

Chronic Heavy Drinking: can lead to: Anemia, Cancer, Heart disease, poor circulation, liver disease, neuropathy, Dementia, Depression, Seizures, Gout, High Blood Pressure, Hig Blood Sugar, Impaired Immune system, pancreatitis, gastritis, among others. Need I say more? ...Read more

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What is the lethal dosage of alcohol?

What is the lethal dosage of alcohol?

Blood level: Around 300 mg/dL, an inexperienced drinker may well die. It's unpredictable. That's perhaps chugging a pint of whiskey for me. Please be careful with that stuff. Best wishes. ...Read more