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Can you tell me is it dangerous to start drinking alcohol 2 hours after taking advil (ibuprofen)?

Can you tell me is it dangerous to start drinking alcohol 2 hours after taking advil (ibuprofen)?

It could be.: It depends on how much alcohol you plan to drink and how much advil (ibuprofen) you took. Alcohol can increase your risk of bleeding w/ Ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anit-inflammatory meds including aspirin. ...Read more

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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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Can you take ibuprofen while drinking alcohol?

Can you take ibuprofen while drinking alcohol?

Avoid!: Ibuprofen, other non steroidal anti inflammatory medications, as well as aspirin, may lead to gastrointestinal bleed if taken with alcohol. ...Read more

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If I've been drinking alcohol tonight and had my last drink 2hours ago can I take ibuprofen?

If I've been drinking alcohol tonight and had my last drink 2hours ago can I take ibuprofen?

Yes, you can: It is generally safe to take ibuprofen and drink alcohol, however, it is recommended that you limit your alcohol quantity. ...Read more

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Is there a pill i can take to keep me from drinking alcohol?

Is there a pill i can take to keep me from drinking alcohol?

No: There is a pill you could take to discourage drinking alcohol. Antabuse (disulfiram) causes people to become sick when they drink alcohol and over time people often avoid alcohol to avoid getting sick (or they just stop taking the pill). Revia (naltrexone) may help reduce the tendency to drink excessively by blocking the opiate response that for some people is coupled with their alcohol intake. ...Read more

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Is it okay that you will first take ratiditine before drinking alcohol?

Is it okay that you will first take ratiditine before drinking alcohol?

No, but good try: Ranitidine can increase blood alcohol to dangerous levels. Best to avoid for at least a day before drinking. See http://www.Webmd.Com/drugs/drug-4091-ranitidine+hcl+oral.Aspx?Drugid=4091&drugname=ranitidine+hcl+oral. ...Read more

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Can I take period control pills after drinking alcohol?

Can I take period control pills after drinking alcohol?

BCP and ETOH: The effectiveness of birth control pills is not impacted by alcohol but the hormones in the pills can reduce the liver's ability to metabolize ethanol and this leads to higher blood alcohol levels and intensifies the effects of drinking. You should be careful when drinking and probably drink less than when you are off the pills. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a paracetamol before drinking alcohol?

Paracetamol: Not sure why that is needed unless u r trfying to lessen effects of intoxication. Not advise combination due to harmful effect on stomach & heart. ...Read more

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Can i take cymbalta (duloxetine) after drinking alcohol?

Can i take cymbalta (duloxetine) after drinking alcohol?

Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Alcohol: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a medication prescribed for treatment of depression. Alcohol use may increase intensity of depression. And cause liver damage. Depression can further worsen with alcohol addiction. Please see the following from food and drug administration(fda): 'patients with pre-existing liver disease who take Cymbalta (duloxetine) may have an increased risk for further liver damage.'. ...Read more

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How long after drinking alcohol does it take to thin your blood?

How long after drinking alcohol does it take to thin your blood?

Alcohol Little effec: Alcohol has very little effect on thinning of the blood. So you do not need to worry about it. If there is any such effect, it is not of any consequence. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after drinking alcohol to take flu medicine?

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How long do I have to wait after drinking alcohol to take flu medicine?

Alcohol & Medication: Depending on amount of alcohol consumed & what type of medications. Usually, moderate consumption of alcohol when taken within 1-2 hours of sedating or blood pressure lowering type of medications can add to sedation & is not advised. Also there is additive effect on stomach & liver. ...Read more

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Can I take a propanolol after drinking alcohol to stop pal palpertations?

Can I take a propanolol after drinking alcohol to stop pal palpertations?

Wouldn't recommend: Alcohol can actually make anxiety worse by causing a rebound effect, and if you are having palpitations with alcohol it may be causing an arrhythmia. The answer to having a side effect from something YOU DO NOT NEED is not to take another substance, but to stop that which you do not need. Talk to your prescribing physician about your experience with alcohol-until then, I advise stopping alcohol. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how much drinking alcohol does it take to damage the liver?

It depends: Alcohol is toxic to the liver. But liver has good reserve, so 1 or 2 drinks a day is the maximum allowed. Anything more can cause alcohlic hepatitis which over some years can lead to cirrhosis(scarred liver) or liver cancer. ...Read more

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How many years of drinking alcohol does it typically take before cirrhosis occurs. ?

Variable: It depends on the amount of alcohol intake, other disorders, e,g. hepatitis C or chronic hepatitis B, iron deposition, nutritional status of the person and genetic susceptibility. Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good. So rather than trying to titerate you intake, abstain entirely. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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If you take a .25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) at 7:00 a.M., how many hours do you need to wait before drinking alcohol?

Don't.: You may want to get an assessment by a therapist specializing in addictions or an addiction medicine md. Why are you taking xanax (alprazolam) at 7 am? And why, at that early hour, would you be thinking of how long you need to wait to have a drink? Perhaps I am not understanding the whole picture, but this sounds like there may be a problem. ...Read more

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How long after taking propranolol (20mg) should I wait before drinking alcohol? I take it for anxiety during presentations. 4 hours? 12 hours? 1 day?

How long after taking propranolol (20mg) should I wait before drinking alcohol? I take it for anxiety during presentations. 4 hours? 12 hours? 1 day?

Not recommend: Alcohol may increase or decrease levels and possibly effect of propanolol. The plasma half-life of Propranolol is from 3 to 6 hours. It is recommended that you avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking propranolol. Be prudent, sensible and careful. ...Read more

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What would be the medical risks i took if i would take mdma when going out (for the rest of my life) instead of drinking alcohol like other people do?

What would be the medical risks i took if i would take mdma when going out (for the rest of my life) instead of drinking alcohol like other people do?

Plenty of risks: Mdma damages the brain's serotonin neurons, and is associated with confusion, depression, sleep problems, anxiety, and paranoia. These may outlast the actual dose of the drug by weeks. Also there are muscle tension, involuntary teeth-clenching, nausea, blurred vision, faintness, and chills or sweating. Increases in heart rate and blood pressure can lead to heart attack and stroke, like w/cocaine. ...Read more

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How long after drinking alcohol do I have to wait to take .25 mg xanax (alprazolam)? I do not take Xanax (alprazolam) regularly, I only use it situationally.

How long after drinking alcohol do I have to wait to take .25 mg xanax (alprazolam)? I do not take Xanax (alprazolam) regularly, I only use it situationally.

Until you are sober: I would not recommend taking xanax (alprazolam) at all, until you're completely sober and you have been prescribed this by your physician. If you're being treated for anxiety or depression, i would suggest stopping alcohol because it complicates your recovery. If you're withdrawing from alcohol and having anxiety & shakiness related to that, i would suggest getting help for your alcohol abuse. ...Read more

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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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