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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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Why Cant You Drink Alcohol While Taking Vandazole?

Why Cant You Drink Alcohol While Taking Vandazole?

Vandazole: There is the potential for an interaction that will cause nausea and vomiting. It is a very unpleasant explosive vomiting. You also can turn red all over. It is the same type of reaction that occurs with Ant-abuse a medication given to help alcoholics not drink. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol while taking benalin cough&cold and if not what decongestant can I drink alcohol with?

Is it ok to drink alcohol while taking benalin cough&cold and if not what decongestant can I drink alcohol with?

Not recommended: Using dextromethorphan (active ingredient in benylin) together with alcohol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol. Don't risk hurting yourself, or others. Good health! ...Read more

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What affects will I get if I drink alcohol while taking the drug duromine?

What affects will I get if I drink alcohol while taking the drug duromine?

Unwise: Duromine or Phentermine is an appetite suppressant stimulant similar to amphetamine. Alcohol may increase med side effects such as rapid or irregular heart rate, blood pressure changes. Avoid alcohol while on this med. ...Read more

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Why can't you drink alcohol while taking antibiotics?

Why can't you drink alcohol while taking antibiotics?

You can: Alcohol interacts with afew antibiotics such as Flagyl but can be taken while on most antibiotics if so desired. The alcohol should only be drunk in moderation and if you have a significant infection you should abstain until the infection is better. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while using vaginal metronidazole metrogel? It isn't the oral pills so I was unsure.

Can I drink alcohol while using vaginal metronidazole metrogel? It isn't the oral pills so I was unsure.

No: Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, ever. If you are only 20 years old, it is illegal for you to drink alcohol. 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Im using isdiben 10 mg, it is to help acne but the doctor said i can't drink alcohol.How long do I have to stop taking them to before drinking alcohol?

Im using isdiben 10 mg, it is to help acne but the doctor said i can't drink alcohol.How long do I have to stop taking them to before drinking alcohol?

probably a week: Am concerned if your desire to drink is stronger than your wish to get rid of your acne, which i assume is severe since you are on this medication. Alcohol itself is not a good drug for your skin, and may worsen acne as well. Talk to the prescribing doctor - that should be your first resource, not online strangers. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while on antibiotics?

Sometimes: Some antibiotics interact with acohol to give the patient symptoms such as nausea and vomting (flagyl) or flushing, and rash (mefoxitin). Cceck with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while taking depakote. I am taking it to prevent tension headaches. (alcohol does not trigger them). Is this combo safe?

Can i drink alcohol while taking depakote. I am taking it to prevent tension headaches. (alcohol does not trigger them). Is this combo safe?

Not a good idea: Alcohol is not a good mixer with many drugs. In this case it can seriously increase the risk of side effects and definitely can increase the effects of the drug. The warnings are to not drink and they mean it. If you do -and if you have a bad reaction - you'll have no one to blame but yourself. Want to take the risk? I hope you decide not to. Take care of yourself. You deserve it. ...Read more

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What will happen if you drink alcohol while on anti-depressants?

What will happen if you drink alcohol while on anti-depressants?

Not recommended: It's not advised for several reasons. 1. Alcohol tends to maintain and worsen depression, so it will oppose the effect of the antidepressant. 2. Alcohol feels "stronger", so coordination, driving, etc, may be more impaired than expected. 3. The combination increases the risk of seizures. 4. Suicide risk is greatly increased if a depressed person drinks. ...Read more

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If im taking antibiotics (for gonorrhea) that say not to drink alcohol while taking it and i accidentally did will it stop my medicine from working?

No, it will not: Some antibiotics can increase the tendency for ethanol to cause unpleasant symptoms and/or decrease apparent "tolerance". That is the purpose of the warning. ...Read more

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What happens if you drink alcohol while on fluvoxamine?

What happens if you drink alcohol while on fluvoxamine?

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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What happens if I drink alcohol while on antibiotic treatment?

What happens if I drink alcohol while on antibiotic treatment?

How much, what kind: as in how much alcohol, and what kind of infection. In general, alcohol is really bad for the immune system, and chronic heavy drinkers get far more infections, often in unusual places and with unusual germs. Alcohol impairs white blood cells from eating and killing germs and also decreases our antibody formation. Alcohol also may have interactions with certain meds. Talk to doctor/pharmacist. ...Read more

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What happens if you drink alcohol while on rifaximine.

Rifaximine : Rifaximine has not to minimal absorption into the circulation when taken orally and chance of interaction with alcohol should be negligible. Drinking alcohol in moderation and spacing the medication and alcohol apart is suggested. If rifaximine is being taken for treatment of a liver condition, avoiding alcohol all together is suggested. ...Read more

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Do u have to eat or drink certain things while taking metronidazole vaginal gel. And when can I have sex again after using the gel?

Do u have to eat or drink certain things while taking metronidazole vaginal gel. And when can I have sex again after using the gel?

No special diet: You do not have to modify diet with vaginal metronidazole. I would recommmend condom use while using, but you can resume sexual activity at your convience. ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol while taking acebutolol?

Acebutolol + alcohol: use may result in medication interactions. Per Drugs.Com drug interaction checker -"additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate. " ...Read more

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Do prescription magna really works? And can I drink alcohol bev when taking this med? What food should you avoid? Thanks

Do prescription magna really works? And can I drink alcohol bev when taking this med? What food should you avoid? Thanks

Probably: Both maca and epimedium will affect male sexual performance. I doubt anyone knows whether there's an interaction with alcohol, but why not go easy until you know how the combination of herbs affects you? ...Read more

Dr. Anthony Sharber
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Metronidazole (Definition)

It's an antibiotic used to treat infections such as bacterial vaginosis or a type of ...Read more


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Metrogel (Definition)

MetroGel is an acne agent which is a ...Read more