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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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How will drinking alcohol while i'm on citalopram affect me?

How will drinking alcohol while i'm on citalopram affect me?

Depends: Many pts have a drink even though the label says no without problems. Alcohol is depressing. Pts with panic disorder often have an attack the day after a binge. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol while taking buspar (buspirone) cause liver damage?

Will drinking alcohol while taking buspar (buspirone) cause liver damage?

No,but it may cause: side effcts such as depression,irregular heart beat to name as few. In short, alcohol should not be taken with buspar (buspirone). The side effects can be dangerous and land you in the Emergency Room. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol on celexa (citalopram)?

Can you drink alcohol on celexa (citalopram)?

Best To Avoid: Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant and alcohol is a depressant. Common sense tells us to avoid alcohol while treating depression, otherwise one agent will cancel the other. I have always considered alcohol the "original medication". It calms you, gives you confidence, stimulates you and puts you to sleep and can even be unused as an antiseptic. If you are unable to stop drinking talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can cafeen consumption affect prozac (fluoxetine)? How so?

Can cafeen consumption affect prozac (fluoxetine)? How so?

Drug Interaction: Checker showed only minor (not clinically significant) potential reactions for caffeine and prozac (fluoxetine). ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol on sertraline?

Can you drink alcohol on sertraline?

Not a good idea: Serotonin reuptake inhibitors like sertraline magnify the effects of alcohol. One drink is like taking two drinks. It is best to not use alcohol while on this medication. If you do drink it is best to limit it to one drink only. One drink is considered one 12 oz beer, one 4 oz glass of wine or one 1.5 oz of hard liquor. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol increase dopamine?

Does drinking alcohol increase dopamine?

Alcohol, Dopamine: Alcohol increases the release of Dopamine in brain’s “reward center. By increasing Dopamine levels in the brain, alcohol tricks you into thinking that it’s actually making your feel great. The effect is that you keep drinking to get more Dopamine release, but at the same time you’re altering other brain chemicals that are enhancing feelings of depression. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcoholic beverages affect my sarcoidosis?

Will drinking alcoholic beverages affect my sarcoidosis?

YES: Alcohol affects everything. It is a toxin. You have t decide if it is worth the risk and this will be determined by the severity of your disease. It will also affect the metabolism and affect of any medications you may be taking. Safest course is to not drink it. The more severe your sarcoid or more meds you take the greater your risk. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol cause cirrhosis?

Will drinking alcohol cause cirrhosis?

Yes: It use to be leading cause but hepatitis c is currently is the leading cause of cirrhosis in the us. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol while on zyprexa trigger a psychosis?

Will drinking alcohol while on zyprexa trigger a psychosis?

Additive risk: Per se, drinking alcohol with Zyprexa is not very likely to cause psychosis although you have to very cautious because of the additive effect of alcohol on Zyprexa's prime side effect, sedation. ...Read more

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How does drinking excessive amounts of alcohol affect asthma?

How does drinking excessive amounts of alcohol affect asthma?

There have been: reports of alcohol triggering asthma attacks. The major offenders were wines, especially red wines...it is theorized that the sulfite preservatives in wine or histamines from bacteria/yeast produced when alcohol ferments may be the culprits. So it seems to be the type of alcohol drunk more than the amount. However, perhaps only 1/3 of asthmatics reports any adverse effects from drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Will drinking beer or alcohol make STDs worse?

Will drinking beer or alcohol make STDs worse?

Maybe: It should not worsen the std, however it may increase the likelihood of getting one or passing on one - may make bad decisions (like not wearing a condom). ...Read more

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Hi. Does drinking alcohol while on flouxetin lead to blockout?

Hi. Does drinking alcohol while on flouxetin lead to blockout?

Possibly: Depends on dose of fluoxetine and amount of alcohol consumed over what time. A lot of alcohol with higher doses of fluoxetine consumed in a short time certainly could lead to black out (as could just large amounts of alcohol by itself consumed in a short time). ...Read more

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How will drinking alcohol while i'm on citalopram affect me?

Depends: Many pts have a drink even though the label says no without problems. Alcohol is depressing. Pts with panic disorder often have an attack the day after a binge. ...Read more

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Taking 200mg of citalopram while drinking alcohol is it possible to show aggressive or violent behavior? Also displaying confusion and panic behavior?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Taking 200mg of citalopram while drinking alcohol is it possible to show aggressive or violent behavior? Also displaying confusion and panic behavior?

Celexa (citalopram): 200 mg. Dose is unheard of. Maximum daily dose is 40 mg. Also, combining alcohol with medication can affect your moods & cause erratic behaviors. ...Read more

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If you take 20mg citalopram and didn no you were pregnant and had a night out drinking alcohol would it be harmful ?

Pregnancy: While alcohol has been associated with certain birth defects and syndromes, there is not a correlation with a certain number of drinks and these effects. Citalopram is not known whether it really has an effect or not. At this point all you can do is don't drink anymore and see your ob/gyn. And congrats! :). ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Citalopram (Definition)

Citalopram is a ssri medication used to treat anxiety and depression disorders, it's also used to treat ptsd and ocd. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to be fully effective. Side effects; sedation, minor temporary stomach issues, delayed orgasm in males and rarely weight gain. It is ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

Celexa is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more