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What will drinking alcohol on Zoloft (sertraline) seroquel and vallium do? Is it safe to drink for a function?

What will drinking alcohol on Zoloft (sertraline) seroquel and vallium do? Is it safe to drink for a function?

Very dangerous: Combining alcohol with many medications, especially psychiatric medications like seroquel (quetiapine) or valium, is extremely dangerous. They can cause abnormal consciousness, possibility of passing out, depressed breathing, and other problems. You should discuss this with your doctor to make sure you are ok to have just one drink and how long after taking a medication dose. I don't recommend this at all. ...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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What is the effects of drinking alcohol and using zoloft (sertraline)? What would happen when you use this together?

What is the effects of drinking alcohol and using zoloft (sertraline)? What would happen when you use this together?

Not a good plan: Using zoloft (sertraline) and alcohol together accentuates the sedating properties of both. Also, alcohol use disrupts the sleep cycle -- which depression does also. Alcohol can worsen existing depression. ...Read more

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After drinking alcohol daily for about a month, i stopped and exprienced hallucnations. Im taking seroquel (quetiapine) 50mg. Should i?

After drinking alcohol daily for about a month, i stopped and exprienced hallucnations. Im  taking seroquel (quetiapine) 50mg. Should i?

Proper Indication: If the daily amount of alcohol consumed on a daily basis is high enough, stopping abruptly after one month could cause alcohol withdrawal symptoms including hallucinations. Seroquel (quetiapine) is indicated in the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and to augment an antidepressant in the treatment of major depression. It is frequently used off-label as a sleep aid. There are substantial risks. ...Read more

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Is it unsafe to be drinking alcohol while taking seroquel (quetiapine)?

Is it unsafe to be drinking alcohol while taking seroquel (quetiapine)?

Yes: Both make you very sleepy and reduce your ability to breathe. Combining the two could be lethal. Seroquel (quetiapine) is often used to treat mood disorders and drinking alcohol would have a negative effect on mood as well. ...Read more

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I've just been prescribed sertraline. I know drinking alcohol isn't recommended - but can you drink any at all on an occasion?

I've just been prescribed sertraline. I know drinking alcohol isn't recommended - but can you drink any at all on an occasion?

Limit alcohol: Wait a minute, you aren't old enough to drink yet! Hypothetically speaking, it would be ok to have one drink a couple days per week. 'Safe' alcohol amounts for women in general is less than 2 drinks (1 drink=can of beer, glass of wine, or one shot) per day. On any medication, it should be even less than that. ...Read more

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Thought of harming myself after drinking alcohol on sertraline 50mg ?

Thought of harming myself after drinking alcohol on sertraline 50mg 
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Notify Doctor: Sertraline is associated with mood changes and ideas of self-harm, and alcohol may further complicate the picture by dampening or depressing your mood. You should notify your doctor of these thoughts, as it is possible that he or she will want to consider changing your medication. You should also AVOID further use of alcohol while taking sertraline and, if you are willing, mention the experience to someone you trust. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while on Zoloft (sertraline) pills?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while on Zoloft (sertraline) pills?

Zoloft (sertraline): Not good idea due to irritation of stomach and increase heeadache frequency, plus, alcoholic in itself is depressant. ...Read more

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What to do if i take 1, 100 mg Zoloft (sertraline) every morning. Is it safe if i drink alcohol later on in the day?

What to do if i take 1, 100 mg Zoloft (sertraline) every morning. Is it safe if i drink alcohol later on in the day?

No more than 1/d: I tell my patients to. Have no more than one drink a day with the ssri class of drugs because I have observed impulsive suicide attempts in people having up to two drinks per day. Alcohol is a universal solvent and i suspect that it somehow renders the ssri effect void for up to 72 hours if more than i is taken. The people who overdosed were surprised that they had.. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quetiapine (Definition)

Quetiapine (brand seroquel) is classified as an atypical antipsychotic medication. It is fda approved to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and as an adjunct with antidepressants in the treatment of major depressive disorder. Serious side effects include tardive dyskinesia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and metabolic syndrome with weight gain, risk of ...Read more


Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more