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Is it safe to drink alcohol 9 months after a kidney transplant? (let's say 2 drinks on the weekends)? What are the risks?

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In brief: Usually safe

For a non alcoholic, "2 drinks on weekend" should not be harmful.
For an alcoholic, one drink is too many. This assumes there is no liver disease. I would address your specific circumstances with your transplant team who know you the best.

In brief: Usually safe

For a non alcoholic, "2 drinks on weekend" should not be harmful.
For an alcoholic, one drink is too many. This assumes there is no liver disease. I would address your specific circumstances with your transplant team who know you the best.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Andrew N. De la Torre
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, little risk

Although transplant physicians often make a fuss about alcohol, the reality is 2 glasses of wine once a week should not cause any major problems in a kidney transplant recipient.
As long as it is limited to once a week. The bias often is that patients will gradually increase their alcohol consumption or there will be a decrease in medical compliance.

In brief: Yes, little risk

Although transplant physicians often make a fuss about alcohol, the reality is 2 glasses of wine once a week should not cause any major problems in a kidney transplant recipient.
As long as it is limited to once a week. The bias often is that patients will gradually increase their alcohol consumption or there will be a decrease in medical compliance.
Dr. Andrew N. De la Torre
Dr. Andrew N. De la Torre
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Safe

Suggest you avoid alcohol from an hour before to an hour after taking your medications.

In brief: Safe

Suggest you avoid alcohol from an hour before to an hour after taking your medications.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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