Medication and Alcohol Interactions

Drugs and alcohol are potentially addictive substances when consumed in huge amounts and/or on a regular basis. People who are under medication should avoid alcoholic drinks as this may result to medical problems.

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Medication and Alcohol Interactions

Is it safe to drink while taking prometrium?

No there is a near death risk attached

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Chlamydia

Does alcohol affect treatment for chlamydia?

CDC treatment guidlines list possible treatments for non-pregnant patient as azithromycin, doxycycline, erythromycin, ofloxacin, and levofloxacin. Pregnant women may also use amoxicillin.

There are no known drug interactions between alcohol and any of these antibiotics. Drinking alcohol will not affect how well treatment for chlamydia works. I'm not sure of the origin of this urban myth, but maybe some people confuse these medications with metronidazole, which is used for treatment of trichomonas and bacterial vaginosis, and which can cause serious nausea and vomiting if taken with alcohol.

Any standard prescribing reference can confirm the lack of drug interactions between alcohol and these medications.

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Can you drink alcohol while taking antibiotics?

Although it is sensible to avoid drinking alcohol when taking any medication; it is unlikely that drinking alcohol, in moderation, will cause problems if you are taking most common antibiotics. However, alcohol in a quantity that will make you drunk depresses the immune system, and may inhibit recovery from the infection.

It is however, necessary to completely AVOID drinking when taking the following antibiotics: * metronidazole - the side-effects include flushing, breathlessness, headache, increased or irregular heart rate, low blood pressure, nausea and vomiting. * tinidazole - which is chemically similar to metronidazole and so may cause the same reaction. When taking co-trimoxazole and alcohol, there is a very slight possibility of side effects that are similar to metronidazole. However these effects are very rare and drinking alcohol in moderation does not normally cause a problem. It should be noted that antibiotics may have a variety of side effects that might be made worse by alcohol, for example, sleepiness and dizziness. To be safe, you should really check with your doctor or pharmacist. In fact, the antibiotic will work even if alcohol is taken with it. Drinking alcohol with some antibiotics might cause very huge side effects (called "antabuse effect") and should be avoided. However, Ampicillin is quite a big antibiotic and given in big infections. I don't think you'll have "antabuse effect" if you drink alcohol, but you'll have some exacerbated side effects because of your infection and because of your antibiotics. You shouldn't but it's unlikely to kill you.

Alcohol is a depressant. I do not recommend drinking to excess when you are sick because it lowers your body's responses. A very small amount of alcohol in a "toddy" to help you get a bit of sleep is OK, but by "small amount" I mean less than the normal "shot" measurement.

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Medication and Alcohol Interactions

Can you use concentrated bath salts intravenously?

Definitely not! For starters, using them in any way other than in a tub full of water is just plain stupid...but, if you are going to do it, no one can stop you...so, from my own personal experience with IV drugs, here's what I have to say:

"Bath Salts" are made with a base of Epsom Salts...in my "drug days", Epsom Salt was used to cut methamphetamine to make it stretch further and to cut down on the fatality of using the drug in it's pure form. Now, when snorted, smoked or eaten, the body digests the salts pretty normally, like any other type of salt, plus it gives you the runs...bad...but, if you inject anything into your blood stream that has Epsom Salt in it, you really screw up your system for at least a few hours, if not longer. This all depends on how fast your metabolism is. My experience, the one time I got meth cut with Epsom, was horrible. First of all, the blood, as soon as it was drawn into the syringe, began to congeal (clot) making it impossible to actually push it back into your vein through the needle. This happened because when blood is exposed directly to Epsom Salts, it causes a chemical reaction and it immediately begins to clot. IF you were actually able to get the blood and drug to inject without blowing up the syringe from the pressure (and possibly breaking the needle off in your arm, or worse), then you risk the blood clotting in your vein and traveling to your heart, brain or lungs, killing you. If you are lucky enough to escape that, then you end up with a massive rash all over your body that itches like hell and lasts for hours on end. It's basically an allergic reaction (hives) to the salt that you stupidly injected into your blood stream and it has now been cycled through your entire body and all of your veins and arteries. You completely waste your high because when the concentration of salt vs. the actual drug isn't right, you don't even get a rush. YOU JUST GET SICK AND POSSIBLY DIE!

You ask how I know these things??? I was stupid one too and I actually learned the hard way. I was one of the lucky ones that didn't blow out my arm and didn't get a blood cloth...I did, however, get the massive, almost 24 hour rash and wasted $150 to boot.

So, there's your answer, from someone who actually knows what the heck she's talking about. Don't be stupid.

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Antibiotics
Medication and Alcohol Interactions

Can you drink wine when taking apo-clindamycin?

No! It not advisable to drink alcohol of any kind with any type of antibiotic.

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Viagra (Sildenafil)

Can you drink wine while taking nabumetone?

You can check all known interactions of drugs yourself with the website http://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php. Simply type in the drugs you wish to find and select the correct drug from the dropdown menu. All known interactions will then appear.

---- Interactions searched:

* nabumetone * alcohol (ethanol) ---- 1 Interaction found:

# nabumetone and ethanol (Moderate Drug-Drug) GENERALLY AVOID: The concurrent use of aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and ethanol may lead to gastrointestinal (GI) blood loss. The mechanism may be due to a combined local effect as well as inhibition of prostaglandins leading to decreased integrity of the GI lining.

MANAGEMENT: Patients should be counseled on this potential interaction and advised to refrain from alcohol consumption while taking aspirin or NSAIDs. ----

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Antibiotics
Medication and Alcohol Interactions

Can you drink alcohol while taking Clindamycin?

Yes, you can drink alcohol while taking Clindamycin. No harmful interactions with alcohol are listed online on medicine.net or drugs.com. As always drink responsibly, and ask this question of your doctor if you can.

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Dreams and Dream Interpretation
Medication and Alcohol Interactions

What are the effects of smoking deja vu herbs?

The question is impossible to answer, specifically because such "herbs" are marketed in such a way as to maintain legality, while disguising their actual effects. Because such products are blatantly labeled "not for human consumption," one must assume they cannot be safely smoked.

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Can you drink alcohol while taking atenolol?

NO! you could die of an over dose! you'll kill yourself stupid! never ever drink alcohol with any pills.! ever!

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Women's Health
Medication and Alcohol Interactions

Can you drink wine while taking flagyl?

It is never a good idea to drink alcohol while on any medications as it usually affects the treatment.

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Alcoholism
Body Piercing
Medication and Alcohol Interactions

How can you numb your tongue before piercing it?

Don't try piercing it yourself. Get a professional to pierce it for you. I've added a picture for you to look at, sorry it's blurry, it's basically a woman who tried to pierce her own tongue. Don't wan't to EPIC fail? Get it done proffesionally!

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Can you drink beer while taking lyrica?

I would strongly strongly strongly suggest against taking drugs and drinking alcohol at the same time. Mixing the two together could be very hazardous to your health.

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Can you drink alcohol when taking Flucloxacilline?

The consumption of alcohol is not advised with any drug, so with any antibiotics

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Can you mix laxative with beer?

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Medication and Alcohol Interactions

Can you take phenobarbital while drinking alcohol?

No, phenobarbital is a barbituate that is very dangerous when used in conjunction with alcohol.

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Is it wise to drink while taking radiation?

alcohol is carcinogenic and can actually cause or increase the chance of getting cancer it also would lower your immune system which isn't a good idea with cancer so try smoking/eating/vaping some cannabis, cannabis will cause cells to undergo programmed cell death and metabolize themselfs... try moving to a state where medical marijuana is available and get your hands on some cannabis oil if its skin cancer apply it to the skin if not you can either vaporize it or buy edibles instead of oil you can also smoke it however its not the best way of consumption as it destroys alot of the chemicals and its also an unhealthy form of consumption

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Alcoholism
Drug Interactions
Medication and Alcohol Interactions

Can you drink alcohol while taking ciclosporin?

There is no reason not to consume alcohol with the immunosuppressant ciclosprin (also spelled cyclosporine & cyclosporin), in fact one brand name (neoral) of the drug contains a very small amount of absolute ethanol. Although it should be remembered that possible side effects of the drug can be impaired kidney and liver function which would be exacerbated by excessive consumption of alcohol.

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Drug Interactions
Medication and Alcohol Interactions

Can you drink alcohol while taking Trisynex?

Try taking the medication to your pharmacist or GP who will advise you, alternatively if in the UK call NHS24 - phone number in phone book.

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Medication and Alcohol Interactions

Can you drink alcohol while taking lotrel?

I took Enalopril and mixed with alcohol for years and it didn't seem to adversely affect me anymore than the alcohol itself would (hangover..etc..). I have recently been switched to Lotrel, but I haven't had any alcohol with it...yet... From what I have read, alcohol doesn't mix well with ANY medication. It can increase side effects and can hinder the positive effects of the medication. My understanding is that Lotrel is stronger than most BP medications, so I plan to drink cautiously. I usually consume a large amount of alcohol on weekends, mostly vodka, but I need to cut down now.

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Antibiotics
Medication and Alcohol Interactions

Can you drink beer while taking Ciprofloxacin?

The general consensus is yes, you can still drink alcohol with Ciprofloxacin. Indeed, there are only a few antibiotics that you should definitely not drink with. There is a long standing myth that drinking alcohol and taking anitbiotics is a lethal cocktail that can only lead to serious illness or and/or permanent liver damage. In the majority of cases this is simply not true. Drinking in moderation with Ciprofloxacin is not taboo and therefore is not prohibited. The longstanding myth about not mixing drink with antibiotics is mainly due to the fact that in years gone-by, doctors prohibited the mixing or the two simply to stop people getting drunk and forgetting to take the correct dose at the correct intervals or even forgetting to complete the course at altogether. As with all antibiotics it is imperative that the course is finished as prescribed. Also if you are in any further doubt , then it is always wise to consult your pharmacist at the point of your antibiotics being dispensed. Asking your GP the same question will probably not best please them as they will be dealing with patients on a daily basis who do have serious drink related illnesses. On that note they may well be wondering why you would want to drink for at all, especially when you are already poorly anyway.

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Strattera
Medication and Drugs
Drug Interactions
Medication and Alcohol Interactions

Is it OK to drink alcohol while taking Stratterra?

My Psychiatrist said that outside of giddiness there is no real worry. Personally, I fear liver side effects b/c I drink a lot. But my doctor has said that it should not be a problem.

I was diagnosed with Adult ADD a year ago. I am 32, female, and have been a regular drinker (5 - 7 times a week since I was 20) and a hard one for a small person. I started taking 100 mgs of Stratterra 3 months ago. Stratterra has helped me avoid drinking sessions that last until the wee hours and I have cut back to 4 or 5 times a week. So, overall I drink less now than I did 3 months ago. Also I do not crave alcohol like I used too... phew. I hope this continues work can be a bear without it.

Also, I do not feel any drunker when I drink. But since my desire to drink has waned, I am not sure if I am drinking less or the Stratterra has no effect. My hangovers are more headache-based and less nasuea-based and overall WAY less severe. In the morning, I am in a great mood -- quite giddy, and cheerful. If you're in college have fun, but be smart.

AnswerI've been on 40mg of straterra for about 5 months and before then 25mg for a year. I'm a college student and have found that my tolerance is drastically reduced on strattera. Be very careful when drinking. Also remember these tips. 1. Strattera makes you dehydrated so you need to drink a lot of water before during an after drinking.

2. Strattera can cause a lot of heartburn so try to stay away from too much beer and carbonated drinks. You might want to keep a pack of rolaids handy.

Answerdon't think it is ever a good idea to combine any mind/mood altering drug with alcohol. remember straterra was first marketed as an anti-depressant. if you absolutely have to (who does?) keep alcohol use to a strict minimum and possibly monitor your effects with it at home first. still would not reccommend its use with most medications. Answeri live in a college atmosphere and have been on strattera for about 2 months. My doctor as encouraged me not to drink, but it is very difficult not to. I understand that it isn't good to have alcohol with meds. My question is if i were to have one beer with dinner or have a beer with some buddies does that cause harm or wipe away the effects of strattera. While ive been on the meds for 2 months ive seen some improvements on some days and others it has no effects at all.
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Drug Interactions
Medication and Alcohol Interactions

Can taking alcohol arouse a man?

Only up to a point where it may remove some inhibitions and give him a false sense of self confidence. If you overdo it , you will get the exact opposite effect. Alcohol is a CNS depressant[central nervous system] .

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Antibiotics
Medication and Alcohol Interactions

Can you drink wine while taking antibiotics?

No

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Drug Interactions
Medication and Alcohol Interactions

Is it safe to drink alcohol while on Augmentin?

There are no drug interactions when consuming alcohol while on Augmentin, however it is not advised to get "wasted" to the point of vomiting, as that could hinder your Augmentin treatment plan you are on.

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Drugs and the Law
Law & Legal Issues
Medication and Alcohol Interactions

What are the legal issues around alcohol?

18 to purchase, and drink; however must look over 21 to purchase. Legal drink drive limit 3.5 units. Can drink from the age of five and upwards if parents allow it. Aged 16 you can have an alcoholic drink with a meal.

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