James asked in HealthMental Health · 4 weeks ago

alcohol and medication?

can drinking alcohol have an effect on well medication works in the long run?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    Yes, in some cases.

    When you had your prescription filled, you received a hand out sheet with information about the medication and what to avoid when taking it.  check that sheet and if you threw it away, go to the pharmacy where you had the prescription filled and ask the pharmacist.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Both drugs have a typically negative result don't they? Medicine is a unique enough solver, one hopes, of problems. Do you really wish to really risk more headaches on your life?

  • 4 weeks ago

    It depends what type of meds you're taking... If your med bottle(s) say "Do not drink Alcohol with this medication", then it's a good idea to not mix alcohol with the meds that you're taking...

    If it doesn't say that on your med bottles, then I see why not mixing both...

    Source(s): Experience...
  • Lili
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    4 weeks ago

    It shouldn't interfere with most medications' effectiveness, but there are certain medications that should never be mixed with alcohol.  Doing so can be dangerous.

    Read the patient insert. It will tell you whether you should not drink alcohol at all while on the medication or whether you should just not mix it with alcohol.  With many medications, you could certainly have a drink or two in the evening with no problem. It wouldn't interfere with the medication's effectiveness in either the long or short run.

    With something like an opioid or sedative, though, you should not drink alcohol while experiencing the medication's effects. As I said, mixing the two could be dangerous.

    And there might be a non-opioid, non-sedative -- some other type of medication -- drug that would require you to avoid alcohol completely while taking it.  Anti-fungal medications (and acetaminophen like Tylenol) can result in liver damage if you drink while taking them.

    Again, the patient information should tell you this. If it's unclear, call your doctor and ask what's best to do -- and what to avoid.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    That depends what medication you are taking. Go online, and do a search of medication name plus alcohol. That will tell you the effects. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    don't mix💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Well medication? Do you mean anti-anxiety medication? 

    In which case, yes, a lot of anti-anxiety medication is affected by alcohol. Usually adversely, but usually only acutely. But long-term, alcohol itself can cause depression and anxiety.....so that won't help in and of itself! 

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