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Can patients drink alcohol while taking methylprednisolone?

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Although patients taking methylprednisolone can still drink alcohol, limiting alcohol intake is advised, as drinking alcohol may increase the risk for stomach bleeding and other side effects, like dizziness, according to RxList. Methylprednisolone is a type of steroid that is mainly prescribed to prevent the release of substances that cause inflammation in the body.

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This medication is mainly used to treat inflammation, psoriasis, lupus, ulcerative colitis, allergic disorders and conditions that affect the lungs, skin, stomach, nervous system, eyes and blood cells. This medication should not be taken by patients who are also suffering from a fungal infection. Before taking the medication, notify the doctor of one's medical history and all pre-existing medical conditions.

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