According to Allina Health, a person should not drink alcohol for at least 24 hours after having general anesthesia. In addition, if the patient is still on prescription pain medicine after that period, no alcohol should be consumed.
A:According to the National Health Service of the United Kingdom, it is generally safe to take paracetamol while taking antibiotics. Some reports suggest a link between a higher risk of liver damage and the combination of paracetamol and isoniazid, however, so the NHS advises against giving the combination to children.
A:WebMD explains that the biggest risk from drinking too much cough syrup is overdose on DXM, a common ingredient in nearly all over-the-counter cough medicines. DXM overdose may result in impaired vision, sweating, fever, disturbed breathing, irregular heart beat, blood pressure irregularities, stomach upset, impaired mental function and hallucination among other serious side effects.
A:According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, grapefruit juice is safe to drink with Crestor. Johns Hopkins Medicine explains that the absorption of the cholesterol-lowering drug is not affected by grapefruit juice.
A:While he acknowledges that the role biotin plays in hair growth is unclear, dermatologist Dr. Richard Scher claims that this vitamin does improve keratin infrastructure. He also acknowledges that biotin supplements may help in some cases of hair loss and reverse the process along with making the nails less brittle and weak, notes an article in The Huffington Post.
A:Doxycycline is listed as causing a minor interaction when taken with alcohol, according to Drugs, so drinking is not recommended while taking this medication. Minor interactions are not usually a major concern, but a doctor may recommend adjustments.
A:According to Allina Health, a person should not drink alcohol for at least 24 hours after having general anesthesia. In addition, if the patient is still on prescription pain medicine after that period, no alcohol should be consumed.
A:You can take Claritin and Benadryl together, but the effect of both drugs overlap, according to BJC HealthCare. Both Claritin and Benadryl are antihistamines, which means that taking them together would be duplicating the active drug of each medication.
A:Going out in the sun while taking Bactrim DS can cause a rash, itching, redness and other skin discolorations, according to Daily Strength. The combination of sulfonamide and trimethoprim present in Bactrim DS increases the skin's sensitivity to the sun and makes it important for people taking Bactrim DS to avoid direct sun exposure and take the necessary precautions to prevent an adverse reaction.
A:Alcohol and Valium can be a dangerous combination, even when consumed in low doses, according to WebMD. Alcohol and Valium interact by allowing more of the Valium to reach the brain. This leads to increased effects, including a decrease in mental and motor function; drowsiness, depressing, slowed or labored breathing; confusion and loss of coordination. More serious consequences include overdose and death, according to Axis Residential Treatment.
A:According to WebMD, the time for anesthesia to wear off depends on several factors, including the type of anesthetic, other medications a person may be taking and the body's response to the anesthetics. Anesthesia is given before and during a surgical procedure and is stopped when the procedure is complete.
A:Merck Manuals states that the properties of the pill's additives as well as the overall size of the drug's particles determine how long it takes for the pill to be absorbed. Pill capsules filled with liquid are usually absorbed faster than pills filled with particles.
A:According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), there is no need to avoid alcohol consumption when taking most antibiotics, including penicillin. Alcohol neither stops the majority of antibiotics from working correctly nor causes side effects.
A:McNeil Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Mylanta, along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recalled the product in 2014, according to the Mylanta website. The recall was due to an error in labeling of the product. The manufacturer omitted alcohol, one of the flavoring agents, from the label.
A:Alcohol can intensify the sedative effects of meclizine, according to Drugs.com. When taken with alcohol, drowsiness and dizziness may be increased. Tasks that require alertness and fine motor skills should be avoided until the individual knows how the drug affects him.
A:Redness, soreness and swelling at the site of the shot are the most common reactions to pneumococcal vaccines, and less than 1 percent of recipients experience severe pain, severe swelling, fever or muscle aches, according to WebMD. In rare instances, the vaccines can cause a serious allergic reaction.
A:According WebMD, receiving too much thyroxine, usually in its man-made form levothyroxine, may result in irregular and fast heartbeat in older patients and thinning of the bones of patients going through menopause. The Mayo Clinic notes that a natural release of too much thyroxine typically results in hyperthyroidism, which sometimes accompanies other serious health conditions, including Graves' disease, Plummer's disease, thyroiditis and toxic adenoma.
A:Side effects of cod liver oil may include foul breath, belching, nosebleeds and heartburn according to WebMD. Although cod liver oil is most likely safe for most individuals, consuming high doses may lead to an increased risk of bleeding, excess amounts of vitamins A and D, loose stools and nausea.
A:Alcohol must not be consumed when taking anti-inflammatory medications, according to Cleveland Clinic. It is also important for individuals who drink three or more alcoholic beverages on a daily basis to consult with a health care professional prior to taking anti-inflammatory medicine.