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: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 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: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: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: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 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: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: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: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: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 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: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:Hydroxyzine HCl interacts with other antihistamines and medications that cause drowsiness or sedation, according to WebMD. These medications include muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers and benzodiazapines or barbituates. Non-prescription cough and cold products causing drowsiness should also be avoided while taking hydroxyzine.
A:Side effects of drinking alcohol when taking metronidazole include stomach cramping, nausea, flushed skin and headache, according to RxList. Metronidazole should not be given to alcoholics who are taking the medication disulfiram, as the combination of the medications and alcohol can cause psychotic reactions.
A:Drugs.com, WebMD and MedlinePlus each offer information about drug interactions. Each website contains details of potential interactions between different drugs, drugs and herbs, drugs and other dietary supplements, and drugs and food.
A:Many drugs have warnings indicating they should not be mixed with acetaminophen or Tylenol; these include leflunomide, teriflunomide, prilocaine, epinephrine and lidocaine, according to Drugs.com. There are a total of 14 major drug interactions that can occur in conjunction with acetaminophen.
A:Naproxen and acetaminophen can be combined to treat pain, according to Everyday Health. Tylenol and generic acetaminophen are generally taken more often than naproxen. Patients can take acetaminophen in between doses of naproxen to spread out the pills over an entire day.
A:While some physicians recommend that patients supplement cholesterol-lowering statin regimes with Coenzyme Q10 to counteract the muscle pain and weakness they cause, the results are not conclusive, according to WebMD. Statin drugs often lower the natural amounts of CoQ10's in the body, thus the recommended supplementation.
A:It is safe to take Tylenol and Sudafed together, according to WebMD. However, certain drugs combine pseudoephedrine, which is the generic ingredient in Sudafed, and acetaminophen, found in Tylenol. If this is the case, additional Sudafed or Tylenol should not be taken in order to avoid an overdose.