March 24, 2023

Is it Dangerous to Drink on Medication? Medicine with Alcohol – All you need to know / Can i take alcohol with medicine

Hi everyone welcome to medina’s academy as we all know the drinking alcohol have harmful effects on our body so today in this video we will see which are those medicines that should not be taken with alcohol and even if you take it then what is the solution for it so let’s begin first let us understand what happens to our body when we drink alcohol when we drink

Alcohol the ethanol compound in it is readily absorbed in our body almost 80 to 90 percent of the ethanol is metabolized in our liver that means liver is the major organ which washes out the alcohol from our body now the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase in the liver transforms alcohol or ethanol into acetaldehyde it is an intermediate toxic compound and harmful

For our body however acetaldehyde is generally short-lived and it is quickly broken down to a less toxic compound called acetate by another enzyme called aldehyde dehydrogenase now think if any medicine blocks this ldi dehydrogenase enzyme the aldehyde would not be converted to acetate so the amount of aldehyde would keep on increasing in our body so now let us

Understand what happens when this toxic compounds keep piling up and how dangerous can it be the reaction starts immediately after taking the medicine 10 to 30 minutes after drinking alcohol in this you may have headache in the beginning which increases gradually then you might feel dizzy and start vomiting there is an excessive sweating and your face and upper

Chest part starts turning red later you may experience difficulty in breathing and have blurred vision one might even have chest pain and palpitations and if the level of toxic compound increases too much in a body then there can be dangerous situation like heart failure which can also lead to death this reaction is called disulfurium like reaction so now let’s

See which medicine can cause this disulfiram like reaction the most important medicine that you must remember is metronidazole normally we know it by the name of metrogen or flagel this medicine is prescribed normally in stomach dental and vaginal infections commonly this medicine is also prescribed after tooth extraction many of us also tend to take this medicine

On our own to treat diarrhea next medicine tini dazzle also belongs to the same group and it is even prescribed for the same reason now let’s see how many days after taking the medicine one can drink alcohol and after how many days after drinking alcohol one can take medicine this thing is very tricky and important if you are taking metronidazole then you should

Not drink alcohol for two days after taking the last tablet and if you had alcohol today and you want to start the course of this medicine then you can start that medicine after 12 hours so basically there should be a minimum gap of 12 hours in which the toxic compounds of alcohol can get flush out of our body and if you have taken tiny diazole then you should

Not drink alcohol for 72 hours that is three days there is one more important drug ketocanazole which is used for fungal infection it is also available in the form of shampoo which is prescribed for the treatment of dandruff as this is applied topically on the scalp it will not interact with alcohol but if you are taking this medicine in the form of tablet then

You should not take it with alcohol as it can cause the same problem next medicine is propanolol this medicine is used in the treatment of blood pressure and sometimes in migraine this drug helps in reducing blood pressure and now if you see alcohol also reduces the blood pressure in our body so if both of them are taken together then there is a chance of sudden

Drop in blood pressure therefore these two things should not be taken together don’t drink alcohol at all for one week after starting this medicine and even if you’ve been taking this medicine for long time and recently your doctor has increased the dosage so even in that situation you should not drink alcohol for one week now let’s talk about one of the most

Commonly used medicine paracetamol drinking a small amount of alcohol while taking paracetamol or ibuprofen is usually safe but it should be used with caution if you have certain health conditions such as liver problem or if you are a chronic drinker as both alcohol and paracetamol are processed by the liver the combination of these two when taken together can

Be dangerous and harmful if you are taking anti-anxiety or anti-epileptic medicines like diazepam clonazepam lorazepam buspirone then you must avoid alcohol intake taking alcohol with these medicines can cause unusual behavior changes difficulty in breathing drowsiness and dizziness if you are on warfarin therapy then alcohol should be avoided as it can cause

Internal bleeding in some people also it may have a positive effect like blood clots stroke and even heart attack you should take good care if you have diabetes drinking alcohol with diabetic medicines like metformin may lead to abnormally low blood sugar levels so there are thousands of such medicines that can interact with alcohol and can be harmful for our body

Also many medicines will not be absorbed in the body when taken with alcohol and so we will not get the required relief after the medicine so if you ever wish to drink alcohol while being on medicine then do consult your doctor that’s all for today hope you like this video don’t forget to like share and subscribe to our channel thank you

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Is it Dangerous to Drink on Medication? Medicine with Alcohol – All you need to know By Medinaz