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Do Not Have Alcohol When Having These Medicine

Alcohol will affect the metabolism of medicine. The medicine needs to get out of human body through liver metabolism which needs enzyme. Alcohol is a kind of substance that induced by enzyme. For patients who like alcohol, especially those complicated chronic hophead, the medicine metabolism will be accelerated due to the inducing of enzyme.
After the medicine coming into the human body, the curative effect process will be affected by many factors, such as dieting, pathological condition, and medicine and so on. Many patients do not know that dieting collaboration is very important.
And alcohol is one of the most important factors. Alcohol will affect the medicine metabolism and the half-life period of medicine and effective time will be shortened. In addition, having alcohol for a long time will cause alcoholic cirrhosis, damage liver function, slow down the medicine metabolism, and prolong the effective time of medicine. Alcohol will not only affect the medicine metabolism, but also will affect the medicine effect and cause bad reactions. What’s worse, it may cause diseases, or even needs to go to hospital.

1.sedative-hypnotics, such as diazepam
Sedative-hypnotics can inhibit the nervous system and alcohol will strengthen this inhibiting effect. When the two combines together, it may cause breath inhibiting and lower down the blood pressure. Therefore, you should not have beverages that contain alcohol when having sedative-hypnotics.
2.anti-allergic drugs, such as diphenhydramine
Anti-allergic drug and some anti-psychotic drug all can inhibit the central nervous system. Alcohol will also strengthen this inhibiting effect and affect the mental state of patients. Therefore, patients who are having similar medicine should not have alcohol.
3.take hypoglycemic drugs or insulin orally
Both taking hypoglycemic drugs orally and injecting insulin will have cooperative effect with alcohol.
Alcohol can inhibit hepatic glycogen decomposition and so make the patient easier to have hypoglycemia reaction or even worse cause hypoglycemic coma and so affect the control of patient’s blood glucose. Therefore, diabetes patient should keep a regular life habit and do not have alcohol freely. If having alcohol, they should pay attention to monitor the change of blood glucose to prevent from the occurrence of reactive hypoglycemia.
4.some anti-hypertensive drugs, such as reserpine
Some anti-hypertensive drugs also will have cooperative effect with alcohol. For example, nitroglycerin, reserpine, guanethidine, decreasing blood pressure, dibazole, isosorbide dinitrate and so on. Alcohol will strengthen the blood expansion. Having anti-hypersentive drugs after alcohol will cause cooperative effect and easier to cause hypotension, or even cause shock and threaten life.

5.analgesic-antipyretic, such as ibuprofen
Analgesic-antipyretic can cause gastrointestinal damage and so induce symptoms like stomach discomfort, nausea, ulcer, or even perforation. Alcohol also will damage the gastrointestinal mucosa. Therefore, before and after drinking, you should not have analgesic-antipyretic to prevent from hurting gastrointestinal mucosa barrier and bleeing.
Patients with auto-immune diseases such as lupus erythematosus, psoriasis and so on need to have glucocorticoid for a long time.
This kind of medicine is just like analgesic-antipyretic will damage the gastrointestinal mucosa and so induce ulcer and bleeding. Therefore, they had better do not have alcohol during having medicine.

7.Antibiotics such as cephalosporin
During the period of having cefamandole, cefoperazone, and cefmetazole, drinking will cause effects like on the water wagon, such as drunken symptoms like blush, fast heart beating, dizziness, nausea, vomit, acute hypotension and so on.
This is because the medicine affects the alcoholic metabolism and cause large accumulation of acetaldehyde. During the day and one week later of the day of having above medicine, you should avoid having beverages of alcohol and alcohol.
Other medicines such as metronidazole and tinidazole also will affect the alcoholic metabolism, and produce similar reactions. Therefore, you should avoid having alcohol when having medicine.
Oral infection such as gingivitis often needs to be cured with anti-anaerobe drug and cephalosporing drugs. Therefore, the doctor should remind the patient to not have alcohol when give him prescription.
Some anti-fungal agents such as ketoconazole combined with alcohol will cause dizziness, and sleepiness; griseofulvin will cause fast heart beating, perspiration, and skin flush.

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