remicade and beer

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runner43
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   Posted 1/18/2008 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I had my first treatment of remicade, thanks to everyone for their advice.  I went through it fine and haven't felt anything different as of yet.  Is it okay to drink beer while you are on pentasa?  When do you start to feel any effects of the remicade?  Next step is another colonoscopy to check on the stricture, how many of you have had to have surgery because of a stricture that won't allow the scope to go through?
 
thanks for all the help....hope everyone has a great weekend!!!!
 
 
 
 
43 yr old F, diagnosed: June 93
1 surgery, have a stricture right now mad
remicade 1 dose so far
meds: pentasa 500mg 2 pills 4x a day
zoloft 50mg once a day
multivitamin
calcium
 
yeah  looking forward to a few more 5k's in the spring and hopefully a 10k before next winter..God willing!

AmandaH01
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   Posted 1/18/2008 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I really don't know the answer to this but it wouldn't hurt to call your doc or maybe even the pharmacist and ask if its ok to have beer while on Pentasa. One may not hurt but its best to ask and be safe.
Amanda: age 23 happily married for 6 years
Mother to Kirstiana 5, Savannah soon to be 2, Halen 11 weeks
I have had symptoms since a young child but I was FINALLY diagnosed 1/14/2008!
  • Currently taking: Pentasa 500 mg 2 tablets 3 times daily  Darvocet 1 tablet every 6 hours as needed (I can't take due to watching my children it makes me drowsy and sick) Prednisone 60 mg to decrease by 10 mg weekly until down to 2.5mg Ranitidine 300 mg 1 tablet twice daily Women's one a day multi-vitamin with double the calcium once daily

I have no family or friends around me other than my husband and children so I very greatly appreciate this group and i'm hoping to become a regular. You are all great people! (I also need to add my father in law does live fairly close as well..I don't want to leave him out.)

 
 


runner43
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   Posted 1/18/2008 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I meant have a beer while on remicade not pentasa.....

does anyone know if it matters if you drink or not?

43 yr old F, diagnosed: June 93
1 surgery, have a stricture right now
remicade 1 dose so far
meds: pentasa 500mg 2 pills 4x a day
zoloft 50mg once a day
multivitamin
calcium

looking forward to a few more 5k's in the spring and hopefully a 10k before next winter..God willing!

Ides
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   Posted 1/18/2008 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I was on remicade for almost 3 years. I had an occasional cocktail or glass of wine. I never had a problem bUT that was me. My GI had no problem with me having a drink now and then. However you probably should ask your GI for his opinion.

I did find that when I first started Imuran, I had a problem with alcohol. I had a drink at my daughter's birthday celebration that was two days after I started the medication. That one drink was like having 4 shots at once in the way it knocked me for a loop. Since then I learned I had to have food in my stomach and sip the drink very, very slowly. I know it was the reaction with Imuran because I had not started Remicade yet.
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teddybearweiser
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   Posted 1/19/2008 4:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I would ask your doctor first about having a drink. I have been on Remicade for over 2 years. I stay away from any drinking of beer or any liquor.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
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magnetic
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Total Posts : 84
   Posted 1/24/2008 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Runner 43,
one of the questions asked when I go for my remicade infusion is do I drink and how much.
I answer these truthfully and they never have any problem with this.
I'm not a huge drinker, but usually have a pint of beer or a glass of wine most evenings.
At the weekend I'll have about 1 to 2 bottles of wine (not in the one night) and maybe a beer or two.
 
The Remicade reduces your immune system, Alcohol also reduces your immune system.
As long as the alcohol is not affecting you too much and you're sensible....
But as the others have suggested, why not ask the docors and see if they have any issue with this
 
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Diagnosed June 2005 with Crohns (left colon, large bowel)
Diagnosed Osteopenia Feb 2006
Jan07 Arthritis noticed in hands, not too bad yet
Crohns Arthritis Diagnosed January 2008
Remacide started March 2007
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