searched and can't find a real answer about what meds don't mix with alcohol

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karendee
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   Posted 10/31/2008 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
anyone know?
 
I was on one that is a big no no (clonazepram sp?), now i am off that for anxiety. I keep seeing do not take lyrica with alcohol  and I am on Humira but it has been months and I just want one glass of wine or one beer. I am not talking a binge just maybe one drink. Drinking never hurt my CD but with these meds I am unsure if I will make myself sick. I thought I could skip the lyrica when i had the glass of wine. I really want to have wine with my Thanksgiving meal.
 
anyone have somewhere i can get real facts? I am just not sure if the alcohol would be a problem or just small amounts would be ok?
 
thanks,
Karen

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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and Clonazepam 

 


pb4
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   Posted 10/31/2008 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I'd trust a pharmacist or your doc before I'd trust anything I read on the net when it comes to that.

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MAG102886
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   Posted 10/31/2008 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Omg, I know how you feel...what I wouldnt give for a rum and coke, or some southern comfort and dr pepper...I havent had a drink since April (when my flare started) I was put on prednisone and Humira, next time I go to see my doc which is on nov 15th Im going to ask him about alcohol and meds. 

Dianogsed with Crohns at 16, 21 yrs old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed.
Current Meds: Humira (bi-weekly), 25mg Pred, Levbid, Nexium, B12 injections.
 

Texan with Crohn's
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   Posted 11/1/2008 3:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Humm.... I gave up alcohol when symptoms first started almost two years ago. When I drink I get real sick now. How do you do that???

karendee
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   Posted 11/1/2008 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I will ask the pharmacist.... that is a good idea. I just don't want to hurt myself but one drink sure would be nice :)

Karen

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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

 

 


Zazucat
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   Posted 11/1/2008 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know much about Lyrica, but I think that skipping one pill wouldn't work; lots of drugs will stay in your system for a long time, even if you skip them for a few days. Definitely ask your pharmacist.
 


karendee
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   Posted 11/1/2008 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks Zazucat I did not think about how many days the pills could stay in my system

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Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

 

 


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 11/1/2008 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
MTX is not to be used with alcohol.
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randynoguts
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   Posted 11/1/2008 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
flagyl, a big nono.
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   Posted 11/1/2008 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   
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sammies
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   Posted 11/1/2008 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Just on humira, pentasa, and codeine. A glass of wine here and there (had 2 today) or some rum in my hot apple cider has not hurt me at all. Good idea to check with pharmacist though.
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa; started humira 7/1/08


sjkly
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   Posted 11/1/2008 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
codeine and alcohol are a real no no.
There is a website that will let you list your meds and check them for interactions. It checks for food and alcohol interactions as well. I cant remember the name of the site right now but if you google drug interactions it is one of the first hits.

karendee
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   Posted 11/2/2008 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   

thanks everyone! Funny thing is one bottle of lyrica I got did not have the alochol warning then another did. I wondered how important it was.

Kasper87,

I am on:

Humira
Effexor
lyrica (this is a med I do not need, it just helps dull the fibro pain some and i am not sure how well it even works so I am thinking of stoping it to see if it was helping or not)
soma (at night only, I have skipped this in the past when I had a glass of wine etc. and seemed to be fine)

Was on other but am off them all....

sjkly, I too was looking for a website too but could not find it....

Karen


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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

 

 

Post Edited (karendee) : 11/2/2008 8:45:15 AM (GMT-7)


sammies
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   Posted 11/2/2008 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
i've done several searches. The bottom line is that one doc may recommend one thing and a pharamicst another.

Personally, my doc has always talked to me about timing. For me--and this again has been for ME---absolutely no alcohol with antibiotics other than cipro and no alcohol with flagyl. When I was on flagyl and had a wedding or something coming up, he told me to stop the med for a week so I could enjoy the wedding and then go back on a few days later. But that's MY doc.

I've never really been on narcotics or pain killers before. I'm going to check with him again about the codeine and occasional drink.

Ask away!
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa; started humira 7/1/08


karendee
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   Posted 11/2/2008 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks Kasper! that was great info!!!

I will take this all into consideration....and ask both the Doc and Pharmacist. I wonder what each will say? Prob, no but worth asking.

thanks everyone for all your help! I can always count on you for help!
Karen

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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

 

 


mel05
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   Posted 11/2/2008 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
what about entocort?

Diagnosed with crohn's in January 2008! 
Pentasa 1000 mg 4 times a day
Was on topamax for migraines...off now to try to get pregnant
No longer on Nexium...well now i"m back on it! 
On Entocourt for the next 6 weeks to see if I can get out of my flare!
 
I am 27 years old and have been married for 2 1/2 years.  My husband and I are currently going to try to get pregnant.  This is our first month trying, so wish us luck!!  (No longer trying due to all the meds and my flare! :-(  Hopefully we'll get to try again soon!!!)


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 11/2/2008 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
We have to tell you that you need to ask your doc about this.
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All suggestions/options/opinions are caveated with please consult with your local health care provider...


karendee
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   Posted 11/3/2008 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I was on Entocort and did have occasional drinks then...oops

Kasper thanks for the website. Good place to look for info

karen

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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

 

 

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