Humira and Alcohol?

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SaraOnThisSite
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   Posted 8/6/2010 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Just wondering if it's okay to have the occasional glass of wine or cocktail while on Humira
 
(not that I'm planning on doing it anytime soon, still weaning off the Pred and still not 100 percent better...but I was curious how the medication would interact with drinking alcohol)
 
Thanks! :)
 
25 year old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in 2002 after being misdiagnosed with Lyme Disease for a year.  Have been on Prednisone, Asacol, Entocort, Remicade, random antibiotics (cipro, flagyl, avalox, etc), and Mercaptopurine,  (even the lowest dosage was messing up my liver, argh) in the past.
 
Currently on Predisone and (finally!) just started Humira.

Becky77
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   Posted 8/6/2010 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I drink occasionally and my GI knows, and hasn't says anything about it. She isn't the type not to tell me when I shouldn't do something, so I think in moderation it's ok.
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!

mdf34
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   Posted 8/7/2010 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I haven't had any alcohol in months, it was hurtful..............literally, about 5-10 minutes after hitting my stomach it got a "different" alcohol burn in my gut.   Got no idea what to tell you.
Diagnosed (FINALLY) UC Sept 09/Diagnosis amended 5-3-10 to Crohn's
Taking Pentasa 500mg/8x/day
Entocort 3X/day
Bentyl as needed
1000 mg Vitamin C
Prilosec 1X/day
Flonase
 
 

Tara28
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   Posted 8/7/2010 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't recall that alcohol was contraindicated with humira..I was just wondering myself if I could have an oz of irish cream in my coffee, but I think one of my meds doesn't allow for it. Anyone have a clue about rifampin, clofazimine or clarithromycin??
I'm used to not drinking becasue half the time I'm on flagyl and it's a big no-no to even have cough medicines with alchol but it would be nice once in awhile to have an ounce. Have to be careful too as I'm on an SSRI for anxiety and I think you're supposed to limit alcohol with those
33 years old, dx with Crohn's in 1998. Currently on :
Clofazimine 100mg daily,
Rifampin 600mg daily, and Clarithromycin 2 tabs daily
and Cipralex 10mg/day for anxiety.
Hydroxyzine, percocet, Ativan as needed.
5g pharmaceutical grade Omega 3's, 1000IU's Vitamin D3 daily
2 Perianal fistulas, and 1 more suspected. Crohn's only at end of colon, cecum. Remi, Asacol, Salofalk, Imuran, Humira did nada. Built immunity to long-term Cipro use, which also induced panic attacks.

Rider Fan
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   Posted 8/7/2010 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
You can drink on Humira, just take it easy. Your liver is important!
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Reduced gluten and dairy.


Go Saskatchewan Roughriders!

SaraOnThisSite
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   Posted 8/18/2010 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I'm not drinking for awhile anyway 'cause my stomach is still all mesed up. But it's nice to know for the future once (or rather if...) everything gets back to normal
 
25 year old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in 2002 after being misdiagnosed with Lyme Disease for a year.  Have been on Prednisone, Asacol, Entocort, Remicade, random antibiotics (cipro, flagyl, avalox, etc), and Mercaptopurine,  (even the lowest dosage was messing up my liver, argh) in the past.
 
Currently on Predisone and (finally!) just started Humira.

Sniper
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   Posted 8/18/2010 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
All things in moderation. That keeps me out of trouble, well, most of the time...
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

missnuts
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   Posted 8/19/2010 4:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I am on Methotrexate and I asked my GI about the occasional drink and his reply was 'of course, life's too short'. In agreement with sniper - moderation, anyway I have found the odd glass is much more enjoyable !

Chelle's Sick
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   Posted 8/19/2010 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been taking Humira for a few years now and I normally have a few drinks at least once a week. I've never had a problem and according to my bloodwork I'm in good shape! My GI has never said anything about my drinking, now my smoking is a different story but drinking seems to be fine.
Diagnosed w/ Crohn's Nov '05.
Current med's = Humira (Every 2 weeks) started in April '07.
 
 

Djin
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   Posted 8/19/2010 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   

I take my Remi (that is a more troublesome cousin of humira) and occasionally have my wine glass! 

Cheers! 


Male, 35 (lovely family of wife and two daughters)
Diagnosed in nov/94 - Started with Prednisone, followed by Pentasa, entocort, flagyl, Imuran, Cipro, etc.
Blockage (popcorn!!) - First Surgery 2001 (no ressection)
Severe bleedind - 2003 - Stopped by 60mg of Prednisone
Stricture leading to a ressection in Dec/2008 - Second Surgery
Now on Remicade + 100 75mg Imuran + Iron (doc said i'm in remission, but I'm not sure at all)
 

onthecan
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   Posted 8/19/2010 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
SaraOnThisSite said...
 
Just wondering if it's okay to have the occasional glass of wine or cocktail while on Humira
 
(not that I'm planning on doing it anytime soon, still weaning off the Pred and still not 100 percent better...but I was curious how the medication would interact with drinking alcohol)
 
Thanks! :)
turn   turn turn   I have 2 agree with Becky I 2 have a few drinks once in a while while I was on Humira and told my doc and she didn't advise me not 2 just 2 be careful and don't over do it,,I'm young @ least I still consider myself young and I enjoy going out with my friends and having a few beer or spirits and me and my husband have always had a few glasses of wine with our dinner in the evening,,I say just don't get loaded but check it out on line google it and c what it says anything about do not drink while on Humira if so it will put your mind @ ease right cause everybody is different in what they can handle booze wize,,u know yourself better than any doc right but do some research first pleeze...~Jenn~

Had Crohns 17 years had numerous bowel resections,fistulas,fissures,hemmies,kidney problems,fibro,arthritis,dignosed at 13 had GI feeding tube,nasal feeding tube,cental lines,ports,4 ruptured bowel emergency surgeries,TMJ,depression,current meds are Hydromorphone,30 ,Hydromophome,8 ,Ketoprofen,100 ,Trazadone,50 ,Lorazepam,10 ,Zopliclone,5 ,atriplyine,75 ,Losac,50 Tylenol Athritis ,B-12 injections ,Iron injections ,Gravol,75 Predisone,5mg ,Humira,40mg once a week.Still looking for the doctor with all the answers if you find him forward him to me please.P.S my bathroom is the nicest room in my house cause i spend so much time there,i am thinking about installing the computer and maybe a hot-dog stand.
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