Welcome. I am Kitt.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking EFFEXOR is stated on all the information.
I would not tempt fate to find out what happens. You could talk to your physician
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Post Edited (stkitt) : 6/2/2007 12:43:21 PM (GMT-6)
with antidepressnts I would avoid alcahol for the first few weeks then experiment by drinking at home first
a few social drinks with friends is important to maintain morale
avoid alcahol is from the lawyers
Effexor is cautioned for people with liver disease and of course alcohol can cause liver damage. Cirrhosis of the liver is the disease related with alcohol.
Cirrhosis has many causes. In the United States, chronic alcoholism and hepatitis C are the most common ones.
As far as the drinking with meds, everyone has to make there own choice.
In women, as few as two to three drinks per day have been linked with cirrhosis and in men, as few as three to four drinks per day.
This is informational only................
most prescription meds cautions include' no alcahol ' but this, IMO is written by lawyers
you should always experiment with a few drinks at home when taking any new med as the reaction cant be predicted, otherwise you may be dancing on the table at that gathering