Although many of my meds have extra warning labels on them specifically about
avoiding alcohol, the only one on my pred bottles says to take with food or milk. I just read through all the info available for medical professionals at drugs.com and cannot find any reference or warning about
consuming alcohol while taking pred. What i can see is that pred is metabolized by the liver. My own knowledge tells me that heavy drinking could possibly put the liver at risk for damage. However, I can't find one reason to avoid the occasional "social" drink while using prednisone.
Now, you've mentioned other meds as well. Those may have some interaction with alcohol that should be investigated. I know that most anti-depressants carry warnings about
mixing the two.
I take many meds. Among them are Cymbalta, Oxycontin, Neurontin and Zanaflex. I suppose that technically, I should drink alcohol at all. However, I do occasinally have a drink or two. I also realize that when I do so, I am putting myself at risk. What it boils down to is that I have researched what I should and should not drink with and calculated the risks to myself. This is a decision that only I can make for myself even though I know I probably should avoid alcohol. We each need to assess the risks and decide for ourselves.
Keah a.k.a. Wormy
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