I currently take spasm medication(baclofen), and lyrica for nerve pain. Does anyone know realistically how much alcohol is safe?
I'm not looking to go out and get schlockered every night, but I'd like to have some drinks now and then without worries.
And perhaps, the option of getting schlockered if i feel the need
If you have any medications that have a warning label advising to not consume alcohol there IS a reason! MANY of the medications if combined with alcohol can cause an overdose effect of the prescription medication often causing the person to stop breathing. MANY PEOPLE HAVE DIED BY UNDERESTIMATING THE DANGER OF COMBINING Rx & BOOZE! Ask your Dr. how long the medication stays in your system...some medications will stay in your system for days therefore you can NOT count 100% on "spacing the 2 substances far apart" as being "safe". ASK YOUR DOCTOR!!!
Yes, and many people have died from underestimating the dangers of booze alone, and Rx's alone. I think you are going just a tad overboard here. Yes, it probably would never be advised by a doctor that it is safe to mix certain medications with alcohol. But they HAVE to say that.
Realistically, people are going to drink. Alcohol is a part of our society, part of our everyday culture. The key is to be armed with knowledge of what you are taking and exactly what the interactions are 1) with the other medications you are taking 2) with alcohol 3) with alcohol and the other medications combined. And to always imbibe in moderation.
WOW! REALLY? Did you by any chance notice the ONLY "vote up" on your 1st post (at least as of the time of writing THIS post) was MINE? And I would like to know IF your read my entire post or JUST what was in red and/or LARGE PRINT?
I didn't say a person shouldn't EVER DRINK if they take medications. The question was how much is safe to drink with the medications listed....without any information as to whether they planned on abstaining from their Rx meds & if so for how long OR how much they planned on drinking other than saying they didn't want to get schnockered which can mean different amounts to different people. I then fallowed it up with an explanation that because SOME of the medications we are given can & do stay in the system for an extended length of time (not just the amount of time that passes between doses) & that it would be best to ask/consult their Dr. as to how long that time frame is. I never said to not drink at all, & I didn't say go ask the Dr. "Hey doc how much booze & Baclofen can I mix?". And I'm also not the only one who said what the dangers were/are...this including The Boss AND YOU ATG. So please do enlighten me as to how exactly it is that I "going just a tad bit overboard" with my post?
If you have any medications that have a warning label advising to not consume alcohol there IS a reason! MANY of the medications if combined with alcohol can cause an overdose effect of the prescription medication often causing the person to stop breathing. MANY PEOPLE HAVE DIED BY UNDERESTIMATING THE DANGER OF COMBINING Rx & BOOZE"
This little snippet is what I would describe as a bit "overboard". The all-caps, the exclamation points, and you are
saying that if someone is taking the meds that the OP listed, no
alcohol whatsoever should ever be consumed. While no one would argue that that course of action would be bad
, I just don't think it is realistic, nor as "scary" of a situation as you are making it. Not if you are informed about your meds and the possible interactions. I am not disagreeing with your overall message, howver.