Talk:Medication

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Antibiotics and alcohol? Try it - whaaat? Need a serious disclaimer here! --RB 08:36, 17 Apr 2005 (EDT)

How is that a life hack? --Sjanes71 10:55, 17 Apr 2005 (EDT)

Removed. The chances of a serious reaction are not low, at least not here in the UK, and I would imagine the same is true in the US. A significant portion of our regularly prescribed antibiotics have severe adverse reactions to alcohol, many including potential long-term ill effects. Advising people to "just try it" is a dumb idea; if you really feel the need to drink while on meds, ask your doctor about alcohol-safe alternatives at the time they are prescribed. --Rowlock 09:21, 18 Apr 2005 (EDT)

-- "How is that a life hack?" - it makes life easier. And as two doctors, one pharmacist AND a specialised antibiotics-pharmacist (I used the information for my blog, many people asked me about alcohol and antibiotics ;) ) told me: --> In vivo, there's no beta-lacatamantibiotics-lysis (right english word?) under the influence of ethanol, even though there is a reaction in the lab. BUT (as I said in the text): alcohol reduces the absorbtion of antibiotics and antibiotics CAN influense the decomposition of antibiotics. There's just one antibiotica, you should NEVER use with alcohol: metronidazol wich works like disulfiram and gives you a terrible headache, sickness and so on - and is sometimes used for alcohol-addicts who want to stop drinking alcohol.

I'm NO specialist. And I can understand, that this entry is cancelled. But people shouldn't panic, drinking a beer or two while one antibiotics. --tarion 16:33, 18. April 2005


I've done some reorganising of this page and categorised the saving money hacks by region. Coming from the UK, I've labelled some as US only as they refer to insurance and so on. Please correct me if my assumptions are incorrect. -- dbush 09:32, 7 Aug 2005 (EDT)

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