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Re: psych meds and substance abuse (to saint james

Posted by saint james on October 31, 1999, at 20:26:08

In reply to Re: psych meds and substance abuse (to saint james, posted by Elizabeth on October 31, 1999, at 13:04:38

> > James--I've had difficulty getting straight answers on this. inserts and Rx's just say, "Don't use alcohol", but never will say why. I mean, I don't want to get drunk every night, but if I take 400mgs. Wellbutrin/day, and then have 3 or 4 beers over the course of a long evening out, will I fry my brain or something? Anybody know the consequences?

James here....

generally the "avoid alcohol" has to do with most AD's being sedating, and alcohol makes this worse.
probably alcohol makes AD's less effective, but a few drinks a week is not going to hurt. The Rx always puts "aviod alcohol" stickers on anything thing that is sedating, like antihistamines, ect.
To be safe, do ask you doc or Rx if there is a specific problem or is it just the sedation issue.
Have a glass of wine, or whatever, at home first to see if sedation increases.





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