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alcohol warnings, what reason/mechanism?

Posted by Abby on April 26, 2000, at 14:24:09

I was just wondering why two medications have different alcohol warnings.

Let me just say that for the most part my drinking is very limited, only ever in social situations. Usually nothing more than a glass of wine, a beer or a drop of sherry.
Occasionally at a party, usually on a warm summer night, I like to have a few drinks to the point of being slightly tipsy.

I know that alcohol can act as a depressant and should probably be avoided by depressed people, though I only ever drink when I'm in a good mood. I do believe that SSRIs can enhance alcohol's effectiveness. I also know that

So, really what beyond the basic depressant issue is the reason for these alcohol warnings?

The zoloft label says that alcoholic consumption should be limited. Risperdal, however, says that it is recommended that it is recommended to avoid alcohol beverages while taking this medication.

What are the interactions between zoloft and alcohol, and risperidone and alcohol? Must alcohol be completely avoided even if the risperidone dose is very low, 250 mcgs or less?





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