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Can you drink alcohol while taking Crestor?

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  • Answer: "Yes! Alcohol depletes your DHA, fish oil gives it back. If anything, if you drink alcohol, you SHOULD take fish oil!"



    No, not a good idea. They both act as blood thinners and use the liver for metabolism via the cytochrome P450 pathway. This can potentially increase the load on your liver. Although random studies have shown fish oil to lower cholesterol and triglycerides, the possibility of nulling the benefits of fish oil could increase with alcohol consumption and increase overall liver enzymes, a primary indicator of liver injury. Here is an animal study on the effects of ethanol and fish oil combined. although a rat study, it should give a pretty clear indicator of the risks involved:


    Rats were fed ethanol in combination with fish oil or a corn diet in order to evaluate the effect of fish oil feeding on liver injury, microsomal ethanol oxidation, and NADPH-dependent lipid peroxidation. The rats were maintained on the dietary regimen for 72 days, and for comparison, pair-fed controls were studied. The liver pathology score progressively worsened in rats fed alcohol, both in combination with fish oil and corn oil, but the severity of inflammation and focal fibrosis was greater in the ethanol fish oil fed rats as compared with the ethanol corn oil group, whereas the fatty change was greater in the ethanol corn oil fed rats. The alcohol treatment caused a 2-fold increase of the liver microsomal P450 content, and about a similar increase in the rate of microsomal NADPH oxidation. The amount of ethanol-inducible CYP2E1 was about 10-fold higher in alcohol-fed rats as compared with pair-fed controls. The NADPH-dependent lipid peroxidation in liver microsomes was about 10-fold higher in microsomes from alcohol-treated rats fed corn oil as compared with controls, but only 2- to 3-fold higher in alcohol-fed rats receiving fish oil than in pair-fed controls. This was due to a higher rate of NADPH-dependent lipid peroxidation in the control rats receiving fish oil. There was a pronounced correlation between the amount of CYP2E1 and the microsomal NADPH peroxidation in variously treated rats, and between the 2E1 levels and the pathology score. The data suggest that fish oil diet, like corn oil, supports ethanol-induced liver injury which is related to CYP2E1 induction and the presence of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the diet (i.e., either n-6 or n-3).


  • Answer: Yes, but only within moderation. No more than 2-3 drinks every now and then, not every night.
  • Answer: You should not drink Alcohol while taking ANY medication.
  • Answer: Coumadin is a very sensitive drug- that is, it is affected by many outside influences. Ethanol (drinking alcohol), not only increases the risk of stomach bleeding while on coumadin, but it also increases or decreases the metabolism of coumadin, leading to a very dangerous increase or decrease in coumadin blood levels. Unless you know EXACTLY how ethanol works on your individual liver enzymes, drinking alcohol while on coumadin is not recommended.
  • Answer: Makes the medication less effective
  • Answer: Answer: You should definitely LIMIT YOUR INTAKE OF ALCOHOL WHILE TAKING DARVOCET. Combining Darvocet (propoxyphene) with alcohol or other drugs that cause drowsiness will increase the sedative effects and can be dangerous.For more info:http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/propoxnap_pi.htm
  • Answer: It is not recommended to drink alcohol while taking Ritalin. In general the stimulants and depressants together are bad (see Four-Loko). The effects of the alcohol are significantly less pronounced and often lead the user to drinking themselves into a dangerous state. If you do, take note of this fact and drink small amounts to determine how the combination effects you.
  • Answer: Bactrim should not be mixed with alcohol. You may have unpleasant side effects such as fast heartbeats, warmth or redness under your skin, tingly feeling, nausea, and vomiting. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.
  • Answer: Florin-f is a corticosteroid medication that is used in thetreatment of inflammatory conditions. Consuming beverages thatcontain alcohol is not recommended in combination with themedication Florin-f.
  • Answer: Best not to ... the acidic juices in the grapefruit counteract against the cholesterol medication, rendering it useless.
    Better check with the company and a pharmacist. Grapefruit doubles the strength of Lipitor and other statins. Call Crestor and I am sure they will give a straight answer. If I get a hold of them I will let you know.
    I just talked with the manufacture of Crestor and you can drink grapefruit juice and or eat grapefruit as it takes a different path than Crestor and so does not affect crestor like it can with other statins.