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Angiomax and Alcohol speaks to Angiomax alcohol interaction, what is Angiomax and Angiomax side effects.
Angiomax generic name bivalirudin is commonly used to keep the blood platelets from clotting to prevent blood clots that can occur with certain heart or blood vessel conditions such as chest pain or those who are undergoing angioplasty to open blocked arteries. This drug may also be used for other purposes.
Do not drink alcohol while using this medication as the side effects will increase.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
It is suggested that before taking this or any other drug you have a frank and honest discussion with your physician as to your drinking habits. This may be difficult as many alcoholics are in a state of denial as to their drinking habits.
I have also noticed that many alcoholics are not subject to the morning after illness that most of us suffer through when we drink too much. Severe alcoholics usually find if they feel “shakey” in the morning, a drink will make them feel more normal.
Before using this medication advise your physician if you have heart disease, kidney disease, a bleeding or clotting disorder. Also advise if you are using any other blood thinners such as Activase, Eminase, Plavix, Persantine, Kabikinase, Sreptase, Ticlid or Abbokinase.
Less serious side effects of Angiomax and alcohol are pain in your back or pelvis, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or upset, feeling restless or nervous, headache, fever, sleep problems, pain, bleeding or irritation where the injection was. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects of Angiomax and alcohol are sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body, headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech or balance, pain or swelling in one or both legs, any bleeding that will not stop, black, bloody tarry stools, coughing up blood, granular vomit, slow heart rate, increased blood pressure, trouble concentrating, chest pain, numbness, seizure, decreased blood pressure, fainting, urinating less than usual or not at all. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information site only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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