Apokyn and Alcohol, speaks to Apokyn alcohol interaction, what is Apokyn and apokyn side effects.
Apokyn generic name Apomorphine is commonly used to treat loss of control of body movements, such as muscle stiffness, slow movements or trouble moving associated with advanced Parkinson disease. The drug is a dopamine agonist which works by stimulating dopamine receptors which helps improve motor function.
It is suggested that you not drink alcohol while taking Apokyn but if you decide to do so you should consult with your physician. Alcohol will increase the drowsiness and dizziness related to this drug.
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.
Do not use the drug if you are allergic to any ingredient especially a sulfite, you have decreased consciousness, seizures or low blood pressure, you are taking a 5-HT3 antagonist antiemetic such as ondansetron, dolasetron, granisetron, palonosetron or alosetron.
Less serious side effects of Apokyn and alcohol are bruising, itching, pain, swelling or redness at the injection site, dizziness, drowsiness, flushing, headache, nausea, pale skin, runny nose, vomiting or yawning.If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects of Apokyn and alcohol are severe allergic reactions, rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, abnormal thinking, agitation, aggression, paranoia, chest, jaw or left arm pain, confusion, difficulty moving, fainting, falling asleep without warning, falling down, irregular heartbeat, hallucinations, increased sweating, mental or mood changes, gambling and sexual urges, numbness of an arm or leg, painful or prolonged erection, severe dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, persistent headache, sudden uncontrollable movements, swelling of the arms, hands, legs or feet, unusual appearance of a mole or other skin growths or vision changes.If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or advice any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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