Avastin and Alcohol, Avastin alcohol interaction, What is Avastin.

Avastin and Alcohol speaks to Avastin alcohol interaction, what is Avastin and Avastin side effects.

Avastin generic name Bevacizumab Solution is used to treat specific types of lung cancer, brain, breast, kidney, colon or rectal cancer and is used with other types of cancer drugs. It is known as a monoclonal antibody. It functions by decreasing the formation and growth of new blood vessels in the tumor by blocking the action of a protein called vascular endothelial growth factor.

Do not use avastin and alcohol together as extreme dizziness and other side effects may occur.

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 Avastin if you are allergic to any ingredient in the drug, if you have a tear or hole in your stomach or intestines, if you have a wound that is not healing or has opened, you have recently coughed up blood or have surgery in the last 28 days or if you are taking sunitinib.

Before using Avastin advise your physician if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, breast feeding, taking prescription or nonprescription drugs, herbal or dietary supplements, if you have allergies, history of high blood pressure, heart problems, coughing up blood, kidney problems, high protein in your urine, low blood sodium, a wound that has not healed, scheduled for surgery, nerve problems or a history of stomach and bowel problems.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects of Avastin and alcohol are changes in taste, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, dry mouth, dry skin, hair loss, headache, increased thirst, indigestion, loss of appetite, minor nosebleeds, mouth pain or sores, muscle pain, nausea, swelling, redness at injection site, tiredness, runny pr congested nose, voice changes, vomiting, weakness or weight loss. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects of avastin and alcohol are rash, hives, itching, difficult breathing, chest tightness, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, black tarry stools, blood in urine, calf pain, chest pain, confusion, cough, vomiting blood, dark urine, painful urination, fainting, fever, chills, sore throat, frequent urination, loss of coordination, numbness in arms or legs, weakness on one side, peeling of skin, seizure, severe headache, severe nose bleed, persistent stomach pain, constipation, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, skin discoloration, irritation, lesions, speech changes, severe dizziness, swelling, pain in legs, swelling of hands, ankles, feet, trouble swallowing, unusual bruising or bleeding, severe sweating, unusual weight gain, vaginal pain, bleeding or discharge, vision loss, blurred vision, wheezing or wounds that do not heal. If these occur get emergency medical help.

This site serves as an information source 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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