Butisol Sodium and Alcohol speaks to Butisol Sodium alcohol interaction, what is Butisol Sodium and side effects.
Butisol Sodium generic name butabarbital belongs to a family of drugs known as barbiturates which acts by slowing the activity of the brain and nervous system. It is commonly used as a short term treatment for sleep disorders or as a sedative before surgery. It may also be used for other purposes. Do not drink alcohol while taking Butisol Sodium as it will result in impaired coordination, sedation and death.
It is advised you not drink alcohol while using 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.
There are hundreds of drug interactions with Butisol Sodium and you must advise your physician of any drugs you are presently taking before taking this barbiturate.
There are 11 possible disease interactions with the drug which are acute alcohol intoxication , drug dependence, liver disease, porphyria, rash, respiratory depression, adrenal insufficiency, depression, hematologic toxicity, osteomalacia and paradoxical reactions.
Before starting this drug advise your physician if you have severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, other breathing disorder, liver disease, anemia, history of depression, mental illness, attempted suicide, a history of drug or alcohol addiction.
Less serious side effects of Butisol Sodium and alcohol are drowsiness or dizziness, problems with memory or concentration, excitement, joint or muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, constipation, nightmares or increased dreams. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects of Butisol Sodium and alcohol are feeling like you might pass out, fever, sore throat, sores in the mouth, easy bruising or bleeding, trouble breathing or swallowing. If these occur get emergency medical aid.
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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