Cerivastatin alcohol speaks to Cerivastatin alcohol interaction, what is Cerivastatin and Cerivastatin side effects.
This site speaks to Cerivastatin, (generic name) and is also sold under the brand name Baycol.
This drug is a cholesterol lowering agent known as a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor and is prescribed for high cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels in conjunction with a low cholesterol diet program.
It is also prescribed to slow the progression of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), reduce the risk of death in people with heart disease, treat inherited blood lipid problems or lipid problems associated with diabetes or kidney disease.
No alcohol not even moderate alcohol consumption, is advised while taking 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.
Before starting advise your physician of any allergies, if you have untreated or uncontrolled epilepsy, a bone marrow disorder, paralytic ileus, intestinal blockage, clozapine infection or immune suppression medication, heart disease, heart rhythm disorder, high blood pressure, history of heart attack or stroke, epilepsy, seizure, lung disease, liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, bone marrow disorder, blood cell disorder, enlarged prostate, urinary problems, glaucoma or a history of smoking.
Do not use if allergic to this drug or penicillin.
Do not use if you have poor kidney function, kidney disease or liver disease..
Common Side Effects
Headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps or pain, stomach gas, itching and rash.
Less Common Side Effects
Constipation, heartburn, upset stomach, muscle aches, cramps, pain, dizzy, ete irritation and blurred vision.
Rare Side Effects
Taste changes, dry mouth, acid regurgitation, leg, shoulder or local pain, joint pain, sleepless, tingling in hands or feet, chest pain or hair loss.
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.