Enablex and Alcohol
Enablex belongs to a family of drugs that reduce muscle spasms of the bladder and urinary tract and is used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, such as frequent urgent urination and incontinence. It may also be used for other purposes.
Enablex should not be used if you are pregnant as birth defects in the baby could occur.
It is suggested that if you drink alcohol you do so with moderation as the side effects can be greatly increased.
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.
Do not use this drug if you are known to be allergic to it. Before using Enablex advise your physician if you have untreated or uncontrolled narrow angle glaucoma, stomach disorder causing delayed emptying, unable to urinate, liver disease, ulcerative colitis, blockage in your stomach or intestines or a muscle disorder known as myasthenia gravis.
Less serious side effects are dry mouth, dry eyes, blurred vision, mild constipation, diarrhea, nausea, mild stomach pain or upset, dizziness, weakness, headache, fever, sore throat, body aches or flu symptoms. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are hot dry skin and extreme thirst, severe stomach pain or constipation, pain or burning when urinating or urinating less or not at all.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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