Gralise and Alcohol Interaction

Gralise and Alcohol

Gralise generic name gabapentin belongs to a family of drugs is used in the daily treatment of Posy-Herpetic Neuralgia which is pain which follows the healing of the rash associated with shingles.

It is suggested that you read the provided medication guide before you start taking this medication and also each time you get a refill as there may be new information issued. However this hard copy does not take the place of talking to your physician and/or pharmacist about your medical condition or treatment.

It is suggested that you discuss with your physician the consumption of alcohol while using this drug as the side effects may be greatly increased especially sllepyness and dizziness.

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 Gralise if you are subject to seizures or epilepsy. Be aware that 1 of 500 people using this drug may have suicidal thoughts or actions. Do not use this drug if you are under 18 years of age.

Before starting this drug advise your physician are pregnant, plan to become so or are breast feeding, if you are allergic to this or any other drug or substance, have had previous depression, mood problems, suicidal thoughts or behaviour, have seizures, have kidney problems or undergoing dialysis.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are dizziness or sleepyness. If these occur contact your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts, new or worsening depression, new or worsening anxiety, feelings of agitation or restless, panic attacks, insomnia, new or worsening irritability, being aggressive, angry or violent, acting on dangerous impulses, increased talking or other unusual changes in normal behaviour. 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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