Hyaluronidaseis the generic name and is also known as brand names Hydase, Hylenex, Vitrase. The drug is a natural substance found in the human body and is collected from either cows or pigs. Animal substances are removed before it is used. It is a spreading substance which is used with other drugs under the skin to improve their absorption by the body.
The use of alcohol when using this drug should be discussed with your physician as negative interactions 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.
It is not recommended that this drug should not be used with other drugs such as, Benzocaine, Bupivacaine, Butacaine, Chloroprocaine, Cocaine, Dibucaine, Etidocaine, Lidocaine, Mepivacaine, Prilocaine, Procaine, Proparacaine, Propoxycaine, Ropivacaine or Tetracaine.
Less serious side effects of Amphadase and alcohol are cough, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, fast heartbeat, hives or welts, itching, swelling on face, eyelids, lips, tongue, hands, legs, feet, sex organs, redness of skin, shortness of breath, skin rash, tightness in chest or wheezing.If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects of Amphadase and alcohol are blurred vision, chills, confusion, dizziness, faintness, light headed when getting up, irregular heartbeat, flushing, nausea, redness of skin, swelling, warm skin, sweating or vomiting.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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