Hydase and Alcohol Interaction

Hydase and Alcohol

Hydase generic name hyaluronidase (injectable is also sold under the brand name Amphadase, Hylenex and Vitrase is a drug that is a genetically designed protein which is used as an aid to help your body absorb other injected medications. It is also used to help contrast dyes in your body to show more clearly on certain types of x-rays or scans.

This drug is injected under the skin and should be administered by a health care specialist.

It is suggested that you discuss alcohol consumption with your physician before using Hydase as side effects may be affected.

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 important that your physician do a skin test to see if you are allergic to hyaluronidase before starting the medicine. Advise your physician if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are pregnant, plan to be so or are breast feeding.

Before starting to use this drug advise your physician if you are presently using, Lasix, Dilatin, Valium, Xanax, Tranxene, aspirin, salicylates, cortisone, estrogen or antihistamines, any non-prescription drugs, herbal or dietary supplements.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are pain, itching, redness or swelling at the injection site. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are an allergic reaction such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat. 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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