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IIaris and Alcohol
IIaris generic name canakinumab belongs to a family of drugs that reduce the effect of a substance in the body that can cause inflammation. It is used to treat rare genetic conditions such as Familial Cold Autinflammatory Syndrome (FCAS) as well as Muckle-Wells Syndrome (MWS) in both adults and children the age of 4 or older.
Do not use this drug if you have tuberculosis and avoid people who are sick as this drug will make you more likely to contract other infections.
It is suggested that you discuss with your physician alcohol consumption before starting this drug as it may increase the side effects.
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 this drug it is suggested that you advise your physician if you are allergic to this or any other drug or substance, are pregnant, plan to be so, are breast feeding, have an active infection, a history of recurrent infections, a weak immune system or a history of tuberculosis.
Less serious side effects are runny or stuffy nose, diarrhea, mild nausea, headache, joint or muscle pain, mild dizziness or weight gain. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat, signs of infection such as fever, chills, sore throat, flu symptoms, easy bruising, bleedimg, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, unusual weakness, cough with yellow or green mucous, stabbing chest pain, short of breath, severe dizziness or weight gain. If these occur get emergency medical help.
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