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Ketoconazole Alcohol Interaction

Ketoconazole Alcohol

Ketoconazole is the generic name given to the family of drugs known as antifungal antibiotics and is used to treat infections caused by fungus, which can invade any part of the body including the mouth, throat, esophagus, lungs, bladder or skin and may be used for other purposes.

It is suggested that patients do not consume alcohol even moderate drinking while using this drug as the side effects may 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. If anything more than that it 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 using Nizoral advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, have decreased stomach acid, liver disease, a heart rhythm disorder or a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, mild itching, skin rash, headache, dizziness, breast swelling, impotence or loss of interest in sex.If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives difficult breathing, tight chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, throat, dizzy, faint, fast pounding heartbeat, bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness, numb or tingly, severe depression, confusion, thoughts of self injury, nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, weakness, dark urine, clay coloured stools or jaundice.. 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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