MultiHance and Alcohol
MultiHance generic name gadobenate dimeglumine is a drug which is injected to enhance the image of a magenetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the central nervous system in adults and children over two years of age. It is used to visualize lesions with abnormal blood brain barrier or abnormal vascularity of the brain, spine and associated tissues.
It is suggested that adults do not consume alcohol even moderate drinking before using this drug.
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 MultiHance 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.
Side effects are gastrointestinal disorders, nausea, vomiting, feeling hot, injection site reaction, nervous system disorders, headache, taste perversion, paresthesia, dizziness skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders, rash, vascular disorders or hypertension.If these occur advise your physician or attending health care worker immediately.
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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