Nesiritid belongs to the family of drugs which relaxes and dilates blood vessels therefore lowering blood pressure and is a human B type natriuretic peptide which works by binding to certain receptors at the veins and arteries and allows them to relax, causing better blood flow for the heart.
This drug is used to improve breathing in people with congestive heart failure..
It is suggested moderate drinking only as the drug will be less effective and side effects will be 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 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 or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using advise your physician if you are allergic to this or any other drug or substance, are pregnant, plan to be so, are breastfeeding or have very low blood pressure
Less serious side effects are pain, itching, swelling at IV site, numb or tingling, drowsiness, tremors, shaking, cough, increased sweating, ski rash, itching, leg cramps or blurred vision. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, dizzy, chest pain, fast heart rate, confusion shortly after taking the medication, lightheaded, faint, coughing up blood, fever, pale skin, bruising or unusual weakness.If these occur get emergency medical help. Natrecor and Alcohol Natrecor and Alcohol
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