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Nimodipine Alcohol Interaction

Nimodipine Alcohol

Nimodipine belongs to a family of drugs known as calcium channel blockers and function by relaxing blood vessels thereby improving blood flow. It is used to prevent brain damage caused by reduced blood flow to the brain resulting from an aneurysm which is a dilated or ruptured blood vessel in the brain.

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, liver disease, low blood pressure, high blood pressure for which you are taking medication or if you have a history of heart problems such as slow heart rate, congestive heart failure or heart attack.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are mild dizziness, flushing such as redness, warmth or tingling, headache, nausea, constipation or sweating. 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, fast or slow heartbeats, faint, dizzy, bruising, bleeding, unusual weakness, swelling in your legs or ankles.If these occur get emergency medical help.

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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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