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Oxaprozin Alcohol Interaction

Oxaprozin Alcohol

Oxaprozin belongs to a family of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and works by reducing the hormones that cause pain and inflammation in the body caused by arthritis.

Do not consume alcohol not even moderate drinking while using this drug as the side effects will 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. 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.

Oxaprozin should not be used if you are pregnant as birth defects in the baby could occur.

Do not use this drug after having heart bypass surgery as it can increase the risk of blood circulation problems including heart attack or stroke.

Before starting the drug advise your physician if you are allergic to any other NSAIDs or any other drugs, if you have a history of heart attack, stroke or blood, heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, stomach ulcers or bleeding, bowel problems, diverticulosis, liver or kidney disease, asthma, polyps in your nose or if you smoke.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are upset stomach, mild heartburn, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, dizziness, headache, nervousness, skin itching, rash, dry mouth, increased sweat, runny nose, blurred vision or ringing in your ears. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are chest pain, weakness, short of breath, slurred speech, vision or balance problems, black, bloody stools, granular vomit, coughing blood, changes in urination pattern, nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay colored stools, jaundice, fever, sore throat, severe blistering, peeking, red skin, bruising, severe tingling, numbness pain or muscle weakness. 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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