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Palonosetron Alcohol Interaction

Palonosetron Alcohol

Palonosetronis a drug which is injected and is used to prevent nausea and vomiting which is caused by cancer chemotherapy and works as a receptor antagonist and works by a vomit causing chemical named serotonin.

Do not use alcohol when taking Aloxi as it will result in drowsiness and greatly lessen your ability to drive a car or perform any other dangerous task.

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.

It is suggested that before taking this or any other drug you have a frank and honest discussion with your physician as to your drinking habits. This may be difficult as many alcoholics are in a state of denial as to their drinking habits.

I have also noticed that many alcoholics are not subject to the morning after illness that most of us suffer through when we drink too much. Severe alcoholics usually find if they feel “shakey” in the morning, a drink will make them feel more normal.

Do not use this drug if you are taking apomorphine, if you are pregnant, intend to become pregnant, or breast feeding, taking prescription or other medicine, herbal or dietary supplement, if you are allergic to medicines, foods, or other substances, allergic to receptor antagonists such as ondansetron, if you have heart problems, irregular heartbeat, an electrocardiogram indicating a problem or low levels of potassium or magnesium.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are constipation, headache, pain, swelling or redness at the injection site.If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects of Aloxi and Alcohol are severe allergic reactions, hives, rash, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, chest pain, fainting, irregular heartbeat, fever, chills, sore throat, trouble urinating or unusual muscle movement.If these occur get emergency medical aid.

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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