Posaconazole Alcohol Interaction

Posaconazole Alcohol

Posaconazole is an antifungal medication that fights certain fungal infections and is used to prevent fungal infections in people with weak immune systems resulting from chemotherapy or stem cell transplantation.

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, using any other drug, a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome, a history of allergies to antifungal medications, liver disease or a heart rhythm disorder.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are mild headache, feeling tired, joint or muscle pain, sleep problems, mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation or mild skin rash. 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, pale skin, bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness, fever, chills, cough, body aches, flu symptoms, slow fast pounding heartbeats, lightheaded, faint, numb or tingling around the mouth, muscle tightness or contraction, overactive reflexes, confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling, swelling of your ankles or feet, nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay coloured stools, jaundice, dangerous high blood pressure such as severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in ears, anxiety, chest pain, short of breath and seizure.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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