This site speaks to Precose Alcohol interaction, Precose is the brand name for the drug sold under the generic name of Acarbose. This drug belongs to the family of Antidiabetic drugs and is prescribed for non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.
Clozaril and alcohol should not be used together not even moderate drinking as it may greatly influence side effects and behavior of the drug.
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.
Before starting advise your physician of any allergies, if you have untreated or uncontrolled epilepsy, a bone marrow disorder, paralytic ileus, intestinal blockage, clozapine infection or immune suppression medication, heart disease, heart rhythm disorder, high blood pressure, history of heart attack or stroke, epilepsy, seizure, lung disease, liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, bone marrow disorder, blood cell disorder, enlarged prostate, urinary problems, glaucoma or a history of smoking.
This drug should not be used if you are allergic or sensitive to it or if you have diabetic ketoacidosis, cirrhosis, severe kidney disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcers of the olon, intestinal obstruction, severe digestive diseases, absorption diseases or if intestinal gas will be a problem and this drug may lead to liver inflammation.