Zebeta belongs to a family of drugs known as beta-blockers which affect the heart and blood flow through the arteries and veins. The drug is used to treat high blood pressure but may be used for other purposes.
Do not consume alcohol as it will greatly affect the side effects 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.
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.
Before starting this drug regimen advise your physician if you have asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, diabetes, a heart problem such as angina, heart block, slow heart rhythm, congestive heart failure, liver or kidney disease, a thyroid disorder or problems with circulation such as Raynaud’s syndrome.
Less serious side effects are dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, increased urination, runny or blocked nose, ringing in the ears, tiredness or weakness, short of breath, swelling of ankles or feet, pain or burning when urinating, numbness, tingling or cold hands and feet. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are slow, fast or pounding heartbeats, chest pain, feeling like fainting, confusion, hallucinations, short of breath, swelling of ankles or feet. 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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