Anagrelide Alcohol speaks to Anagrelide alcohol interaction, what is Anagrelide and Anagrelide side effects.
Anagrelide is the generic name for the drug sold under the brand name of Agrylin.
This drug is an Antiplatelet type prescribed for thrombocytopenia (ET) and is used to reduce blood platelet count and the risk of excess blood clotting associated with high blood platelet levels.
No alcohol not even moderate alcohol consumption is advised while taking this 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.
Do not use if you have a history of heart disease.
The use of the drug may result in unusually low blood platelet counts.
It may cause liver or kidney toxicity and may worsen the condition of people with liver or kidney disease.
The effect on pregnancy is not known but it is advised not to use it if pregnant or planning to become pregnant,
Common Side Effects
Heart palpitations, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, stomach gas, headache, weakness, swelling, pain, dizziness, difficult breathing, chest pain, rapid heartbeat, vomiting, upset stomach, appetite loss, rash, itching, tingling in hands and feet, back pain and not feeling well.
Less Common Side Effects
Fever, flu symptoms, chills, neck pain, sensitive to bright light, abnormal heart rhythms, bleeding, heart disease, strokes, angina pain, heart failure, dizzy when standing, flushing, migraines, fainting, depression, confusion, tired, high blood pressure, nervous, memory loss, itching, skin disease, hair loss, stomach bleeding, blood in stool, stomach irritation, vomiting, anemia, thrombocytopenia, bruising, swollen lymph glands, painful urination, blood in urine, muscle and joint ache, leg cramps, runny nose, nose bleeds, lung disease, sinus inflammation, pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, double vision, visual difficulties, ringing or buzzing in ears, liver inflammation and dehydration.
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