Lotronex and Alcohol
Lotronex generic name alosetron HCI is a drug used to treat women with severe diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) who have symptoms of such lasting 6 months or longer.
It is used if they have had anatomic or biochemical abnormalities of the gastrointestinal tract exclude and not responded to previous therapy.
IBS is considered severe if with diarrhea there is severe abdominal pain or discomfort, frequent bowel urgency, fecal incontinence which affect daily life.
It is suggested that you check and discuss with your physician all possible serious gastrointestinal adverse reactions.
Do not consume alcohol while using Lotronex, not even moderate consumption.
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 using Lotronex advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding.
Less serious side effects are mild stomach discomfort, bloating or nausea. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reaction such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat feet, new or worsening stomach pain, bleeding from rectum, blood in stools, fast or uneven heart rate. If these occur get emergency medical help.
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.
Lotronex and Alcohol
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