Magnevist and Alcohol Interaction



Magnevist and Alcohol

Magnevist generic name Gadopentetate Dimeglumine is a drug used when having an magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as it provide for a more clear image.

Discuss with your physician the drinking of alcohol before the use of this medication.

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.

Do not use Magnevist if allergic to it or you have kidney injury or problems.

Before using this medication 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, high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney or liver problems, liver transplant, receiving dialysis, asthma, blood, heart or breathing problems, seizures or have previously used a contrast agent.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are dizziness, headache, minor pain, swelling, coldness, nausea, vomiting or redness at the injection site. 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, changes in vision, faint, fast or irregular heartbeat, fever, chills, stiff joints, muscle weakness, numb arm or leg, red dark patches, burning or swelling of skin, scaling, hard or tight skin, seizures, stomach pain, chest pain, skin lesions, leg pain, severe headache, short of breath, tired or weak. 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.

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