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.
Do not use this drug if allergic to any ingredient or if you are using an adenosine deaminase inhibitor such pentostatin.
It is suggested that you consult with your physician before using if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast feeding, taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal or dietary supplement, allergies to foods, medicines or substances, have bone marrow, nervous system, kidney or liver problems, history of gout or high uric acid level or been recently vaccinated or have previously had chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
Less serious side effects are blurred vision, constipation, cough, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, loss of appetite, muscle, joint, back pain, nausea, stomach pain, stuffy nose, tiredness, trouble sleeping or vomiting.If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions, rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, chest pain, coma, confusion, depression, fast heartbeat, fever, chills, sore throat, lack of coordination, memory loss, mood changes, numbness, burning or tingling of the skin, hands or feet, paralysis, seizures, sever drowsiness, short of breath, stomach swelling, swelling of hands, feet or legs, unusual bruising, bleeding, weakness or wheezing. 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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