Symbyax Alcohol Interaction



Symbyax Alcohol

Symbyax generic name fluoxetine alanzapine is a combination of two drugs which is used to treat manic depression caused by bipolar disorder and is aldo used to treat depression after at least 2 other medications have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms.

Fluoxetine is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serontonin reuptake inhibitors.

Olanzapine is an antipsychotic medications.

It is suggested no alcohol not even moderate drinking for adults as the effectiveness of the drug could be comprised and the side effects of the drug may be greatly increased.

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. If 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 or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Before using this drug advise your physician if you are allergic to this or any other drug or substance, are pregnant, plan to be so, are breastfeeding, have used an MOA inhibitor in the last 14 days, liver disease, heart disease, high or low blood pressure, history of heart attack or stroke, diabetes, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, seizures, epilepsy, narrow angle glaucoma, paralytic ileus the stomach disorder, breast cancer, enlarged prostate, history of drug abuse or suicidal thoughts.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are dry mouth, increased appetite, weight gain, drowsy, tired, blurred vision or swelling in hands or feet. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, sudden and severe headache, chest pain, numb, vision, speech, balance problems, increased thirst, frequent urination, excessive hunger, weakness, agitation, hallucinations, fever, fast heart rate, overactive reflexes, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination, rigid muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, feeling faint, uncontrolled movements, seizure, thirst, feeling hot, unable to urinate, heavy sweating, hot dry skin, flu symptoms, easy bruising, sores in your mouth and throat, seizures, nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay coloured stools or jaundice.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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