Side Effect Of Alcohol

Excessive drinking of alcohol leads to the development of chronic diseases and other serious problems in the body, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, and digestive problems. Drinking alcohol interferes with the communication pathways of the brain and affects the functions of the brain. It causes changes in mood and behaviors and disturbs the coordination of the brain. Prolonged alcohol drinking causes slurred speech, drowsiness, vomiting, breathing difficulties, and distorted vision with hearing.

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My friend who is addicted to alcohol is irritating and abusive. Please suggest medicines to treat him without his knowledge.

Query: Hello doctor, My friend is an alcoholic and abusive man. He often repeats his mistakes. Kindly suggest me some medicines that can be given to him with food to improve his condition. kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Alcohol abuse is an illness, not just a habit. There are very good treatment options available for this. Alcohol has a deterrent effect on a person's brain and induces several psychiatric problems. Hence we need to treat this disease. In yo...  Read Full »

Does drinking alcohol make Abilify never work again?

Query: Hi doctor, A person used Abilify and drank alcohol heavily on Abilify. Then switched medications and quit drinking for years. Can that person go back to Abilify again? Will it work? Or does drinking alcohol make the medication never work again? Please explain.  Read Full »

Dr. Sathya Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Abilify (Aripiprazole) effects can be reduced simultaneously by using alcohol at that point of time.It means, at the time you are taking alcohol as well as Abilify, the medicine may not be able to exert its full effect. But, its effects are not reduced in the fashion th...  Read Full »

I am worried about my husband, who has become paranoid after drinking alcohol and taking several painkillers. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am worried about my husband as he may be harming himself. Due to an abdominal mass, doctors prescribed some pain medications on top of his Prozac for pain. Over six months, the mass shrunk, and he is back to work and still taking all of these medications: Buspar 15 mg, one tablet thre...  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If he does not need pain medications, he should get rid of these, especially the tablet Hydrocodone (Codeine). Also, he is taking too many antidepressants that can not only risk his driving skills and also puts him at high risk of serotonin syndrome. Tablet Prozac (F...  Read Full »

I had vomiting and diarrhea four times after having drinks. What could be the reason for it?

Query: Hi doctor,I had four drinks yesterday. Today I have vomited four times and I have had diarrhea three times. I usually drink a lot more than this, and I never had these symptoms. Is this a hangover or something else?  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have an infection from the food causing diarrhea, and also vomiting from acidity. You need the following medicines, 1. Tablet O2 (Ofloxacin 200 mg and Ornidazole) in the morning and night for five days after food. 2. Tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg and Domperidone 10 m...  Read Full »

Why is there pain in leg and restlessness in an alcoholic?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother is an alcoholic. He has been drinking from past six to seven years. I had convinced him to take certain medical tests. One test was conducted four months back and the second test after four months. During the first test, he was drunk the last night and the sample was taken t...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post and investigation (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The person in question has transaminitis (raised liver enzymes) which means there is some minimal necrosis of liver cells on a daily basis which in long run over a period of ...  Read Full »

How can I control frequent urination due to consumption of alcohol?

Query: Hello doctor, When I drink alcohol, I get frequent urination that happens on bed without my knowledge. It is the worst situation for me. Is there any remedy?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is commonly seen with many people. The best way out is to either avoid alcohol or do not consume more than 60 ml at one time. Actually by consuming alcohol, you lose your brain command and hence, it happens. You can also avoid consuming alcohol after 8 PM and go to...  Read Full »

My son has diarrhea after having certain types of meals. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,Hope you are doing fine. My son consulted a doctor for diarrheal syndrome. He suffers from diarrhea after having certain types of meals and also when he drinks a glass of wine or beer. Attached to this message, you will find his recent laboratory test results. His liver values seem to b...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and found some important things regarding his liver and lipid profile. He has a bad lipid profile. It is bad because he has to keep an eye on this iss...  Read Full »

When do amylase and lipase levels become normal after heavy drinking episode?

Query: Hello doctor, I drank for five days heavily and was admitted to a hospital with hangover and heartburn. They took the test and my amylase and lipase were little high. Then they gave me medicines. Past one week, I am taking Panblock morning and night and Encremin. My health is alright now but my amyl...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You had a mild attack of acute pancreatitis. The amylase level shoots first and slowly decreases over two to three weeks. Lipase shoots slowly. No point in checking it very often as it usually...  Read Full »

Blood in vomit after drinking too much alcohol. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20 year old male. About three days ago, I vomited bright red blood after consuming excessive alcohol. This is the first time I have consumed more than one beer and I was also unconscious. I have not been having any pains or any other symptoms. After the first vomit of blood, I pu...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. At this age, bleeding with vomiting is likely due to an injury to the lower esophagus because of the force of the vomit. If the bleeding was severe, then an upper GI (gastrointestinal) endoscopy is necessary for two reasons. Alcoho...  Read Full »

How to treat tongue twist and hand shivering in an alcoholic?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is an alcoholic. He has not been eating for the last 15 days. He is now suffering from insomnia. He is able to see abnormal things like people standing near to him. He has lost weight. He is having heavy sweat at night on the forehead. His tongue twists and has shivering hands. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sorry for your father's condition. Your father is suffering from Wernicke's encephalopathy or Korsakoff syndrome. Chronic alcohol abuse lead to deficiency of vitamin thiamine. I would suggest you to take him to ER (emergency room) and have him admitted and mo...  Read Full »

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