Antidepressants and Alcohol

Antidepressants' Interactions and Side Effects

The drug Naproxen is a pain reliever that is used for reducing a variety of symptoms. It can be used to reduce muscular pain, arthritis, toothache, menstrual cramps and headache. This medication is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

This medication is also considered to be a relatively mild pain killer. However, taking Naproxen can cause some common side effects such as: upset stomach, nausea, headache, heartburn, drowsiness, dizziness and increased blood pressure. Sometimes the side effects such as swelling of the legs and arms, changes in mood, slight bleeding, tinnitus, a strong feeling of fatigue, changes in vision can also be observed. If you experience the side effects, listed above, you should immediately seek medical attention or contact with your doctor. In rare cases, when receiving the drug Naproxen, liver damage was observed. In case of liver disease, a person usually experiences the following symptoms: severe nausea, darkening of the skin, vomiting, yellowing of the eyes, pain in the abdomen.

Many people take Naproxen to reduce pain, and they may be sometimes interested in the question whether it is allowed to take Naproxen with alcohol. This question is quite controversial, because for some people taking alcohol and the drug Naproxen can be dangerous, and for others it can be absolutely harmless. Anyway, if you want to take this medication after taking some amount of alcohol, then this should be done deliberately and in reasonable doses. The correct dosage can only be installed by a doctor. But it is important that the less alcohol you drink, the less likely it is that the medicine will be dangerous for your health state. For each person it is quite individual, but in general, taking medications while drinking alcohol is not recommended.

It should be noted that if you abuse alcohol or you are an alcoholic, then taking Naproxen at this time increases the risk of the occurrence of dangerous consequences and a strong deterioration in your health, because even without drinking alcohol, there is a likelihood of possible side effects, and when the drug Naproxen is mixed with alcohol, then this probability is several times increased. The risk of gastritis diseases, especially with in people over 60 years of age is very high.

You should never take alcohol and the medication Naproxen together, especially if you have the diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and stomach ulcers. It is necessary to consult with the doctor and ask him if you can take Naproxen with your patient history. The doctor may prescribe you some other drugs.

The drug Naproxen should be taken in accordance with the instructions for use. You have to take into account that a too large dose of the medication Naproxen and its continuous use can be dangerous for your health and, thus, you put yourself at a high risk.

Remember, that alcohol abuse can lead to liver diseases and taking Naproxen with alcohol can aggravate the situation, despite the fact, that the drug’s effect does not usually affect the liver when it is not taken with alcohol.

Thus, it can be concluded, that you can take the medication Naproxen with alcohol if a small amount of alcohol has been drunk, but never do this without talking to the doctor beforehand. Do not take the medication Naproxen if you drink alcohol for a very long time or if you have alcohol addiction, as this may cause the occurrence of serious side effects, including the problems with your stomach and liver.