11 Jun 2011
The following warning accompanies the use of thalidomide with alcoholic beverages:
ethanol ↔ thalidomide
Applies to: Alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) (ethanol), thalidomide
GENERALLY AVOID: Alcohol may potentiate some of the pharmacologic effects of CNS-active agents. Use in combination may result in additive central nervous system depression and impairment of judgment, thinking, and psychomotor skills.
MANAGEMENT: Patients receiving CNS-active agents should be warned of this interaction and advised to avoid or limit consumption of alcohol. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring complete mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how these agents affect them, and to notify their physician if they experience excessive or prolonged CNS effects that interfere with their normal activities.
Best to stay away from the alcohol while taking thalidomide.
- Thalidomide Information for Consumers
- Thalidomide Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Thalidomide (detailed)
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1 answer • 1 Jan 2010
i'm a 24 yr old female. can i take this and still drink coffee or alcohol? if not, no big deal. i'm just scared of taking it and having ...
2 answers • 22 Aug 2010
... Side effects are numbness of finger tips and severe swelling feet + legs that feel as heavy as lead. Have stopped taking thalidomite for the last ...
2 answers • 10 May 2012
taking for about 4 months. I drink an occasional drink and have never had any problems. I drank several drinks tonight and can't fall asleep and ...
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