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What affect will having a gin martini once an evening have on me while taking 25mg of meclizine?

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Anonymous 27 Mar 2011

Hello,

Interactions between your selected drugs

meclizine ↔ ethanol
Applies to: meclizine, Alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) (ethanol)
GENERALLY AVOID: Use of anticholinergic agents with alcohol may result in sufficient impairment of attention so as to render driving and operating machinery more hazardous. In addition, the potential for abuse may be increased with the combination. The mechanism of interaction is not established but may involve additive depressant effects on the central nervous system. No effect of oral propantheline or atropine on blood alcohol levels was observed in healthy volunteers when administered before ingestion of a standard ethanol load. However, one study found impairment of attention in subjects given atropine 0.5 mg or glycopyrrolate 1 mg in combination with alcohol.

MANAGEMENT: Alcohol should generally be avoided during therapy with anticholinergic agents. Patients should be counseled to avoid activities requiring mental alertness until they know how these agents affect them.

https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1540-0,1034-14582

Take care.-

Anonymous 27 Mar 2011

More info.-

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What should I avoid while taking meclizine?

"Meclizine can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of meclizine."

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