Alcohol Consumption And Pristiq

Question

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Alcohol Consumption And Pristiq

I have been taking Pristiq for some time. The medication guide that comes with the drug tells you to avoid alcohol while taking it, but does this mean I must completely abstain from drinking? Would an occasional glass of wine with dinner be acceptable?

Answer

Generally you should follow the guidelines that come with the medication, though your doctor or pharmacist would be the best person to ask this question. Alcohol can react with medications in a number of ways, and it's best for your healthcare provider or pharmacists to explain how drinking while taking Pristiq can affect either you or the ways the medication is processed in your body and treats the condition for which it was prescribed.

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