Norvasc and Alcohol?
I'm currently taking Norvasc (5 mg) to control my hypertension. A physician prescribed the medication in early-November, and, since then, I have not consumed any alcohol for precautionary reasons. Prior to my diagnosis, I would have described myself as an "occasional drinker" (sometimes I'd go months between drinks).
However, with the start of a new year upon us, I'm feeling the urge to indulge a little bit. So, that leads to my question (s) -- has anybody consumed alcohol while taking Norvasc? What are the repercussions? I take Norvasc in the morning; thus, would the adverse effects associated with the interaction of Norvasc and alcohol still manifest themselves during the night? Would choosing beer as opposed to "hard liquor" make any difference?
I know those are loaded questions, so I'd really appreciate any insights that you guys may have!