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Old 08-10-2005, 05:38 PM   #1
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drinking alcohol while taking Zyprexa and Lamictal??
bad effects? what's the deal with this? my bf is thinking about doing this and i cautioned him against it and he said "i'm not going to get trashed" and I told him "i don't think it matters, I don't think you should be drinking regardless"

___ well I guess I am just overly concerned - looks like sleepiness is the only real side effect. *sigh* maybe I'm the one that's paranoid? ;-)

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Old 08-11-2005, 05:23 AM   #2
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I was on Lamictal...........but, what is the other one???? I DO KNOW with anti SHOULDNT drink!!! I dont think you should drink on these either! You can do a search on these drugs and it will list all the side effects, and info. I am a recovering alcoholic..........BUT.........when i was on these med's and drinking------it almost killed me, a couple different times! I ended up in the hospital.....with no pulse!!! It's just not worth it. I know you can certaintly have a couple while taking med's.....but the problem is, these drugs tend to intensify the alcohol. Im sure 1 or 2 wouldnt hurt????

Old 08-11-2005, 09:02 AM   #3
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Zyprexa's an anti-psychotic. I looked them up and they said that it makes you drowsy if you drink while taking them, but it didn't say anything else?? I don't think he drank last night **thank goodness**. I'm going to tell him this for future use though. Thanks!

Old 08-11-2005, 12:37 PM   #4
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I have read this alot and cut this out. When I drink i feel good for a little while then I get very LOW, so I don't drink, keep caffine and chocolate to a minimum. I go outside/gym to have fun and that seems to help.


Binge Drinking, Smoking Are Risk Factors
Alcohol-use disorders and depression commonly coexist, presenting unique challenges for both individuals who suffer from this "comorbidity" as well as their treatment providers.

A study in the August 2004 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research examines co-occurring alcohol-use and depression.

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