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03/18/2008

Question:

Hello, I am currently on 100 mgs of Lamictal for BIpolar disorder,and Zoloft 75mgs for ocd and depression. Also Lipitor 20 mgs for cholesterol and Toprol 100mgs for high blood pressure I was wondering if I could drink occasionally while on these medications. What are some possible side effects. I really enjoy drinking once in a while. Please get back to me regarding this matter.

Answer:

Alcohol use can interact with the medications that you are taking and negatively impact on your psychiatric and nonpsychiatric conditions. We can not recommend that you drink alcohol.

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Response by:

Nicholas A Votolato, RPh BCPP Nicholas A Votolato, RPh BCPP
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University