Question by  DocZ (47)

Will drinking alcohol while taking prednisone make me sick?


Answer by  lee77 (14)

Yes, mixing alcohol with prescriptions drugs like Prednisone which is a steroid, will make you sick. You should avoid alcohol when taking prescription drugs.


Answer by  jheremans (1446)

It depends on your condition, but generally any drug that is taken with alcohol can be harmful especially to your liver, it might make you sick in the long run.


Answer by  swizz (390)

This will depend upon each individual. However,it is always recommended not to drink alcohol when you are taking other medication. Prednisone could have adverse reaction or other side effects and taking it with alcohol could be dangerous. There might be ingredients on that drug that would not mix well with alcohol and could eventually make you sick.


Answer by  Hepets84 (139)

My advice is that you should never take any prescription medication with alcohol;however, if more than 8 hours have elapsed since you took the prednisone it may be okay. The prescription label should have a phone number on it that you can call to ask these sorts of questions and get the best answers.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

Always read the description on the bottle or the paper print out that comes with the pills. This should tell you if you can drink alcohol. My rule of thumb is not to drink when taking any pills for at least 48 hrs, that includes any over the counter medication.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Most alcohol is essentially poison that is not metabolized by the body. The body struggles to eliminate it because it cannot break it down or use it. Prednisone is especially stressful to the body. To further stress the body with alcohol consumption is not wise for a number of reason, including the fact that alcohol reduces prednisone's effectiveness.


Answer by  dolphinprincess (68)

Mixing alcohol with any medications both prescribe and over the counter can not only make you sick but could potentially be dangerous and usually not advised.


Answer by  SallyJ64 (3121)

Prednisone can be rough on your digestive system to begin with. Adding alcohol might not be the best of ideas.

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