(Original post by zanejamal)
I'm pretty sure you're not meant to mix alcohol and beta-blockers. I think it's to do with one raising blood pressure and one lowering it
You're in the right region - the problem is that both alcohol and beta-blockers lower blood pressure. Hence, the big risk is falling over when drinking and getting hurt/looking like a tool. (PS. Cool sig )
OP - Just go easy on the drink, really. Mixing the two won't make you die on the spot, but it will make the alcohol more potent, some effects more than others - but everyone's different. The ideal would be not to drink, but if you're going to, then it's a case of getting to know your limits. I wouldn't recommend pushing it when you're out - if you get hurt or pass-out, you're stuffed. Have some mates around, limit yourself to one can, see if you're okay. If after a couple of hours you are, have another. Again, if you're okay then you've shown you'd be okay having a couple of drinks on a night out. Anything more than that, I wouldn't advise - not just because I'm a boring sod who doesn't drink and realises that would be a 'binge' (ooh, nanny state!), but because you'd start to enter 'falling over and looking like a tool' territory. Anyhow, don't think of it as a bad thing - if it means you can get sufficiently merry off just two pints, think how much money you're saving .
(Original post by Titch89)
Drinking and medication are generally not a good mix.
Well yes, but some meds worse than others. I checked the BNF and this mix isn't so bad - low blood pressure. Hence, just be careful and take it easy.
Other stuff - you're damned right. I'm on a combination of meds which between them if I mixed them with alcohol would make me a) pass out, b) stop breathing, and c) vomit; so yes, there is certainly a case for being cautious!
(Original post by Sophie JH)
I asked my doctor about this and he said that the official advise is "may make more susceptible to the effects of alcohol". He just said be careful. As it happens, I'm now a much cheaper night out =]
(Original post by Dispergers)
Drinking alcohol whilst on beta-blockers is a ****ing terrible mistake, trust me, but then, red bull is worse/fun, was for me.
. Red bull is not good for you any how they trying to make it that you be 19 in order to buy it here. And I have a few drinks on my bata blockers I take 25 mg in the morning and 12 hours later I take another 25 mg I am not sure what affect it has on me but knock on wood there are times it makes me feel better