Quite often in the treatment of simple colds, doctors prescribe antibiotic therapy, which has a number of side effects, for the elimination of which patients need additional medical measures. Therefore, it is recommended to use antiviral and immunomodulating therapy for catarrhal diseases. One of the effective drugs used in such treatment is Groprinosin. But can it be consumed with alcohol or not?
Groprinosin and alcohol
Groprinosin refers to effective antiviral drugs with immunostimulating activity. The main active ingredients of the drug are inosine pranobex and para-acetamido-benzoic acid salts.
The drug is available in tablet form and is prescribed for pathologies:
- Infectious origin like influenza, rhino- and adenoviral infectious lesions, viral bronchitis, measles, acute respiratory infections or parainfluenza, mumps;
- Infectious relapses of chronic diseases affecting the respiratory and urinary system in patients with depressed immune status;
- For diseases of herpesvirus origin, affecting the skin on the lips, face, hands, ophthalmoherpes, as well as in case of varicella zoster virus infection.
The drug is rapidly absorbed into the gastrointestinal tract and after an hour, its active components are maximally concentrated in the plasma. The medicine is effective only half an hour after the administration, and the duration of the therapeutic effect is extended to 6 hours.
The drug is most often prescribed during a period of high risk of the incidence of ARVI, influenza and other respiratory infections. Tablets are low in toxicity, so they are used in therapy not only for children, but also for elderly patients. If the drug is calculated at the very beginning of the disease, then the course of treatment will be minimal and will not last very long.
Not with all substances Groprinosin can be combined, so only the doctor should determine compatibility. But as to whether the drug is compatible with alcohol - then there is no definite answer, although there are no direct contraindications to combining. However, against the background of treatment Groprinosinom there is an increase in the urinary acid concentration, so when interacting with alcohol, the activation of salt crystals in the urinary system occurs.
In addition, in the presence of hepatic pathologies, the dosage of the drug decreases, because Groprinosin is metabolized by the liver. For the same reason, it is not recommended to drink alcohol during treatment, because such a combination is fraught with extensive organic intoxication. And in general it is recommended not to allow the interaction of alcohol with any drugs, because ethanol adversely affects the therapeutic effectiveness of medicines.
Possible consequences of
If it so happened that the alcohol was combined with Groprinosinom, then the patient can expect the emergence of pronounced adverse reactions.
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The most common among which are:
- Headaches and sleeping problems;Dizziness, excessive fatigue;
- Increased nervous excitement;
- Arthralgic symptoms;
- Gouty exacerbations;
- Itching and rashes;
- Nausea-vomiting syndrome, problems with appetite;
- Diarrhea or constipation;
- Polyuric reactions;
- Allergic manifestations;
- Excessive uric acid concentration.
Sometimes with the combination of alcohol products with the drug Groprinosin treatment becomes inconclusive, i.e.the medicine just does not work. But it is much worse if the interaction of alcohol with a medicine provokes the strongest intoxication of the body. It happens that when ethanol is combined with a medicine, a recurrence of urolithiasis occurs or an inflammatory reaction occurs in the urinary tract.
When used with alcohol, especially when there is a disturbance in the liver, the organism becomes intoxicated. Hepatic structures under the influence of ethanol do not have time to cope with the filtration of all toxins and resins contained in alcoholic beverages, which subsequently provokes a massive hormonal and biliary ejection. So there is an organic intoxication, as a result of which the probability of an exacerbation of chronic processes and occurrence of virus infectious lesions considerably increases.
Rules for combining
The drug should be taken 3-4 tablets a day after meals. Reception of the drug should be distributed at regular intervals, for example, every 6 or 8 hours.
When treating Gropronosinom should always take into account contraindications to the drug:
- The presence of hypersensitivity to certain substances present in the drug;
- Urolithic pathology;
- Age under 3 years of age;
- Lactation and period of pregnancy;
- Presence of insufficiency and other functional disorders in hepatic activity;
- Arrhythmias, etc.
Specialists also warn of an undesirable combination of Groprinosin with diuretic drugs, Zidovudine, as well as with xanthine oxidase inhibitors. So, take the drug with alcohol, as indicated above, it is impossible. But if it so happened that it was not possible to avoid overlapping, then it is necessary to wait at least a couple of hours after taking the medicine and then to drink alcohol.
In fact, the drug is withdrawn after about 6 hours from the time of admission, so most often it is recommended to take it at such an interval, but if you use alcohol, the medication is shifted, because alcohol is excreted much longer.
Summing up, we come to the conclusion that it is strongly recommended to reject the combination of Groprinosin with alcoholic products. The doctors' opinion on this combination is unambiguous. Why expose the weakened by the disease organism additional stresses, which creates alcohol. Any disease is the most unfavorable time for entertainment and entertainment with alcohol. Therefore, it is better to wait for recovery and only then to allow yourself to relax in this way.
Alcohol only strengthens the load on the liver, which is already engaged in active cleavage of the drug, which leads to organic poisoning. Yes, some doctors also allow the use of alcohol a couple of hours after the pills. However, after alcohol take the next dose of the drug will be no earlier than 6-8 hours, and sometimes more. This reduces the effectiveness of treatment and delays recovery for a longer period.
In addition, in different people the body reacts to alcohol with medications unequally. Some patients who combined alcohol with Groprinosinom claim that no reaction to such a mixing occurred. To which another group of patients who combined the medication with alcohol, claimed that there were side effects such as headaches, severe nausea or vomiting. Therefore, such a combination is undesirable in any case.