Not sure if I should take this medication ..

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Hi , just been given Duloxetine... Just not sure about this medication really ... Can you drink at all ?? I am going on an all inclusive holiday in May with the family , I don't like the idea of being the only one not drinking ... I find having a few drinks helps my socially awkwardness and relaxes me .. I just don't know what to do , meh ..

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    Hi Anitaa

    Just thought I would give you my personal opinion on duloxetine and

    Alcohol. I take 30 mg of duloxetine daily for depression/anxiety

    Fibromyalgia. I occasionally drink alcohol, I am a lager drinker and i can

    Drink around 7 pints when I go out. Also discovered I don't get hangovers

    Anymore. Duloxetine clearly states no alcohol as this medication is

    Broken down by liver enzymes. You never mentioned how many Mg you

    Were given? It seems to work for me, but its not a habit I do on a regular

    Basis tbh. I only drink now and then really maybe twice a month.

    30 Mg daily is a very low dose.

    Cheers

    Garry

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    Hi. I've been on Duloxitine for years and the only thing you need to remember is 1. Don't drive if you are drinking and 2. It will increase the effect of the alcohol (depending on your system, how long you've been on it and how much you've had to drink). But be sensible!!

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    You can't drink!!!! Dangerous liver damage possible. I came of duloxetine and the withdrawal was the worst 30 days of my life

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    As others have said. Not good if you have any liver problems.

    More than a couple or binge drinking, or spirits not recommended.

    It will leave you feeling awful and I mean really awful !

    also alcohol prevents antidepressants from working properly.

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