According to Drugs.com, Valtrex is not known to interact with alcohol, making it safe to drink while under treatment. However, Valtrex can harm the kidneys and may interact with other medications that affect the kidneys.
Drugs.com warns that those who are allergic to valacyclovir or acyclovir (Zovirax) should not take Valtrex. Previous medical conditions, such as HIV/AIDS, kidney disease or having had a bone marrow transplant, can create complications when taking Valtrex; a doctor's consultation is necessary in these cases. Pregnant women can take Valtrex, but the child can still be infected with herpes during birth. Women who are breastfeeding should talk to their doctors before taking Valtrex.Learn More
Patients can take probiotics and antibiotics at the same time, according to WebMD. One of three people taking antibiotics alone develop diarrhea, so taking probiotics simultaneously reduces the chance of developing diarrhea by 42 percent.Full Answer >
It is safe to take Tylenol and Sudafed together, according to WebMD. However, certain drugs combine pseudoephedrine, which is the generic ingredient in Sudafed, and acetaminophen, found in Tylenol. If this is the case, additional Sudafed or Tylenol should not be taken in order to avoid an overdose.Full Answer >
Levaquin probably does not affect birth control according to WebMD. A doctor or pharmacist can advise a patient on whether additional birth control should be used.Full Answer >
Alcohol can intensify the sedative effects of meclizine, according to Drugs.com. When taken with alcohol, drowsiness and dizziness may be increased. Tasks that require alertness and fine motor skills should be avoided until the individual knows how the drug affects him.Full Answer >