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Have CHF, osteporosis, osteoarthritis, dementia. Taking Celebrex, Lexapro. Worried about effect of alcohol

My mother is 96 years old. She has congestive heart failure , osteoporosis ,osteoarthritis, and some dementia related memory problems. Her prescriptions are: Celebrex , Lexapro, Clonazepam, and Prilosec. She has a relative who frequently offers her alcohol to drink, insisting that it can t hurt her to drink a little bit once in a while. I completely disagree, and am very worried about the affect it will have on her. I would like a medical opinion. Please be specific, as I am very concerned about her health.
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

There is no doubt that alcohol is bad, even for normal people...
In known heart failure and dementia, it is worse – it can aggravate both,
In combination with psychotropic drugs, it is far worse due to drug interaction.
More specific particulars can only be given by her treating physician - with knowledge of the total clinical picture.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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