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Effect of Alcohol and tobacco on medications - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am taking ferrous fumarate and i drink alcohol and occasionally smoke marijuana how can this affect my meds?
Doctor :   ferrous fumarate is itself gastric irritant and alcohol also so apart from interfering with absorption of the medication it may cause severe gastritis
User :   so i cant drink/smoke at all, or just not around the time i take the meds?
Doctor :   smoke and drink are not good for health
Doctor :   more so they interfere with the new blood cell formation and anemia problem will worsen resulting in failure of treatment with ferrous fumerate
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