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Is it safe to have 120ml of alcohol everyday?

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Posted on Thu, 16 Oct 2014
Question: I would like to know that whether taking 120ml of whiskey/RUM/Vodka regularly is harmful??? If so what all are the medication required to be taken in order to avoid adverse impacts. Though the alcohol consumption is not preferable however, since it help for stress management requisite advise is solicited in the spirit of maintaining health prospects as well as controlling anxiety
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You need to cut down

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX
Thanks for using healthcaremagic.

120 ml of whisky is considered four standard pack and this is not safe for any body whatever you take to counter the side effects or ill effects.

The maximum permissible dose of alcohol is 14-21 drinks per week or 2-3 drinks per day for men and less for women.

I understand the benefits of alcohol in stress management but there are other methods of stress management. The many of the things about stress management do not need costly things and can be followed easily at home or your work place.

'Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help".
Thanks


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Follow up: Dr. Ashok Kumar (16 minutes later)
Yes, the ill-effects are well known and do not want to counter it! But would like to know whether any medication is there to overcome the side effects! Some how people say consumption of scotch whiskey or vodka may have less effect with respect to other beverages, is it true?? Is it worthy to take multi-vitamin supplements or any other medications????. However thanks for the prompt reply
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing more than myth

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX
Thanks for reverting back to me.

What you got from the people are just myths prevalent in society. Every alcohol type has different percentage and that only matters. If you take high concentration it will cause more damage and if you take low concentration alcohol of similar amount it is likely to cause less damage.

Rum, whisky and vodka have almost 40 % alcohol and do not differ in causing extent of damage to liver and brain.

Having said this multi vitamins are only useful if there is deficiency of particular vitamin. They do not interfere with metabolism of alcohol and so do not able to counter to the damage. Although should be supplemented as alcoholic individuals are more prone to deficiency.

"If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer.
Wish you good health".

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Ashok Kumar (13 hours later)
The answer given is very satisfactory and accepted as true. Dr I would like to know one thing about the usage of Sertraline 100 mg OD for depression. Since for the last 15 years the medicine is being taken regularly. Is there any side effects? or any other best medicine is available or it can be continued etc please?
Taking along with Losar H for BP please!!!!!
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
There are no major side effects

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX
Thanks for reverting back to me.
Sertraline do not have major side effects on long term. The most of side effects are limited to first few months and on long term most common side effect is sexual problems and weight gain. If you have not developed any side effects till date you are unlikely to develop in near future. There is no reported interaction of sertraline with losar H.

If you are not having any symptoms for which sertraline was started and did not develop any side effects till date it is not a good idea to change the medication as no medicine is without side effects.
In case you are facing any problem with sertraline let me know so we can discuss the right alternative to it.
I hope this answers your question. If you have more question write back to me. I will be happy to assist you.
Thanks and regards
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Brief Answer: You need to cut down Detailed Answer: Dear XXXXXXX Thanks for using healthcaremagic. 120 ml of whisky is considered four standard pack and this is not safe for any body whatever you take to counter the side effects or ill effects. The maximum permissible dose of alcohol is 14-21 drinks per week or 2-3 drinks per day for men and less for women. I understand the benefits of alcohol in stress management but there are other methods of stress management. The many of the things about stress management do not need costly things and can be followed easily at home or your work place. 'Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help". Thanks