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Can lopressor and hydrochlorothiazide alleviate the effects of drugs and alcohol?

My boyfriend is 37, 5 11 about 220-225lbs, he takes Lopressor and Hydrochlorothiazide for high blood pressue. He has been a heavy smoker(2-3 pks day)for 20yrs and heavy pot smoker for 22 yrs and started drinking daily at the age of 15. He was drinking a 12 pk or more day until he started dronking liquor almost daily(5-6 days a wk) 4 yrs ago.He drinks Evan Williams at a liter or more a day.He was hospitalized with acute Panreatitis3 yrs ago, told he had a fatty liver and was in ICU for 2wks and then in a reg. room for about a month. He is angry, sometimes violent, mean to me and his children, his mom. He does not work. Most times he does not remember what happened while he was drunk. He talks off in left field most times and slurs, can barely walk. Are the above mentioned drugs just killing him faster?
Sat, 5 Sep 2020
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hello,

Lopressor and Hydrochlorthiazide are standard medicines for the treatment of high blood pressure. They do not alter the effects of alcohol or drugs on the body. What your boyfriend needs is the help of a psychiatrist and team to wean him off alcohol and drugs.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Noble Zachariah, Internal Medicine Specialist
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Can lopressor and hydrochlorothiazide alleviate the effects of drugs and alcohol?

Hello, Lopressor and Hydrochlorthiazide are standard medicines for the treatment of high blood pressure. They do not alter the effects of alcohol or drugs on the body. What your boyfriend needs is the help of a psychiatrist and team to wean him off alcohol and drugs. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Noble Zachariah, Internal Medicine Specialist