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Can Remicade interfere with the metabolism of alcohol- i.e.

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Can Remicade interfere with the metabolism of alcohol- i.e. slow the process?
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No, it does not slow the metabolism of alcohol

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but there are warnings if you are also taking a drug called methotrexate that alcohol with remicade AND methotrexate can cause liver damage in some patients

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so you can drink alcohol with remicade in moderation and as per the link provided

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you should tell your provider if you are having any strange symptoms when you are using alcohol

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I have a patient who reportedly consumed about 4 oz of alcohol during the early afternoon. He was later stopped for speeding. At 6pm his BAC was .21. He is 6'2" tall and weighs about 260 lbs. He was dieting heavily and losing 1 lb a week fro a month. He had lost 20 lbs in the last month. Either: 1. He is lying about the alcohol consumption. 2. something made his BAC so high after not that much alcohol. Trying to determine whether Remicade interfered with alphadehydrognase or what.

It doesn't interfere with the metabolism of alcohol. I'm sorry to say this but he drank more than 4oz of alcohol.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Too bad in a way but maybe he will get into treatment for ETOH abuse.

I hope so.



Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Could ketosis have elevated the BAC? He was losing a pound a week and had lost 20 in all. He was eating a gluten free diet and eating only meats.