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i'm not sure what exactly goes on

 

I know from several pdocs have told me   that   drinking one day erases a day or twos worth of antipsychotic doses

 

I know  drinking on Risperdal for me knocked me the hell out - black out drunk way too quickly  -- i'll never drink on Risperdal again

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I know from several pdocs have told me   that   drinking one day erases a day or twos worth of antipsychotic doses

 

i've been told that as well, but that it does depend on the amount of drinking how much it does. my psychiatrist is fine with me having a beverage, but three he'd be concerned about. i think you should definitely ask your prescribing physician and also consider that oftentimes drinks we get or make are huge and multiple servings, so having one cocktail or beer might be fine, but a cocktail in a pint glass might not be...you know?

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Drinking and most meds is a no-no. Risperdal 4mg is a decent dose. It can make the risperdal less efficient and you could end up black out drunk. Don't even think about having a drink and driving, you'll end up in quite a state. It's generally considered a bad idea. Also don't skip risperdal to drink, that's an even worse idea.

 

Some docs will say its okay to have one alcoholic beverage (about 1oz, so one beer or one glass of one or one mixed drink) on a special occasion with meds, but not much more with that. Getting trashed is out of the picture, if that's what you mean. There is a moderate drug interaction, so it won't kill you. Here's what I got from drugs.com interaction checker:

 

 

Using risperiDONE together with ethanol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with risperiDONE. Do not use more than the recommended dose of risperiDONE, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you.
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I just started Latuda, and my doctor said that I was ok to drink on it at night, if I took it in the morning. But my doctor is kind of a quack, so I'm not sure I'm going to trust her on that one. She also didn't know you had to eat on Latuda, and said it was a version of Geodon, so I'm not sure how much she really knows. 

 

I know that's not Risperdal, but I wasn't drinking age when I was on Risperdal, so I can't say specifically how that one would be affected. Sorry! Just thought I'd throw out that my pdoc said you can drink on an AAP. 

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I'd ask your doctor, but in general alcohol fucks with meds and fucks with your brain pretty hard. Alcohol consumption without meds can make you hung over, change your mood for days, harm your liver, etc. Add that to mental illness and medication and there's a good chance it will screw with everything-- how much is somewhat dependent on you, your body, and your specific situation.

I drink very rarely, and when I do it's less than one drink because I go from sober to ill very quickly since being on one of my meds. I would say, in general, ask your doctor and listen to their advice. As well, I wouldn't touch alcohol until you've been your version of stable on meds for a few months. Drinking while unstable or on new meds will just add another confounding variable to an already complex situation. Once you're stable, it's a lot easier to gauge how the alcohol is actually affecting you.

In the end, alcohol is just another psychotropic drug like everything else we take, except that there's no standard dosage or dosing schedule. Adding that into your med regimen can really screw with things if you're not cautious.

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