Dalmane and Alcohol
People are typically not advised to combine Dalmane and alcohol. Doing so can increase your risk of certain side effects, such as problems with coordination and drowsiness. You may also experience a slowed heart rate, slowed breathing, or even loss of life. Combining alcohol and Dalmane can be especially dangerous for people with a history of alcohol abuse, who may be more likely to abuse the drug.
Can I Combine Dalmane and Alcohol?Dalmane® (flurazepam) and alcohol are both central nervous system depressants (CNS depressants), which means they slow down the activity of the brain. Drinking alcohol while you are taking the drug may increase your risk of serious reactions and side effects. Therefore, combining Dalmane and alcohol is generally not recommended.
You may also be more sensitive to the effects of alcohol if you are taking Dalmane. For example, you may not be able to safely drink as much alcohol as you have been used to drinking in the past.
Side Effects of Dalmane and AlcoholDrinking alcohol while taking Dalmane may increase your risk of certain Dalmane side effects, such as:
- Problems with coordination
- Unusual behavior
- Memory problems
It may also slow down both the heart rate and breathing, which can cause you to pass out, have difficulty breathing, or even lead to death. In addition, you may be more likely to have a problem with Dalmane abuse if you have a history of alcohol abuse.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Dalmane and AlcoholAlthough it is not recommended that you drink alcohol while taking Dalmane, you should not be afraid to discuss your alcohol consumption with your healthcare provider. Together, the two of you can make a shared decision about Dalmane and alcohol that is right for you. If you do drink, your healthcare provider can also suggest ways to help you stop.