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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Alcohol, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Alcohol side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Alcohol.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Alcohol side effects are:
Flagyl (1 reports)
Headaches (1 reports)
Liver Enlarge (1 reports)
Tired Limes (1 reports)
Tired Limes And Headach (1 reports)
Tired Limes Headach (1 reports)
Yellow Skin Yellow Eyes Swollen Stomach (1 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Alcohol side effects . You can also compare Alcohol side effects or view FDA reports.

Alcohol Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Alcohol reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Alcohol on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Schizophrenia
on Mar 15, 2012 Female from JAPAN , 55 years of age, was treated with Alcohol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Alcohol side effects: schizophrenia. Alcohol dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Abilify (6mg15dec-21dec11;7d,dose Incd 12mg;22dec11-21jan12;31d,22jan-26jan;5d;24mg;27jan-01feb12;6d;18mg)
  • Nifedipine
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
Patient was hospitalized.

Belligerence, Respiratory Distress
Patient was taking Alcohol. Patient felt the following Alcohol side effects: belligerence, respiratory distress on Mar 11, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 30 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Alcohol dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Suicide Attempt, Dyspnoea
Adverse event was reported on Feb 24, 2012 by a Female taking Alcohol (ethanol) (Dosage: Oral) . Location: GERMANY , 58 years of age, After Alcohol was administered, patient encountered several Alcohol side effects: suicide attempt, dyspnoea.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Clonidine (Oral)
  • Sertraline Hydrochloride (Oral)
  • Pantoprazole Sodium (40 Mg, Oral)
  • Ramipril (Oral)
  • Quetiapine (Oral)
  • Metoprolol Tartrate (Oral)
  • Oxazepam (Oral)


Substance Abuse, Chest Injury, Head Injury, Road Traffic Accident, Neck Injury
on Feb 29, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 49 years of age, weighting 262.4 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Alcohol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Alcohol side effects: substance abuse, chest injury, head injury, road traffic accident, neck injury. Alcohol dosage: Unk, See Text.
Associated medications used:
  • Soma (Unk, See Text)
  • Temazepam (Unk, See Text)
  • Oxycodone Hcl (Unk, See Text)



Deafness Transitory, Accidental Overdose, Tachycardia, Pneumonia Aspiration, Sinus Tachycardia, Miosis, Pallor, Rhabdomyolysis
on Feb 28, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 20 years of age, was treated with Alcohol. Patient felt the following Alcohol side effects: deafness transitory, accidental overdose, tachycardia, pneumonia aspiration, sinus tachycardia, miosis, pallor, rhabdomyolysis. Alcohol dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Completed Suicide
Patient was taking Alcohol. After Alcohol was administered, patient encountered several Alcohol side effects: completed suicide on Mar 01, 2012 from AUSTRALIA Additional patient health information: Male , 55 years of age, . Alcohol dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Schizophrenia
Adverse event was reported on Feb 20, 2012 by a Female taking Alcohol (Dosage: N/A) . Location: JAPAN , 55 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Alcohol side effects: schizophrenia.
Associated medications used:
  • Nifedipine
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Abilify (6mg15dec-21dec11;7d,dose Incd 12mg;22dec11-21jan12;31d,22jan-26jan;5d;24mg;27jan-01feb12;6d;18mg)
Patient was hospitalized.


on Feb 27, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 52 years of age, was treated with Alcohol. . Alcohol dosage: Unk, Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Abdominal Pain, Dyspnoea, Overdose, Nausea, Urticaria
on Feb 16, 2012 Male from UNITED KINGDOM , 29 years of age, was treated with Alcohol. After Alcohol was administered, patient encountered several Alcohol side effects: abdominal pain, dyspnoea, overdose, nausea, urticaria. Alcohol dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Somnolence, Suicide Attempt
Patient was taking Alcoholic Drink. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Alcohol side effects: somnolence, suicide attempt on Sep 29, 2011 from JAPAN Additional patient health information: Female , 46 years of age, . Alcoholic Drink dosage: 300 Mg.
Associated medications used:
  • Tylenol (caplet)
  • Antipyretic Analgesics (8 Tablets)
  • Antidepressants (1 Mg X 2 Tablets)


Suicide Attempt, Tachycardia, Blood Creatinine Increased, Alcohol Poisoning, Somnolence, Sopor, Blood Pressure Systolic Decreased, Miosis
Adverse event was reported on Feb 17, 2012 by a Female taking Alcohol (Dosage: N/A) . Location: GERMANY , 74 years of age, weighting 143.3 lb, Patient felt the following Alcohol side effects: suicide attempt, tachycardia, blood creatinine increased, alcohol poisoning, somnolence, sopor, blood pressure systolic decreased, miosis.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Metoprolol Tartrate (50 Stada, 20 Tablets Atmost)
  • Keppra (1000 Mg Ctd, 20 Tablets Atmost)
  • Bromazanil 6 (10 Tabl. At Most)
Patient was hospitalized.

Disorientation, Hostility, Somnambulism, Amnesia, Agitation
on Feb 10, 2012 Female from UNITED KINGDOM , 56 years of age, weighting 127.9 lb, was treated with Alcohol. After Alcohol was administered, patient encountered several Alcohol side effects: disorientation, hostility, somnambulism, amnesia, agitation. Alcohol dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Gastrointestinal Disorder, Syncope, Blood Pressure Decreased
on Feb 20, 2012 Male from JAPAN , 58 years of age, was treated with Alcohol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Alcohol side effects: gastrointestinal disorder, syncope, blood pressure decreased. Alcohol dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:

Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Suicide Attempt, Circulatory Collapse, Cardiac Arrest, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Bradycardia, Hypotension, Pupillary Reflex Impaired, Intentional Overdose
Patient was taking Alcohol. Patient felt the following Alcohol side effects: electrocardiogram qt prolonged, suicide attempt, circulatory collapse, cardiac arrest, unresponsive to stimuli, bradycardia, hypotension, pupillary reflex impaired, intentional overdose on Jan 25, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 48 years of age, . Alcohol dosage: (df).
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Cocaine ((df))
  • Nebivolol ((df))
  • Diazepam 75 Mg ((df))
Patient was hospitalized.

Intentional Overdose, Self Injurious Behaviour
Adverse event was reported on Feb 03, 2012 by a Male taking Alcohol (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: ITALY , 22 years of age, After Alcohol was administered, patient encountered several Alcohol side effects: intentional overdose, self injurious behaviour.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Mobility Decreased, Rash, Joint Adhesion, Pruritus, Pain In Extremity, Oedema Peripheral, Urticaria, Infection, Inflammation
on Feb 07, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 190.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Alcohol Swabs/w/benzocaine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Alcohol side effects: mobility decreased, rash, joint adhesion, pruritus, pain in extremity, oedema peripheral, urticaria, infection, inflammation. Alcohol Swabs/w/benzocaine dosage: Foil Packets 11/11/2010 Applied To Knee Area Excluding Surgical.

Hostility, Alcohol Poisoning, Fall, Agitation, Dysarthria, Flushing, Delirium
on Jan 25, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 22 years of age, was treated with Alcohol. Patient felt the following Alcohol side effects: hostility, alcohol poisoning, fall, agitation, dysarthria, flushing, delirium. Alcohol dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Tremor, Anger, Mood Swings, Nervousness
Patient was taking Alcohol. After Alcohol was administered, patient encountered several Alcohol side effects: tremor, anger, mood swings, nervousness on Jan 09, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 26 years of age, . Alcohol dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Cytolytic Hepatitis
Adverse event was reported on Jan 19, 2012 by a Female taking Alcohol (Dosage: Dose:10 Unit(s)) was diagnosed with and. Location: FRANCE , 36 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Alcohol side effects: cytolytic hepatitis.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Road Traffic Accident, Fall
on Jan 09, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 40 years of age, weighting 214.0 lb, was treated with Alcohol. Patient felt the following Alcohol side effects: road traffic accident, fall. Alcohol dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Toxicity To Various Agents, Alcohol Poisoning, Accidental Poisoning, Mental Disorder, Abnormal Behaviour
on Jan 09, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 31 years of age, was treated with Alcohol. After Alcohol was administered, patient encountered several Alcohol side effects: toxicity to various agents, alcohol poisoning, accidental poisoning, mental disorder, abnormal behaviour. Alcohol dosage: N/A.

Dyspnoea, Cough, Hyperhidrosis
Patient was taking Alcohol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Alcohol side effects: dyspnoea, cough, hyperhidrosis on Jan 09, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 57 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, . Alcohol dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Cocaine
  • Paregoric Liquid Usp (alpharma)
Patient was hospitalized.

Suicide Attempt, Intentional Overdose
Adverse event was reported on Jan 15, 2012 by a Male taking Alcohol (Dosage: N/A) . Location: DENMARK , 65 years of age, Patient felt the following Alcohol side effects: suicide attempt, intentional overdose.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Intentional Overdose, Alcoholic Liver Disease, Hepatic Function Abnormal, Haematemesis, Gastritis Alcoholic, Vomiting
on Jan 10, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 26 years of age, weighting 197.5 lb, was treated with Alcohol. After Alcohol was administered, patient encountered several Alcohol side effects: intentional overdose, alcoholic liver disease, hepatic function abnormal, haematemesis, gastritis alcoholic, vomiting. Alcohol dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Tachycardia, Somnolence, Intentional Overdose
on Jan 10, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 23 years of age, weighting 160.3 lb, was treated with Alcohol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Alcohol side effects: tachycardia, somnolence, intentional overdose. Alcohol dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Nodoz
  • Acetaminophen/diphenhydramine Hcl
Patient was hospitalized.

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Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.

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More About Alcohol

Side Effects reported to FDA: 325

Alcohol safety alerts: 2013 2012 2011 2008 2005

Reported deaths: 47

Reported hospitalizations: 77

Xyrem (sodium oxybate): Drug Safety Communication - Warning Against Use With Alcohol or Drugs Causing Respiratory Depression

 

[Posted 12/17/2012]

AUDIENCE: Neurology, Internal Medicine, Patient

ISSUE: FDA reminded healthcare professionals and patients that the combined use of Xyrem (sodium oxybate) with alcohol or central nervous system (CNS) depressant drugs can markedly impair consciousness and may lead to severe breathing problems (respiratory depression). The use of alcohol with Xyrem is a new contraindication added to the Xyrem label, which already contraindicates its use with insomnia drugs. The use of Xyrem with other CNS depressant drugs (drugs that affect the CNS and may lead to breathing problems) such as opioid analgesics, benzodiazepines, sedating antidepressants or antipsychotics, general anesthetics, and muscle relaxants should generally be avoided.

The use of Xyrem along with these products or other CNS depressants increases the risk of breathing problems that may lead to loss of consciousness, coma, and death.

BACKGROUND: Xyrem (sodium oxybate) is FDA-approved to reduce attacks of muscle weakness (cataplexy) and treat daytime sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy. Sodium oxybate, the active ingredient of Xyrem, is also known as gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB). GHB is a known drug of abuse that has been associated with central nervous system (CNS) adverse events, including death. Even at recommended doses, Xyrem can cause confusion, depression, and other neuropsychiatric events.

RECOMMENDATION: Healthcare professionals are urged to follow the dosing recommendations, contraindications, and boxed warning in the updated Xyrem drug label and to avoid drug combinations that raise the risk of respiratory depression and death. Patients taking Xyrem should not drink alcohol or take insomnia drugs. See the FDA Drug Safety Communication for a Data Summary.


Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

  • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
  • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

 

[12/17/2012 - Drug Safety Communication - FDA]
[12/17/2012 - Xyrem (sodium oxybate) Prescribing Information, December 2012]

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