Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

It is used as a topical anti-infective. Alcohol is also known as primary alcohol ethanol or ethyl alcohol. It is an organic compound that is the main component of any alcoholic beverage. This drug, in its various forms, is used in the medicinal field as disinfectants, antiseptics, and antidotes.

When used for disinfection, it is generally applied to the skin before any form of surgery, but it can also be used to disinfect skin for other purposes as well. When used as an antiseptic for disinfection, Alcohol is generally given in combination with iodine.

Soaps based on ethanol are also becoming popular in restaurants, because the compound is volatile, and does not require drying. "Alcohol-based gels" are also become popular as hand sanitizers. Alcohol, at times, is also used as a preservative in the field of medicine and science, due to its ability to preserve specimens.

It can be administered by injection into veins or topically applied, as the doctor sees fit for the particular patient and his medical condition. This is flammable, so care should be taken in its administration. Possible side effects of Alcohol include headaches, nausea, and skin irritation.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Psychiatrist before using this medicine.

The most well-known utilisation of this medication is

  • Skin Infection

  • Minor Wounds

  • Hypersensitivity

Here are some conceivable symptoms of this prescription

  • Drowsiness

  • Acute Gastritis

  • Balance Disorder (Loss Of Balance)

  • Central Pontine Myelinolysis

  • Central Nervous System Depression

  • Degeneration Of Mammilary Bodies

  • Disinhibition

  • Distorted Speech And Loss Of Muscle Control

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

  • Liver Toxicity

  • Korsakoff Psychosis

  • Wernicke(S) Disease

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

This medicine modulates the neurotransmission of GABA which is a hindrance to the neurotransmitter, causing reticence of neurons firing. This also decreases the neuron functions in the brain by heightening the GABA action. This is why it is grouped under depressant drugs.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    No information available.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    No information available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    No information available.
  • Interaction with Food

    No information available.
  • Interaction with Disease

    No information available.

Ques: What is Alcohol?

Ans: This drug is an organic compound and refers to the primary alcohol ethanol, or ethyl alcohol, which is the main component in any alcoholic beverage. It is used as topical anti-infective.

Ques: How long do I need to use Alcohol before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication should be consumed, until the complete eradication of the disease. Thus it is advised to use, till the time directed by your doctor. Also taking this medication longer than it was prescribed, can cause an inadequate effect on the patient's condition.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Alcohol?

Ans: The duration of effect for this medicine is dependent on the severity of the patient’s condition. Therefore the frequency of usage of this medication will vary from person to person. It is advised to follow the proper prescription of the doctor, directed according to the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Alcohol empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication can be used as an anti-infective. It can be used after or before use. Please consult the doctor before using it.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Alcohol?

Ans: This medication contains salts which are suitable to store only at room temperature, as keeping this medication above or below that, can cause an inadequate effect. Protect it from moisture and light. Keep this medication away from the reach of children.
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