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Is it safe to take Buspar and drink alcohol?

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Patricia A. Farrell, Ph.D., LLC
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Caution should be the watchword here. Any med taken with alcohol can be a problem because almost all meds have to go through the liver to be broken down and that's exactly where the alcohol goes too. So, there's a fight in the liver for passage and, because of this, the med builds up in your system since it can't be broken down. The result is something like a massive dose of the med and this has consequences.... 

It's never a good idea to drink alcohol when you're taking any type of psychotropic med. Some of them can have extremely bad effects, but not everyone is aware enough of this.

The best advice is to avoid alcohol.

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