The effects and risk of consuming alcohol while taking Kevzara are unknown. Alcohol can cause liver impairment which can cause elevations in liver enzymes. You should talk to your doctor about consuming alcohol before you take Kevzara and if you:
- Are taking any other medications
- Have severe arthritis or gout symptoms
- Have additional medical conditions that could be impacted by alcohol
- Liver impairment
The Arthritis Foundation states that moderate alcohol intake may be okay for people with arthritis or gout, but large alcohol intake may be dangerous and even exacerbate arthritis symptoms as well as cause liver injury. The contents in beer, specifically purines, could be dangerous to people with gout, as purines have a possibility to cause gout attacks.
Side effects of alcohol intake for people with RA or gout may include:
- Gout attacks
- Liver injury
Though the specific interactions of alcohol and Kevzara are unknown, it is clear that other medications used to treat RA and gout can adversely react with alcohol.
People taking tylenol or acetaminophen are advised not to consume alcohol because it could result in liver damage.
You should always consult with your doctor first prior to drinking alcohol while on Kevzara. There are other drug interactions that could occur with Kevzara that people should be aware of before taking this medication.