Taking These Medicines With Alcohol Can Be Very Dangerous

Posted by Sughra Hafeez in Health and Fitness On 25th January 2018
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Drinking alcohol while taking medication may seem like no big deal, but combining the two can often be very dangerous.

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Medication Cocktail

Alcohol and medication don’t mix. And yet, there are people who still choose to mix the two. "Nothing happened that last time," you might say, but something bad can happen this time.

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This is more of a problem for women than for men.

After consuming the same amount of alcohol, females are more likely to achieve higher blood alcohol concentrations than males because females have less gastric alcohol dehydrogenase activity (breaking down alcohol through digestion) and proportionally less body water.

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Who Drinks While on Medication, Anyways?

It is best to follow your doctor’s instructions or those on the bottle of medication you take. Taking risks by mixing alcohol with drugs, whether legal or illegal, prescribed or over the counter, is not worth the risk.

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