Health Tip: Watch Your Alcohol Consumption

Health Tip: Watch Your Alcohol Consumption

Health Tip: Watch Your Alcohol Consumption

It may interact with medication

(HealthDay News) -- Drinking alcohol may be unsafe for some people, because it can interact with some medications.

The Cleveland Clinic mentions these examples:

  • Aspirin and alcohol may increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
  • Antihistamines may make you very drowsy when combined with alcohol.
  • Large amounts of the painkiller acetaminophen can cause liver damage when combined with alcohol.
  • Some laxatives and cough syrups already contain alcohol.
  • Some antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, painkillers and sleeping pills may cause serious interactions when combined with alcohol.
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