(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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