Can I drink alcohol with this medication? Doctors get this question a lot, and it is especially timely with the new year’s celebration about to begin.
Over half of Americans take prescription meds and have at least one alcoholic drink daily. Although moderate drinking may have some health benefits there is a real risk when taking these common medications:
*PAINKILLERS- Mixing booze can lead to stomach bleeding or ulcers. This including Tylenol, Motrin, and Aleve- not just the heavier stuff.
*ANTI-ANXIETY MEDS, SLEEPING PILLS, AND ANTIDEPRESSANTS AND MOOD STABILIZERS- Alcohol can dramatically affect the potency of these type of medications and cause serious problems. Avoid at all costs!
*NITRATES AND BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS- Can cause dizzyness, drowsyness and even cause you to become unconscious. Or worse.
NOTE- OLDER PEOPLE SHOULD BE EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS. WOMEN SHOULD BE EXTRA CAREFUL- Due to the fact that femailes have lower levels of alcohol dehydrogenase, an enzyme that breaks down ingested alcohol into the body.
HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO ALL FROM LJR INSURANCE SOLUTIONS LLC!