The holiday season can lead to a long list of events: most of us have to plan for everything from work parties to family get-togethers and more. With all of this fun going on during this time of the year, it’s no surprise that people give us drinking alcohol in January after all of the events that happen in December. That being said, it’s important to make sure you are taking precautions if you are on any medications to make sure your medicine is safe to be ingested along with alcoholic beverages. So what are the common medicines that should NOT be taken along with alcohol? Let’s take a look:

How Does Alcohol Effect My Medication?

Although some prescriptions are safe, others are not. When a medication does not mix well with alcohol, it can lead to thinned blood which, ultimately, causes damage to the liver. Repeating the combination of ingesting a medicine with alcohol can end in long-term harm and additional medical issues.

Medicines to Avoid

There are some medications that should NEVER be mixed with alcohol. Here are a few:

  • Opioids
  • Sedatives
  • Antidepressants
  • Diabetes Medications

Woman Should Be More Careful Than Men

Woman tend to have a lesser tolerance to alcohol than men do. Since women don’t need as much alcohol to achieve the same blood alcohol level as men, it can be easier for women to cause accidental damage when mixing alcohol and certain medications. Keep this in mind next time you are taking medication; even over the counter painkillers can lead to problems!


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