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4 common drugs that should not be taken with alcohol
 

4 common drugs that should not be taken with alcohol

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A large-scale national survey in 2011 revealed that alcohol consumption was more prevalent in Malaysia than many would have imagined. One in ten Malaysians consume alcohol, and more than 20% of this group practised risky drinking (1). In addition, the study indicated that people of all age groups in Malaysia have some form of drinking habits, though significantly lesser in those under the legal drinking age of 18, which was recently raised to 21.
 
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15 Nov 2016 - General
 
It is really needed to know about the drugs which should not be taken along with alcohol because some of the drugs will enhance the effects of alcohol and make the results worse and some of the drugs might become toxic to the body. As we know alcohol ingestion makes the body drowsy and sleepy. So the sedative drugs should not be taken along with alcohol because the sedative effect will be maximized by alcohol and it may lead dangerous events like falling down, road traffic accidents, seizures an...
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Ah the taking of Paracetamol or other over the counter analgesics for hangover headaches. That is way too common. I usually stop people and direct them to the water station to hydrate. It is a very common overseen problem as people believe that the headache from hangovers can be treated with pain killers when in actuality it caused by dehydration and all they need is water. Metronidazole and alcohol is my all time fave. Not that I like the fact that people get the disulfiram like effect when tak...
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Wow, to start off with, I don't remember the part where drinking alcohol with medications was advised. I seriously do not agree with this article cause all it does is change your conception of taking medications. I would definitely agree with strictly NO ALCOHOL with medication. That is the best solution to this. If this was published, many consumers might have the thinking that as long as the medications are not these four drugs, it is fine to consume it with alcohol. This article would al...
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Mahmoud AbdelAziz In older adults especially, alcohol use may increase the risk for falls, serious injury, and disability related to balance problems. Alcohol use also may trigger or worsen certain medical conditions.
When alcohol use is combined with multiple medications, it may magnify these problems. Older adults don't metabolize alcohol as quickly as younger adults do, so alcohol stays in their system...
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I guess should add in metronidazole to the list also. It is mandatory to counsel patients taking this antibiotics. I suppose anyone prescribing metronidazole to patients should always caution patients not to take alcohol during the course of antibiotics because if the patient were to do so, disulficram effect would take place, and this patient would start to feel super sick and potentially have rashes and even hypotensive episodes which may render them to end up at Accidents and Emergency Depart...
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I share the same situation with Tahira Nawaz . Thankfully, Alcohol is basically not present in our lifestyle at all. Being away from harmful habits such as drinking alcohol and smoking can give you some peace of mind of course. I am glad I don’t have to worry about its related problems like drug interactions, hangovers .. etc. However, I agree with all of you that this piece of information needs to be shared with...
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Alcohol drinking is not good for the health in my personal views and alcohol drinking is not common in Pakistan, therefore, I have no exposure to it and will never have. But for alcohol drinker it is a very informative article and all alcohol drinkers must take care of it. As mentioned in the post, a large-scale national survey in 2011 has revealed that alcohol consumption is very prevalent in Malaysia therefore, it is crucial that alcohol drinkers must have knowledge of the drugs which interact...
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Interaction of drugs with other common medications, food and drinks that we everyday consume are often overlooked nowadays. We as doctors and other healthcare workers at least know that such a thing called drug interactions exists, but to the lay person there is no knowledge that the things they consume can actually interfere with how the medicines they take gets absorbed in to the body or how they act on the body. As you all have agreed in the discussion, I also believe that these types of comm...
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I agree that such drug interactions with alcohol should be made known to the public, especially because a lot of analgesics and NSAIDs are bought over the counter and thus are readily accessible. Plus, these drugs are among the most commonly taken by people. There are also drugs that can interact with alcohol and cause disulfiram-like reactions. Among these are chloramphenicol, metronidazole, isoniazid, glyburide and NTG. Of course, other drugs that depress the CNS should also be avoided, such a...
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Maybe I can also be guilty of this that after a hang over, we can't avoid during college days to have these hang overs the next day. We can't get out of bed after nonstop drinking session from dust to dawn, makes us experience any low grade fever. Paracetamol intake should really get the top spot. These can really affect or bodys homeostatis and organ function requiring to work more than what they are expected to be. I hope this will reach out the public for further correction of the wro...
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Awww. I agree with what Heena Pohani have said. This article must be shared to general population. Especially nowadays, alcohol intake is really common to everyone. There is no exception i guess. From teenagers, young, and old adults. However, i'd like to add too that during antibiotic intake, alcohol must be avoided for the benefit of the effectivity of the antibiotics. Thank you ...
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It is an informative post, not only for the doctors, pharmacists but also for the general population. There are many drugs mentioned in this article, still, I think it is very common for the public to take the analgesics like Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and other opioid analgesics. There can be severe life-threatening consequences of such action of taking these drugs with alcohol. Especially for the aged population, among which some have the daily habit of having some amount o...
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To alcohol drinkers, this is a list for drugs that you should stay away from when you have the intention to enjoy a glass. The problem is that mixing alcohol with many common medications can have surprisingly dangerous and awful side effects. More than you might even know about. Liver problems. Difficulty breathing. Confusion and dizziness. Even overdose and death in some cases. The more often you drink alcohol, the more likely you are to have an interaction with a medication. It really takes at...
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