Harmful Interactions: Mixing Alcohol with Medicines

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Harmful Interactions: Mixing Alcohol with Medicines

Description

This 11-page brochure for consumers addresses the harmful effects of drinking while taking certain medicines.

This brochure includes the following sections:

  • Did you know
    • Medicines may have many ingredients
    • Some medicines contain alcohol
    • Alcohol affects women differently
    • Older people face greater risk
    • Timing is important
  • Commonly used medicines (both prescription and over-the-counter) that interact with alcohol

Developer:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Funding Sources:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; National Institutes of Health

History

Release Date: 2003
Review Date: 2007
Recent Summary: February 2008
Original Summary: August 2005
Last Updated: 05/05/08

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