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Health Tip: Alcohol and Many Medications Don't Mix
The combination can cause serious interactions

(HealthDay News) -- Sometimes it's easy to forget that many over-the-counter or prescription medications can cause serious interactions if taken with alcohol. If you're taking any prescription or OTC drug, check with your doctor before you have a drink.

Here is a list of medications that can cause dangerous interactions with alcohol, courtesy of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism:

Sleeping pills.
Antihistamines, commonly taken for allergies, colds, and congestion.
Pain relievers.
Anti-anxiety drugs.
Antidepressant drugs.
Some medications used to treat diabetes, hypertension, and heart problems.


Mon. Oct 9, 5:52pm

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Add to that list incredible migraines... augh.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 4:23 AM

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my only thought is "duh"

Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 9:21 AM

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Add Viagra

Add Viagra to the 'do not drink after using' list. No interaction in the pharma sense, but alcohol can keep some men from climax - and that in turn lead to emergency room visits as per the Viagra warning label. BTW - 4 hours is way too long to wait, as most ER's do not regard the problem as first tier.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 10:30 AM

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