Alcohol and drugs together? Never!

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Over-the-counter medications are many people mistakenly termed as harmless drugs, even though they are not accompanied by an “authorization” to consume alcohol!

“Folly of Youth” The saying goes. However, there are situations where recklessness has no place in adolescence, and medication is included. It may seem cool for someone to swallow their painkiller medication with beer, drink wine on their anti-allergy pill, or even drink alcoholic cocktails during their medication for vaginal fungus, but the consequences can be severe. The range of possible complications includes malaise, vomiting, flushing, gastric ulcer, respiratory arrest, and severe circulatory disturbance, to name just a few.

Vaginal infection and malaise

The active substance metronidazole, which is also used as a tablet or suppository for the treatment of various bacterial or amoebic infections, including vaginal infections, does not ‘tolerate’ alcohol. If someone drinks while taking metronidazole, they will most likely experience nausea, nausea, vomiting, headache, flushing, sweating, and difficulty breathing.

Respiratory paralysis?

Alcohol consumption should be clearly avoided for drugs that act through the central nervous system. Even in the case of sedatives, sedatives or drugs for the treatment of epilepsy, even the consumption of small amounts of alcohol can lead to significant changes in concentration and behavior, in severe cases life-threatening respiratory arrest and circulatory disorders.

Is it also allergic?

Pharmacies for the treatment of allergic complaints (eg over-the-counter medicines) may be minor but may impair concentration. [levo]cetirizin, [dez]loratadine) and alcohol. It is advisable to give up alcohol when taking medicines containing such active substances regularly.

Over-the-counter painkillers and antipyretics (such as acetylsalicylic acid, ibuprofen, diclofenac), which are used by many in case of headache, menstrual cramps, or colds, can increase the gastrointestinal side effects of alcohol, incidence of gastric and duodenal ulcers. To protect your liver, alcohol should be clearly avoided when taking painkillers and painkillers!

Dr. Budai Marianna PhD
specialist pharmacist

The article will appear in the July issue of Patika Magazine. Search pharmacies!


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