Health Tip: Don't Mix Alcohol and Drugs11/05/10
(HealthDay News) -- It's never a good idea to drink alcohol
while you're taking a medication, but there are certain
over-the-counter drugs that can be particularly dangerous when
taken with alcohol.
The American Academy of Family Physicians says these OTC
medications should never be taken with alcohol:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as
ibuprofen, aspirin or naproxen.
- Acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol).
- Antihistamines that tend to cause drowsiness.
- Medications to manage cough and congestion that contain
- Herbs, notably supplements that contain valerian root, kava
kava or St. John's wort.
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