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[irishhealth.com] 'Don't mix alcohol and meds'. (19 Dec 2012)

External website: http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=21472

Members of the public are being reminded of the dangers of consuming alcohol while taking medicines or herbal remedies.

According to the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), people may be consuming more alcohol than usual at the moment, as it is the Christmas party season. However, this time of year is also synonymous with coughs, colds and flu and mixing medicines with alcohol can be dangerous.

According to John Gleeson of the IPU, mixing can cause nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, fainting or loss of co-ordination, resulting in, among other things, falls and other injuries.


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