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

URL: 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.


Item Type:News
Date:19 December 2012
Subjects:E Concepts in biomedical areas > Substance by legal status > Over the counter drug (medicine / medication)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Substance by legal status > Prescription drug (medicine / medication)
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences

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