Health Tip: Watch Your Alcohol Consumption
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Drinking alcohol may be unsafe for some people, because it can interact with some medications.

The Cleveland Clinic mentions these examples:


Aspirin and alcohol may increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
Antihistamines may make you very drowsy when combined with alcohol.


Large amounts of the painkiller acetaminophen can cause liver damage when combined with alcohol.
Some laxatives and cough syrups already contain alcohol.
Some antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, painkillers and sleeping pills may cause serious interactions when combined with alcohol.

-- Diana Kohnle