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Why do many prescription drugs have warnings against drinking alcoholic beverages concomitantly?
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Very good reasons
In drugs that are central nervous system depressants, alcohol can increase their effects, sometimes dramatically, and result in overdose.
With antibiotics, alcohol interferes with the body's ability to fight infection. Alcohol has many drug interactions, where it can increase or decrease the effectiveness of a particular drug, either causing more toxic effects or reducing the benefits.

In brief: Very good reasons
In drugs that are central nervous system depressants, alcohol can increase their effects, sometimes dramatically, and result in overdose.
With antibiotics, alcohol interferes with the body's ability to fight infection. Alcohol has many drug interactions, where it can increase or decrease the effectiveness of a particular drug, either causing more toxic effects or reducing the benefits.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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In brief: Mostly...
...Because any medicine that has a relaxing or sleepy effect can, in combination with alcohol, cause you to literally forget to breathe.

In brief: Mostly...
...Because any medicine that has a relaxing or sleepy effect can, in combination with alcohol, cause you to literally forget to breathe.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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