What are the risks of mixing my medication with alcohol?

“The effects of mixing alcohol and medicines – prescribed or from the chemist – can be unpredictable. Potential side-effects at any age include drowsiness, dizziness and breathing difficulties, but the risks are even more pronounced for people as they get older, as they are more likely than most to be taking multiple medications. Also the ageing process can affect the way our bodies break down both drugs and alcohol.

Dr. Julia Lewis, a Consultant Psychiatrist from Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in Wales gives a summary of key medications you may be prescribed and how these can interact with medication.”

Find more from Drink Wise Age Well (UK, 2019)

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