3 powerful reasons why drugs should not be mixed with alcohol

Mexico.-The 3 powerful reasons why drugs should not be mixed with alcohol that you should know.

If you have ever wondered if you can drink alcohol while on drug treatment, you should know that the danger is real.

At SDPnoticias we list the dangerous reasons for not doing it, which can save your health.

Alcohol decreases the effect of some drugs

The mixture of alcohol with some drugs could have direct consequences on health.

According to experts, alcohol can reduce the effect or therapeutic action of the drug and even completely cancel it.

Thanks to the mixture of drugs with alcohol, these could also turn their effect into something toxic or harmful to the body.


Among the drugs that suffer from this decrease in their effect when alcohol is consumed, are:

  • Antibiotics: (Quinolones and macrolides) Drugs that fight bacterial infections
  • Warfarin: Oral Anticoagulant
Alcohol increases the effect of drugs

Mixing drugs with alcohol is contraindicated in any medical treatment, as its effects could be very serious health.

The danger is real. There are drugs that, combined with alcohol intake, increase their effect in the body:

  • Benzodiazepines: Decrease neuronal excitation with antiepileptic, anxiolytic, hypnotic and relaxing effects.
  • Antidiabetics
  • cardiovascular drugs


But make no mistake, the fact that a drug is potentiated is not synonymous with greater effectiveness.

Actually, alcohol in the blood can cause the drug cause damage to health; such as:

  • Lethargy
  • dizziness
  • Memory loss
  • internal bleeding
  • Very low sugar level
  • vomiting
  • Headache
  • Elevation of blood presure
  • Hepatic injury
Alcohol makes some drugs more toxic

Mixing drugs with alcohol can have serious and irreparable health consequences.

According to medical reports, alcohol has the ability to make some drugs more toxic and thus cause critical damage to every system of the human body.

These are some of the drugs you should be careful with:

  • Paracetamol
  • Aspirin
  • Antihistamines: Drugs that treat allergy symptoms
  • Antitussives: Drugs that calm the cough


Paracetamol, for example, is converted to a toxic sustance when mixed with alcohol in low or high intake.

Paracetamol and alcohol are metabolized in the liver; if you take them together, the organ becomes saturated and the drug must take another route to release its natural effect.

This alternate route is not capable of correctly breaking down paracetamol to achieve its effect, turning it into something toxic for health.

By Hazel Barrera


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