(HealthDay News) -- If you're on any medication -- even
over-the-counter cold medicine -- you should avoid drinking
alcohol. The combination of alcohol and medication can be deadly,
the National Institute on Aging warns.
The agency cites these potential complications of combining
alcohol and medication:
You may have an increased risk of stomach bleeding if you drink
alcohol while taking aspirin.
Mixing alcohol with cough or cold medication can make you very
It can be very dangerous to drink alcohol while taking
medications to treat depression, anxiety, pain or insomnia.
Combining alcohol with medications that contain acetaminophen
can cause liver damage.
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