Tips on safe use, storage & disposal of meds for better health - 04.2021
Drinking alcohol is a safety concern when it comes to pain medicines for older adults. Check out this chart so you know about any interactions before you take your meds.
Did you know that alcohol interacts with 150+ medications? You can play a role in preventing medication errors and misuse.
Aging bodies work more slowly to clear medications and alcohol which can make seniors more sensitive to the effects of both. Learn more about aging and alcohol.
Over-the-counter medicine labels include active ingredients, purpose of the drug, medication uses and directions. It also will state warnings including whether your medication interacts adversely with alcohol.
To lower the risk of medication side effects, ask whether you can drink alcohol when using medicine. Combining alcohol with certain medicines can be dangerous.