Medicines that do not mix well with alcohol, see the risks
The medicines in conjunction with the alcohol have consequences, according to specialists of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS). Experts from Sydney, Australia, specifically list what happens when you take alcoholic drinks being in certain treatments and drugs.
What medications do not mix well with alcohol?
In accordance with nial wheate Y Jessica Paceassociate professors at the School of Pharmacy in Sydney, Australia, both consulted by the specialized media The Conversationthe effects that alcohol can have in conjunction with a medicineThey depend on the substance being consumed.
1. Those that cause drowsiness, coma and death
Specialists warn that mixing alcoholic drinks with medicines what depress the central nervous system can have additive effects drowsinessslowing breathing and heart rate, and in extreme cases, causing commas and until the death.
- What are these medications? Those for depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, pain, sleep disorders, allergies, and colds and flu.
2. Medications whose effects are enhanced by alcohol
On the other hand, consume alcohol with another kind of remedies could further enhance its effects. Some sleeping pills they should not be taken with these drinks. Side effects include strange behavior while sleeping, such as sleep eating, sleep driving or sleep walking, “which are more likely with alcohol,” say specialists.
3. Medications that, mixed with alcohol, raise blood pressure
According to nial wheate Y Jessica PaceThere are others medicines that only interact with certain types of alcoholie some types of boutique and craft beers, beers with visible sediment, Belgian, Korean, European and African beers, and house beers and wines.
Are drinks contain high levels of tyraminea natural substance that is broken down by the body and normally does not cause any harm, but when in contact with drugs that inhibit the monoamine oxidasecan cause blood pressure to rise to dangerous levels.
- What are these medications? Those for depression, such as phenelzine, tranylcypromine, and moclobemide, the antibiotic linezolid, the Parkinson’s drug selegiline, and the cancer drug procarbazine.
4. Those who leave effects even after stopping drinking
Finally, experts from the Sydney School of Pharmacy list the existence of medicines that interact because they affect the way your body breaks down alcohol.
“If you drink alcohol while using these medicines, you may feel nauseated, vomit, flushing of the face and neck, shortness of breath or dizziness, your heart may beat faster than normal, or your blood pressure may drop.”
nial wheate Y Jessica PaceAssociate Professors at the Sydney School of Pharmacy, Australia
The particularity in these cases is that the effects can appear when the patient has already stopped taking the medication and begins to consume alcohol. In the case of metrodinazole these drinks should be avoided 24 hours after stopping treatment to avoid skin conditions such as severe psoriasis and to prevent skin cancer in people who have had an organ transplant.
- The acitretin it is changed to etretinate, before it is eliminated from your body. Alcohol increases the amount of etretinate in your body. This substance can cause birth defects. To avoid this, if you are a woman of childbearing age, you should avoid alcohol while using the drug for two months after you stop taking it.
What happens in your body when you mix drugs and alcohol?
After taking a medicine, travels to the stomach. From there, the body transports it to the liver, where the drug is metabolized and broken down before it enters the bloodstream. Each drug you take is given in a dose that takes into account the metabolism that occurs in the liver.
when drinking alcohol, it is also broken down in the liver and can affect how much medicine is metabolized. Some remedies are more metabolized, which may mean not enough of them make it into the bloodstream to be effective. Others are metabolized less and you get a much higher dose than intended, which could lead to an overdose.
- The effects of alcohol can act in addition to the similar effects of a medication, according to experts.
Whether or not it will have an interaction, and what interaction it has, depends on many factors. These include the medicine you are taking, the dose, the amount of alcohol what you drink, your age, genes, gender and overall health. Women, older people, and people with liver problems are more likely to have an interaction with the alcohol.