In some cases, alcohol interactions may decrease the effectiveness of medications or render them useless. In other cases, alcohol interactions may make drugs harmful or even toxic to the body.
Even in small amounts, alcohol also may intensify medication side effects such as sleepiness, drowsiness, and light-headedness, which may interfere with your concentration and ability to operate machinery or drive a vehicle, and lead to serious or even fatal accidents.
Because alcohol can adversely interact with hundreds of commonly used medications, it's important to observe warning labels and ask your doctor or pharmacist if it's safe to use alcohol with the medications and herbal remedies that you take.
Dangerous interactions often occur when multiple medications are combined with one another. Certain foods and supplements can also enhance the effects of certain medications in a harmful way. These are innocent accidents that can easily be avoided.
With the BACKLASH MEDICATION TRACKER you can create a profile that allows you to store your current prescriptions and other medical information. Once your information is entered, a list of items to aviod can be accessed, along with the ability to search and learn more about different medications.