Why is it a bad idea to mix alcohol with pain medications?

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Several people are drinking alcohol these days, to get relief from pain and cough. They may not be aware of their potential risk factors and complications that lead you to several health conditions. To get more information about medications, you need to read this article.

There are several medicines that contain alcohol including painkillers, allergy medications, cough, cold, and several other medications. Almost 10% of medications contain alcohol, which makes you sleepy to give you relief from discomfort. Cough syrup and laxatives, also contain little amounts of alcohol, that’s why you people feel sleepy after taking them.

Some people still drink alcohol for pain relief, because it has the ability to affect your central nervous system and heart too. But daily consumption of alcohol may lead you to addiction, and you may need to go to the de addiction centre. You can also get help from a psychiatrist to treat your condition. He will also help you in de-addiction after knowing your consumption.

As we stated above, too much consumption of alcohol to get relief from pain can cause certain health problems. In this case, you will be unable to tolerate the effects of alcohol consumption.

Causing More Health Risks

Too much consumption of alcohol leads you to heart diseases, liver problems, and various types of cancer over time. Certain other medical conditions are caused due to prolonged use of alcohol. Make sure, you take it as a medicine to get relieved from pain and other conditions. If you need to go with medications that contain too much alcohol, then you need to discuss everything with a doctor first. He will tell you what amount of medication is valuable for you.

Here are certain medications that contain alcohol, and you can also read the side effects of these medications if they are used with alcohol.

Medications Side Effects 
Demerol, Darvon, Codeine Affects your central nervous system  working, also fatal in certain strengths and combination.
Anacin, Bufferin, Alka-Seltzer, Aspirin, and Excedrin You may suffer from bleeding in the stomach and intestines. It also results in irritation in the stomach.
Librium and Valium Leads you unconsciousness, decreases alertness, and impairs judgment. Generally fatal combination.
Sominex, Sleep-Ese Results in depression, and you urge to drink too much alcohol all the time. Also increases your drug’s potency, and depressing your central nervous system.
Nembutal, Dalmane, and Seconal You never try to combine it with alcohol.
Nyquil, Dristan, and Coricidin. It leads you to loss of alertness.
Tolinase, Orinase, and Insulin Severe and unpredictable reactions. To reduce the risk of these problems, you never mix or combine it with alcohol.
Fulvicin, Tetracycline, and Seromycin. If you combine these medications with alcohol, it can leads you to nausea and vomiting. No matter, what type of medicine you are taking to get rid of these conditions, it makes medication less effective.
High Blood pressure medications It leads you to dangerously low levels of blood pressure and Increases potency.
Anticoagulants The consumption of these medications lead you to potentially life-threatening bleeding.

So, make sure you do not mix these medications with alcohol because it has life-threatening effects. In case, you need to take the above-mentioned medications, then you need to talk to the doctor first to reduce the risk of problems.