Avoid certain drinks when taking medications

People do the incredible when it comes to taking their medications. For instance, some people take their drugs with soft drinks or sports drinks; while some individuals use alcoholic beverages to swallow their drugs!
Yet, on its own, alcohol causes the blood vessels to dilate, resulting in blood flow to the surface of the skin where nerve endings respond to changes in temperature.
According to General Practitioner, Dr. Grace Asiedu, by the time a patient combines alcohol with any medication whatsoever, it becomes a double whammy.
“This is because such a combination can result in drug overdose or allergy; and it can lead to the swelling of the face, tongue, lips, throat, etc.
“When such a situation happens, the victim’s dilated blood vessels would only have served as ‘fuel’ for the nerve endings, resulting in edema (swelling).
Possible liver damage

Pharmacist/owner, Victoria Medical Pharmacy, Ontario, Canada, Mr. Jay Asindi, states that when a painkiller such as Paracetamol and alcohol are taken together, both of them will be competing for the same enzyme in the liver. The alcohol will therefore cause the Paracetamol to act like poison to the liver, causing liver damage.

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