Alcohol often has harmful interactions with prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and even some herbal remedies.
Alcohol interactions with medications may cause problems such as:
Nausea and vomiting
Changes in blood pressure
Loss of coordination
Mixing alcohol and medications also may increase the risk of complications such as:
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.