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Medicine and Alcohol

That New Year's cocktail may take a toll on your health if you mix it with the wrong medicine. Here are some reminders from the American Pharmaceutical Association.

-Mixing alcohol with pain relievers like aspirin or ibuprofen can increase the risk of stomach bleeding. -Taking more than the recommended dose of acetaminophen with large quantities of alcohol has been associated with the risk of liver damage. -Combining antihistamines with alcohol can make you drowsy. -Alcohol can make some medicines ineffective and can cause headaches, even heart problems.

To find out if you can safely mix your medicine with alcohol, click on www.healthsquare.com/drugmain.htm

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