In addition, medicines for certain disorders, including diabetes and heart disease, can be dangerous if used with alcohol. If you are taking any over-the-counter or prescription medications, ask your doctor or pharmacist whether you can safely drink alcohol. (See also Alcohol Alert No. 27: Alcohol-Medication Interactions.)
Before you take any medication, if you drink alcohol, check this list of more than 9,000 prescription and over-the-counter medications for possible reactions and side effects, if you drink alcohol.
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