Don’t mix alcohol and medicines

It’s Christmas Eve and the temptation is to have a few beers or a glass of wine to celebrate the festive season. All that is fine, as long as you are not on any medicines – over the counter or prescribed.

Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the risks of mixing medicines and alcohol and the fact that mixing alcohol with certain medications can be harmful and occasionally even dangerous.

To read more of our weekly health column, pick up a copy of FeelGood health supplement in the Irish Examiner on Dec 24.

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