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Cocaine and alcohol a ‘deadly combination’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Mixing cocaine and alcohol together creates a “deadly combination” which can increase violent and impulsive behaviour, doctors are warning. At least 13 “self-inflicted” deaths happened in a year in England among people who took the two substances, the Victoria Derbyshire programme found. Many, including two contestants on Love […]

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Antibiotics and Alcohol

What are the effects of drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics? Answer From James M. Steckelberg, M.D. Antibiotics and alcohol can cause similar side effects, such as stomach upset, dizziness, and drowsiness. Combining antibiotics and alcohol can increase these side effects. A few antibiotics—such as metronidazole (Flagyl), tinidazole (Tindamax), and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra)—should not be mixed […]