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How do medications affect ethanol poisoning?

Combining medications with alcohol is associated with higher mortality rates than taking the substances alone. People taking medication for certain health concerns such as heart, liver, kidney, stomach, or diabetic issues may be more sensitive to the effects of alcohol. In addition, adding other sedating medications such as benzodiazepines (pills often given for anxiety), narcotics (pain medications) or other medications with a sedating effect can multiple the effect of alcohol and make someone significantly at higher risk of dangerous intoxication and combination overdose.

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How does ethanol poisoning affect the body?
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Alcohol has almost immediate effects because it is absorbed in the bloodstream more quickly than it ...
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Will a person with ethanol poisoning recover?
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Ethanol poisoning can be life threatening. However, if a person survives the first 24 hours, they wi...
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What is ethanol poisoning?
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Ethanol poisoning is also known as alcohol poisoning. It is caused by excessive alcohol consumption....
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Is ethanol poisoning serious?
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Ethanol poisoning can be very serious. Alcohol impairs the nervous system and reflexes, including th...
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