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Is it okay to mix over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers with alcohol?

Over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers and fever reducers can cause health problems if mixed with alcohol. Taken with three or more alcoholic drinks a day, OTC painkillers can increase the risk for liver damage or stomach bleeding.

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