Scientists from the University ofMonash,Australiain laboratory studies have found that intake of alcohol with certain medicines enhances their effect by at least three times. In particular, as reported in the media, it has been experimentally proven that the mixing of beverage ethanol or ethanol with many drugs makes them much stronger.
Among the medicines which become more available to the body when taken with alcohol include many prescription drugs. The examples the study has cited include anticoagulant warfarin, tamoxifen, used to treat some forms of cancer, and naproxen, a pain killer and anti-inflammatory molecule.
Christel Bergstrom, associate professor of pharmacology, the lead author of study explains that the concentration of active molecules increases due to the influence of alcohol on enzymes produced by the human body.
Also, the study authors point out that under the influence of alcohol many drugs get dissolved more quickly.
However, it must be noted that the overdose or intake of strong drugs can not only lead to intoxication, but it can also be fatal.
In recent days, we heard about a possible overdose of painkillers may have killed Sylvester Stallone’s son Sage. Moreover, the official cause of death of the popular singer Whitney Houston has been established as cocktail of alcohol and drugs.
So, it is advised that the study must not be taken as a basis for taking your medicine with alcohol.
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