Alcohol is often fun; it's also dangerous in the wrong circumstances. Do you know which things you should steer clear of when drinking alcohol? Take this quiz to find out.
Your blood pressure may drop or you might simply stop breathing if you mix hydrocodone with alcohol.
Painkiller sales have quadrupled. These drugs are not safe to combine with alcohol, yet many users do it anyway.
It doesn't reduce their effectiveness, but in high amounts it will wreak havoc on a body that is healing.
Also known as Tylenol, acetaminophen should never be used with alcohol.
There's also a chance you'll never wake up if you combine alcohol with sleeping pills.
Frequent heavy drinking with these drugs can cause liver damage with no outward symptoms.
The liver is responsible. Alcohol competes for certain enzymes with anti-anxiety medications, slowing the rate at which your body processes both.
It doesn't react volatilely with all classes of antibiotics. This myth holds true mostly for metronidazole, tinidazole and sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim. But abstaining while you're sick is still solid advice.
You may get low blood pressure, and in extreme circumstances you might even faint.
About 42 percent of people do so. If you take medications, you should read their fine print before consuming alcoholic drinks.
Hot tubbing and drinking is a common combination, but it can overtax your body's ability to regulate internal temperature, leading to severe consequences.
About 4 percent become addicted. They are more likely to abuse alcohol, too, and together those substances are hard on the body.
If you take an MAOI, you should ditch drinking altogether.
Booze may actually amplify the psychotic problem.
Swimming and alcohol simply do not safely mix.
Twenty seven thousand people died from overdoses. In some areas the numbers of deaths from legal drug misuse or abuse is greater than those from car accidents.
It can cause low blood sugar a full day after consumption. This effect can make it harder to figure out how to manage your medications and lead to dangerous side effects.
If you're on the pill, it's a good idea to closely monitor your alcohol intake, otherwise you might get drunker than you intended.
It was more than three times as much as a Red Bull and caused terrible reactions in many consumers
Adderall can cause increased blood pressure and leaps in body temperature.
Lowering your alcohol consumption is a good idea anytime you take drugs for pain, including ibuprofen.
If you consume alcohol within that day, the two substances could interact in a bad way.
The amped-up feeling wards off drowsiness and may cause you to consume hazardous levels of booze.
Caffeinated alcoholic drinks cause three times as much intoxication as noncaffeinated drinks. You're less likely to notice you're drunk if you're full of caffeine.
The drowsy effect of both substances makes it twice as likely that you'll hurt yourself.
There isn't an effect, but the red wine (or any alcohol) may be the reason a person needs Viagra in the first place.
That means you shouldn't take any alcohol-reactive medications in that 90 minutes.
Adderall masks alcohol's effects and can lead to alcohol poisoning.
The sedatives in both substances can lead to reckless behaviors.
It increase your chance of injury by 2,000 percent. That means when you've been drinking, your bike is only marginally safer than a car.