FRANK A. SEIXAS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Alcohol interacts with a surprising number of commonly used drugs: antibiotics, anticoagulants, antihistamines, digitalis, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, nitroglycerine, diuretics, heavy metals, insulin, iron, puromycin C, and many others. It also interacts specifically with sedatives, opiates, phenothiazines, antidepressants, and other psychoactive drugs. This review calls attention to these interactions and what we know of their mechanisms. The physician is cautioned about the use of alcohol by his patients taking other medications and about the frequent difficulty of ascertaining the extent of the patient's alcohol ingestion.
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SEIXAS FA. Drug Spotlight Program: Alcohol and Its Drug Interactions. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:86-92. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-1-86
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(1):86-92.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism, Tobacco, Alcohol, and Other Substance Abuse.
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