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Although you may not realize it, there are all manner of harmful interactions with your medications that you probably don’t know about. There are many different kinds of medications, and each one has its own particular set of toxicities. Some medications may interact with alcohol or medications you’re taking for another condition. Here’s a look at some of the most common combinations. Many people get medication for depression every day. Some use it to help relieve themselves of the symptoms of depression; others take it for anxiety, bipolar disorder, or general stress. When mixed with alcohol, many people find that they experience more severe side effects from the medication than they would if they didn’t have alcohol to drink with it. That’s because the combination of alcohol and the medication may interfere with the actions of the medication. If you’re taking medications for anxiety or bipolar disorder, then you may want to avoid taking any alcohol at all before taking these drugs.

Other medications you may be taking for a different condition could interact with yours. Some anti-anxiety medications will counteract the effects of certain anti-depressants. Medications for high blood pressure may interact with a blood thinner. Make sure your doctor is aware of any medications you are currently taking and how they may interact with each other. Not all combination medications will cause you harmful interactions; in fact, many of them are safe when mixed properly. Always talk with your doctor and do your research before taking any new medications. Don’t rely on online information; consult with a professional first so you don’t make an extremely dangerous decision. You should also be aware that if you have other health conditions or illnesses you’re treating, then you need to watch out as well. Any prescription medication you receive will likely have its own sets of instructions for mixing and combining with other medications. Make sure that you keep your medications in the bottles they came in to ensure they are properly mixed. Also, keep track of your prescriptions; many websites have instructions listed on their sites about how to mix medications. This will save you time and avoid mixing medications incorrectly. If you have any questions or concern about mixing your medications or you think you may be having some harmful interactions, talk to your doctor immediately. He or she can help you decide which ones are okay to take and which ones aren’t. You may need to take more than one type of medication at a time so it’s important to keep tabs on them all. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact your doctor or pharmacist. They will be able to assist you with any questions you have about mixing your medications and any harmful interactions they may have to offer.

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