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Alcohol Effects on Senior’s pills

Senior’s Pills are effect by Alcohol

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Senior’s pills are effect by alcoholic beverages.

 Seniors are more sensitive to alcohol’s effects. Senior’s metabolism breaks down alcohol slower than young people.   Alcohol stays in Senior’s system much longer.  Senior drink less water and the decrease in fluids, seniors have a higher blood alcohol content than younger people after drinking the same amount.  Aging also lowers the body’s tolerance for alcohol.   Seniors often develop a drinking problem even though their drinking has not increased.

Drinking Alcohol  Worsens Health Problems

Drinking too much alcohol increases the risk of developing other diseases such as:

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Senior’s pills

Senior’s Pills and Alcohol Don’t Mix

Check with your doctor or Pharmacist to see if it is OK to drink when taking Seniors pills.  Some types of medication are not effected by alcohol.  There are other medications that can become impotent or even harmful if taken with alcohol.

  • Aspirin  can cause bleeding in the stomach.
  • Acetaminophen(Tylenol) has chances of liver damage.
  • Antihistamines (cold Medicine) causes drowsiness which is made worse
  • Senior’s (sleep aids)Pills.
  • Senior’s (Blood Pressure) pills

The tolerance of the seniors bodies are not what they use to be.  Age makes the likely hood of these problems greater.  Drinking now may give you scleroses of the liver.  Cold medication that had no impact may now make it so you can’t drive.  Be very careful as your tolerances change.

Senior's pills
Senior’s pills

One drink equals:

  • One 12-ounce can or bottle of regular beer, ale, or wine cooler
  • One 8- or 9-ounce can or bottle of malt liquor
  • One 5-ounce glass of red or white wine
  • One 1.5-ounce shot glass of hard liquor

The type of alcohol will not change the impact on senior’s pills and the negative consequences.

Senior’s pills are no laughing matter

Medications stay in the body for a long time. So if you drink alcohol hours after taking a pill it may still be a problem.  Be sure to read pill bottle labels and follow their directions.  If the pills warn you not to drink alcohol when taking the medicine, DON’T.   Get advise from you doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider whether it’s okay to drink alcohol while taking a certain medicine.

To sum up, SENIOR’S PILLS taken when drinking in moderation is not Bad.  For more Information , visit MedQ Smart Pill Box blog.

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