When you take prescription meds, you have to be careful about what you’re eating and drinking, as well as what supplements and other medications you’re taking. That’s because certain meds interact in a negative way, which can lead to health consequences and even death. Anytime your doctor prescribes a new medication, make sure you ask him about what you can and can’t take with the med. It’s also a good idea to keep the information that comes with the pills on hand in case you need to refer to them. In general, these are things you should avoid.
1. Pain Pills and Booze Don’t Mix
You’ve probably heard that this combination is a big time no-no. When you’re on pain pills, it’s a good idea to avoid drinking cocktails or limit yourself to just one. Pain pills and alcohol work in similar ways inside your brain, so mixing them can make you extremely drowsy. This can be life threatening if you plan to drive and can be pretty inconvenient if you have kids to care for, a job to go to or schoolwork to finish up.