Should I have some wine with my Xanax?

We should all be aware of medication side effects and interactions.  It’s important to know what we should or should not take with our prescribed medications or even many over the counter medications.  Some medications have shown to have lower efficacy or dangerous side effects when mixed with certain foods or beverages.  The one beverage that has the most potential to create dangerous situations with many medications is alcohol.

This list from Simplemost is a good quick reference for many interactions.  I would go a step further and recommend speaking with your pharmacist about specific counter-indications for the medications you are currently taking.  Don’t forget to mention any over the counter medications and/or supplements you may be taking as well when speaking with your pharmacist.

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