Drugs and alcohol can be a dangerous cocktail. At worst, combined use leads to central nervous system or respiratory depression. A common mistake when using alcohol and medicines together is forgetting to take the medicine or taking too much of it, when you don’t remember if you already took it. Alcohol can also make the disease worse and make it more difficult to treat. The most dangerous risk of joint use is excessive sedation, because alcohol and certain drugs depress the central nervous system.
As a result of the combined use of alcohol and medicines, many people die in every year. There are no statistics available on how many people die as a result of joint use. The cause of death is either alcohol or drug poisoning based on the most significant substance. In fact, many of the poisonings are caused by several factors. However, have a lack of knowledge about how joint use affects chronic diseases. For example, diabetes, medication and alcohol are a challenging combination.
The world’s most used diabetes drug is metformin. The co-administration of heavy drinking and metformin can result in lactic acidosis. It is a life-threatening condition. Diabetes medications are different, so drinking alcohol can cause many types of harm. That’s why every diabetic needs to find out if he can drink alcohol and, if so, how much. Alcohol alone, even without the side effects of medication, disturbs the sugar balance. Alcohol can have different effects on the disease and its medication, depending on whether alcohol is used chronically or temporarily. It was often caused by alcohol. These patients were usually such that I could not even suspect this cause at first. That’s why you have to dare to ask about alcohol use, even if it doesn’t come to mind as the first explanatory factor.
Chronic use may affect the effectiveness of the medication. Single hops, on the other hand, may enhance the effect of some medicines. For example, there are risks in the consumption of alcohol by a blood pressure patient. If you use alcohol chronically, it raises your blood pressure. Then the effectiveness of the drug treatment is not enough, even if you take the drugs regularly. A heavy single hop, on the other hand, can drop blood pressure dangerously low. It is important that nurses are aware of the effects of the combined use of drugs and alcohol. Alcohol may be behind the strange symptoms and laboratory results. Therefore, you must actively ask about alcohol use, even if it seems that alcohol is not a problem for the client or patient.