Friday, July 27, 2012
Alcohol can triple original dose of medicine
Always avoid alcohol while taking certain medicines because it actually triples the original dose, warn researchers. Lab experiments have demonstrated how alcohol made several drugs up to three times more available to the body, effectively tripling the original dose, said Christel Bergstrom, associate professor of pharmacology at Monash University, who led the study. Bergstrom and colleagues explain that beverage alcohol, or ethanol, can cause an increase in the amount of non-prescription and prescription drugs that are "available" to the body after taking a specific dose, the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics reports.
posted by SCIENCE NEWS at 5:15 AM