Does Alcohol Have Any Affect on My Medications?

Does it matter if I take my medicine with alcohol?

Yes. Alcohol can affect the way your medications works. The way your medicine works can change when:

  • you swallow your medicine with alcohol
  • you drink alcohol after you have taken your medicine
  • you take your medicine after you've had alcohol to drink

Alcohol can also add to the side effects caused by medicines. You should talk to your doctor about any alcohol you use or plan to use.