Interactions between alcohol and drugs

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Abstract

Summary

Alcohol is widely consumed. Its pharmacology is important. Interactions with prescription drugs can: enhance the absorption of ethanol (e.g. erythromycin). Inhibition of aldehyde dehydrogenase increases the concentration of aldehyde (e.g. disulfiram); and pharmacodynamic interactions are common, especially with psychotropic drugs (e.g. diazepam).

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