(HealthDay News) -- Sometimes it's easy to forget that many over-the-counter or prescription medications can cause serious interactions if taken with alcohol. If you're taking any prescription or OTC drug, check with your doctor before you have a drink.
Here is a list of medications that can cause dangerous interactions with alcohol, courtesy of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism:
- Sleeping pills.
- Antihistamines, commonly taken for allergies, colds, and congestion.
- Pain relievers.
- Anti-anxiety drugs.
- Antidepressant drugs.
- Some medications used to treat diabetes, hypertension, and heart problems.