Monthly Archives: November 2013

Alcohol, the body and prescribed medicines

This a brief account of the way in which alcohol affects commonly prescribed medicines. Please note that these are medicines more commonly prescribed in the UK. There may be more that I have not listed that may be more commonly

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Potentially harmful interactions between prescribed medicines and alcohol

A sample of 2100 people aged 65 and over in Finland. Older people were classified as  “ At-risk alcohol users ” were defined as consuming more than 10 UK units per week, more than 7 UK units on a typical drinking

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Alcohol, drugs and aging- an information leaflet

A public information leaflet from Northern Ireland’s Health Protection Agency http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/alcoho_drugs_older_people_booklet.pdf It can also be found under the Public Information Resources tab

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Developing alcohol problems in later life-Video from US National Institute of Aging

This video shows how alcohol dependence may develop in response to a variety of life changes and can be difficult to identify http://nihseniorhealth.gov/alcoholuse/alcoholandaging/01.html You can also find it under the video resources tab

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