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 day or drinking at least 4 UK units several times a week.  “ Moderate alcohol users ” were defined as consuming less than 10 units per week but at least 1.5 drinks per month. 

Over 1/3 of older people in  at risk and moderate drinking groups were taking a prescribed medication that has the potential to interact with alcohol to produce potentially harmful effects.

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