Alcohol and Over the Counter Drugs

Many people are careful to consume alcoholic beverages responsibly and are aware of their limits when it comes to drinking and operating a motor vehicle. Unfortunately, over the counter drugs and other medicines can sometimes have unexpected effects when taken in conjunction with alcoholic beverages.

The combination of over-the-counter medication and alcohol can severely affect a person ‘s ability to operate a car or other motor vehicle. If stopped by an officer of the law, the individual may face DWI/DUI charges for operating the vehicle under the influence. If you or someone you love is facing DWI or DUI charges, consult Dallas DUI lawyer Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007.

Over the Counter Drugs and Alcohol

Individuals should not consume alcohol while taking the following over-the-counter drugs:

  • Pain relievers
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Antihistamines
  • Cough suppressants
  • Certain allergy medicines
  • Decongestants

Many common over the counter medications include warnings regarding alcohol consumption and the drug. Effects may vary from person to person and some individuals may experience more intense symptoms than others. If you are unsure of what effect a drug will have on you, it is important to consult an experienced medical professional with any questions you may have. It is wise for individuals taking medication of any kind to avoid the consumption of alcohol, but if you do decide to drink, make sure to have a designated driver take you home.

Contact Us

If you stand accused of driving under the influence while on over-the-counter medication, contact Dallas DUI attorney Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 to discuss your defense.


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