Mixing prescription drugs and alcohol is inadvisable and potentially dangerous.
Combining prescription medications with alcohol can trigger effects beyond drowsiness and impaired coordination, though. When the two are combined, it can bring about life-threatening complications with breathing.
Combining alcohol with some illicit drugs can cause long-term organ damage, and mixing alcohol with certain prescription pills can make a person stop breathing. Even some over-the-counter supplements can cause major health problems when mixed with alcohol.
This guide outlines what happens when you mix pills and alcohol, and also explores the negative outcomes resulting from mixing alcohol with illicit drugs and OTC medications.