What are you mixing?
Mixing alcohol with pain killers, sleeping pills and many other medications can be dangerous.
So dangerous that every year over 250,000 Australians end up in hospital from medication related issues and one Australian dies every five hours from unintentional overdose.
Alcohol is a drug, and for some medicines, alcohol not only reduces the effectiveness of the medicine, putting you at risk, but it can also cause dangerous and even deadly outcomes.
The only people who should be mixing medicines are pharmacists.
If you take pain or sleep medication, talk to your local pharmacist.
In an emergency:
If you are having a worrying reaction to a medicine and you feel like you are in danger, call Triple 000.
When you are unsure about your medications:
Talk to your pharmacist today to understand your medications and know the risks.
You can find your local pharmacist here: https://findapharmacy.com.au/
or Chemist Warehouse pharmacist here: https://www.chemistwarehouse.com.au/aboutus/store-locator
Learn to be medicine wise here: https://www.nps.org.au/bemedicinewise
Watch this engaging safety video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91eBglU7UHM
Return unwanted medicines: https://returnmed.com.au/ or by visiting your local pharmacist.
Where you are concerned about yourself or a loved one forming a dependency on a particular medication, speak to your GP or pharmacist, or contact the Alcohol and Drug Information Service 24-Hour Line on 1800 811 994.