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Drinking While Taking Opioids Can Hamper Breathing, Especially Among Seniors

A new study warns that drinking alcohol while taking opioids can trigger a dangerous respiratory problem, particularly in seniors. Respiratory depression, a potential side effect of opioid pain medications, was found to be exacerbated by alcohol, especially in older people. The study hopes to increase awareness of the dangers of simultaneous opioid and alcohol use, and the greater increased risk elderly people face. Read more here.

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