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my father has a medication but i ws wondering if those medecines can have some side effect if he has some alcohol in his body. He takes all his medication in the morning but he drinks a bit of alcohol in the evening

Atenolol 50 mg --> per day
Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg --> per day
Novasen 325 mg --> per day

i would like to know if, while having medecines, taking a bit of alcohol can harm yourself thank you
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Define "bit" ...

Atenolol is a beta-blocker.  Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) is a diuretic.  Novasen is asprin.

None of these medicines should should cause a problem for for most people who drink less than 1-2 drinks per day.  HCTZ can be associated with hyponatremia (low blood sodium) in persons who drink "too much", where "too much" varies person to person.

Aspirin and alcohol are both associated with the development of peptic ulcers.  So certainly the combination can increase the risk of ulcer development.

Hope that helps.
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ok thank you very much

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