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#96010 - Sat Mar 11 2000 07:16 PM Useful Fact: Alcohol in Medicine
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ALCOHOL IN MEDICINE

The alcohol is not actually put in the medicines to knock you out, that is simply a side effect that many nighttime cough syrups enjoy. The alcohol is there because it is the safest solvent for drugs that do not mix well with water.

This is why pharmacists will recommend a tablet or lozenge for someone who does not want to drink alcohol. Alcoholics will be disappointed to find out that most cough syrup contains only 1 milliliter of pure alcohol per teaspoon as compared with the 15 milliliters found in a shot of bourbon.


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#96011 - Sat Mar 11 2000 11:29 PM Re: Useful Fact: Alcohol in Medicine
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Pass the bourbon
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#96012 - Sun Mar 12 2000 10:24 AM Re: Useful Fact: Alcohol in Medicine
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Pass the Scotch

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#96013 - Mon Mar 13 2000 02:53 PM Re: Useful Fact: Alcohol in Medicine
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Pass the jellie.

(Y'all have that commercial, don't you?!)

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#96014 - Mon Mar 13 2000 02:59 PM Re: Useful Fact: Alcohol in Medicine
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Yeah, and then the proper lady faints. tee hee

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