Interaction of Ethanol with Other Drugs

  • Richard A. Deitrich
  • Dennis R. Petersen


The interactions between alcohol and other drugs can be categorized into (1) pharmacological interactions, where ethanol and the second drug act on the same biochemical system; (2) physiological interactions, where ethanol and a second drug act on different systems; and (3) metabolic interactions, where the interaction takes place at the level of metabolism of ethanol or the second drug. Of course, more than one mechanism may be operative for any given drug-ethanol combination.


Chloral Hydrate Aldehyde Dehydrogenase Biochemical Pharmacology Metabolic Interaction Delirium Tremens 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard A. Deitrich
    • 1
  • Dennis R. Petersen
    • 2
  1. 1.Alcohol Research Center, Department of PharmacologyUniversity of Colorado Medical CenterDenverUSA
  2. 2.Alcohol Research Center, School of PharmacyUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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