Heat, Drugs And Alcohol
There are many types of medication that may increase risk of heat-related illness. Common types are:
- Psychiatric drugs
- Antiparkinson drugs
- Over-the-counter sleeping pills
- Anti-diarrhea pills
- Some diuretics
If you are taking any medication regularly, ask your
doctor or pharmacist if you need to be extra careful
during hot weather.
Alcohol, cola and coffee promote dehydration. Reduce your intake during hot weather.