This version of DrugCocktails.ca was created for professionals to provide them with
detailed information on the effects of mixing prescription medications with substances
of abuse like cigarettes, alcohol and street drugs, to help support the youth they
work with make safe choices.
After creating an account, professionals log into the site with their email address/username
and password. Click/tap the search
glass) to search our database
by the generic (chemical) name or brand (market) name of a prescription medication,
to see the warning information youth see, in addition to the medical details of
the interaction, mechanism of interaction and clinical significance (if known).
You can print this information for your reference, or print a copy for youth you
are working with. Reference information is provided, and in most cases, links directly
to the literature abstract in the PubMed database.
You can also click/tap the info
(the big letter i) to view the general
health effects and risks of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or other street drugs.
means this cocktail could cause you SERIOUS HARM.
means there is risk with taking any substance into your body - THINK FIRST!
means 'unknown dangers'. No information was found about this cocktail, but it may
still be dangerous.
A Clinical Pharmacist, Youth Health Nurse and their energetic students searched
all the available drug and medical resources to find the most current information
on drug interactions between substances of abuse and prescription drugs commonly
used by youth.
In many cases, no one has studied interactions between prescription medications
with other substances. One of the most common messages is that “no one is certain
how a person will react to medications mixed with other substances such as alcohol,
tobacco, marijuana or other street drugs” – in a lot of cases, we just do not know
what can happen.