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Dangers of Improper Prescription Drug Use

Prescription painkillers can cause nausea and vomiting.

Mixing anti-anxiety or sleep disorder drugs with other drugs, particularly alcohol, can slow breathing and heart rate, and possibly lead to death.

Abusing stimulants while taking a cold medicine with decongestants can cause dangerous increases in blood pressure and irregular heart rhythms.



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