Concomitant use of anthistamines with alcohol may potentiate the sedative effect of dexchlorpheniramine, an ingredient in the medicine. The action of oral anticoagulants may be inhibited by antihistamines.

Could someone please explain to me what the above means, especially the underlined words?

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Concomitant = accompanying (con = latin for together)

Potentiate = to make active

Anticoagulants = drugs that prevent blood from clotting.

inhibited = stopped

Mixing antihistamines with alcohol can cause sleepyness. Antihistamines can reduce the effectiveness of anticoagulant pills.

'Potentiate' as a verb must be 'doctor talk'. I wouldn't recommend the use of this outside of medical contexts.Emotion: smile

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