Did you know mixing medications and extreme heat can be dangerous?
There are certain medications that place you at a greater risk for heatstroke and other heat-related conditions. Doctors say certain medications can affect your body's ability to stay hydrated and respond to heat.
â??There are a lot of medications commonly prescribed that can be used, and increase your risk of having heat stroke and heat exhaustion,â?? said Dr. Westly Ryle, M.D. at A.T. Still University. â??Of the most common one are the antidepressants, some diuretic medications that are commonly used for blood pressure. And then even common things like antihistamines, for example Benadryl that you might get over the counter will actually make you more likely to have a heat injury.â??
To avoid heat-related reactions to your medications, it's suggested that you take your pills at night, drink plenty of water or juice, and avoid being outside during the hottest hours of the day.