Medicines That Increase the Chance for a Heat-Related Illness
Many medicines change your body's ability to stay
Some blood pressure medicines.
Some sedative medicines.
Alcohol and illegal drugs, such as methamphetamines,
amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, PCP (phencyclidine hydrochloride), and LSD
(lysergic acid diethylamide), also affect your ability to sense dehydration or
heat-related symptoms. These substances also reduce your judgment about whether
treatment is needed for a heat-related illness.
Primary Medical Reviewer
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
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