Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Risk factors for alcohol intolerance or other reactions to alcoholic beverages include:
- Being of Asian descent. Some people of Asian descent have flushing and other intolerance symptoms after drinking alcohol.
- Having an allergy to grains or to another food.
- Having Hodgkin lymphoma.
- Taking certain antibiotic or antifungal medications.
- Taking disulfiram (Antabuse) for alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence. When you drink, disulfiram can cause reactions that include flushing, racing heartbeat, nausea and vomiting.
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