Actress Jamie Lee Curtis called emergency services in a panic on Tuesday night (25Feb14) following a friend's bad reaction to a prescription drug, according to a U.S. report.

The unidentified pal had fallen ill after allegedly drinking alcohol shortly after taking the medication, and the A Fish Called Wanda star decided to drive her to a hospital to seek help from doctors.

However, the situation took a turn for the worse when the woman passed out in the backseat of Curtis' car and the actress promptly called for an ambulance, reports

Paramedics arrived on the scene in Venice, California and transported the female to a nearby medical centre, where she was treated and subsequently released.