The Dangers of Mixing Alcohol And Embeda: Side Effects, Interactions & Risks
Despite the protection put in place by the inclusion of the sequestered naltrexone, there is still a misuse potential with this drug. Before someone is prescribed Embeda, their doctor should go over their history of substance misuse and look at potential risk factors that could make them more likely to become addicted to the drug. When someone uses an opioid drug like morphine, it can trigger a reward and reinforcement response that creates a powerful addiction.
Embeda’s manufacturers warn individuals of the risk of what’s described as serious, life-threatening or deadly respiratory depression that can occur with Embeda. This risk is amplified when the drug is mixed with any other central nervous system depressant. Embeda is a CNS depressant, and alcohol is as well. When two CNS depressants are taken together, the slowdown of the respiratory system can become so profound that a person suffers brain damage, goes into a coma or dies. Alcohol also affects how Embeda is metabolized, and it can increase the concentrations of the drug in the bloodstream of the patient. All of these risks are more likely when someone misuses Embeda by crushing or breaking the capsule and releasing all of the morphine into their system at one time.
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