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Some individuals suffering from chronic pain are reported to not find relief when using non-opioid pain relievers. In part, this can be because they need long-term and daily round-the-clock treatment to alleviate their pain. When this occurs, another drug called Embeda is sometimes prescribed.

Embeda is a narcotic drug made by combining both morphine sulfate and naltrexone hydrochloride. It is a time-release medication, delivered via capsule form. Pfizer, the manufacturer of the drug, warns that Embeda needs to be taken as prescribed to avoid serious, life-threatening conditions. If the form of ingestion is tampered with (by chewing, dissolving, or crushing), the user may find a reduction in the analgesic effect of the morphine component. However, there are two further, and more dangerous concerns with improper ingestion: overdose or respiratory failure can occur based on the morphine in the drug; there can be a sudden onset of withdrawal symptoms stemming from the naltrexone component.

There is high potential for patients to become addicted to Embeda, since it is an opioid-based narcotic . Prolonged use can lead the individual’s body to physically develop a tolerance for the prescribed dose, making it less effective over time. This can lead the person to seek out more of the medication, sometimes taking a higher dose than prescribed or taking it more frequently. Self-management of Embeda dosing is highly dangerous and can lead to an addiction. Plus, withdrawing from Embeda can be complex due to the morphine and naltrexone combination.  Professional treatment is suggested as the best option for somebody who is seeking to stop using Embeda.

If you or somebody you know has become reliant on using Embeda, you may have questions about what can be done. To learn more, contact a representative at The Recovery Village to learn about treatment options for recovery.


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Embeda OverdoseEmbeda is a combination drug that contains a unique formulation of morphine and naltrexone. Morphine is a powerful opioid pain medication, intended to be reserved for the treatment of severe pain.
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