Fentora Mixing It with Alcohol

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Patients need to be aware of many things when they start a new medication. Some of the most important things to be reviewed prior to treatment are potential side effects the medication and different interactions the drug may have with their current medications. The following is information specifically on Fentora, its side effects, and what interactions you need to be aware of when starting Fentora treatment.
Fentora Mixing It with Alcohol
Fentora is a pain-reliever prescribed to patients who experience breakthrough pain due to cancer. This medication is especially helpful for patients who have built up a tolerance to other opioid pain relievers.

Fentora is classified as an opioid analgesic, meaning it reduces pain by affecting how the brain and body experience and respond to it. Fentora should only be taken for sudden pain and should not be taken to ease short-term pain related to headaches or surgeries.

Side effects of Fentora may include nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, and headaches. These should go away after your body adjusts to Fentora. If they do not go away, let your doctor know which side effects are persisting or getting worse. Notify your doctor as soon as possible if you notice the following side effects of Fentora, as these are more serious: mood changes, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, severe stomach or abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, and weight loss.

In addition, you should keep a list of all current medications including herbal products and over the counter drugs and share this list with your doctor. This is important because some substances can cause an interaction with Fentora. These include certain pain medications, azole antifungals, calcium channel blockers, HIV drugs, macrolide antibiotics, and anti-seizure medications. You should especially avoid taking MAO inhibitors while on Fentora, as these can cause a dangerous and possibly fatal interaction.

Always avoid drinking alcohol or consuming products containing alcohol while you are taking Fentora, as this can produce a dangerous interaction. Because alcohol and Fentora both depress respiratory functioning, there is a high risk for patients consuming them together to suffer from overdose, coma, or even death.
Fentora Mixing It with Alcohol
While experiencing side effects after taking Fentora is relatively common, you should always notify your doctor if any serious side effects occur. In addition, you should never drink alcohol while you are undergoing Fentora treatment, as this can cause overdose, coma, or even death. Make sure you are keeping a current list of all the substances you take and share this with your doctor, as Fentora can interact with some medications and over the counter drugs.

If you or someone you know is struggling with Fentora addiction or another substance use disorder, seek help immediately. The Recovery Village has many resources available for those looking to recover from addiction. To learn more, visit us online at www.TheRecoveryVillage.com or call our 24-hour, toll-free hotline at 855-548-9825.

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