- 1. Mixing Alcohol and Hydromorphone Hydrochloride | Side Effects, Interactions, and Blackouts
- 2. What is Hydromorphone Hydrochloride?
- 3. Mixing Alcohol and Hydromorphone Hydrochloride
- 4. Summing Up Side Effects, Interactions, and Blackouts of Mixing Alcohol and Hydromorphone Hydrochloride
Do not drink alcohol or consume any products that contain alcohol while receiving hydromorphone hydrochloride treatment, in a hospital setting or otherwise.
Mixing alcohol and hydromorphone hydrochloride can lead to uncomfortable side effects including drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty concentrating, and judgment impairment. There is also a chance of serious side effects, such as low blood pressure, respiratory distress, fainting, coma, and death.
As with any other prescription drug, hydromorphone hydrochloride carries a risk of side effects. These side effects can include:
- Dry mouth
Serious side effects that can also occur include: mental/mood changes, severe stomach pain, difficulty urinating, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, and weight loss. If you experience any side effects, contact your doctor right away, as some may be serious. Your doctor will help you decide if hydromorphone hydrochloride is the right choice for you.
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Be sure to inform your doctor of your regular alcohol consumption when deciding to begin a hydromorphone hydrochloride treatment plan. This is important information your doctor needs in the decision-making process.
Side effects from mixing alcohol with hydromorphone hydrochloride can be lethal, so it is essential you do not mix the two.
If you feel you cannot abstain from alcohol while on this prescription, talk to your doctor about other options to address your pain.
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