Onsolis Mixing It and Alcohol

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Drinking alcohol while using Onsolis is dangerous and can even lead to death. Do not drink alcohol while taking Onsolis. Check all of your medications, such as cold medicines, for alcohol content to ensure that you don’t accidentally consume alcohol products while taking your prescription.

Tell your doctor about your complete medical history, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, supplements and alcohol consumption habits, so they can decide if Onsolis is the right medication to treat your breakthrough pain.

Informing your doctor of your complete medical history will assist them to make the best and safest choice for your care.

Onsolis Mixing It and Alcohol

Onsolis is an opioid painkiller, which is used to treat sudden breakthrough pain for patients who are already on a regular opioid regimen for cancer pain. The medication is delivered directly to the inside of the cheek using water-soluble polymeric films. Patients who are not already on a chronic opioid therapy schedule should not use Onsolis as the drug can lead to life-threatening respiratory depression and death.

Onsolis is not like other prescription medications that contain fentanyl citrate. Its dosage cannot be modified or contained in other prescriptions because it’s absorbed differently. Treating it the same as other products containing fentanyl could lead to an accidental overdose. Only apply Onsolis as directed by your doctor.

Onsolis can only be prescribed to patients who agree to participate in the TIRF REMS Access program. The TIRF REMS Access program is designed to lessen the misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose and serious complications due to medication errors.

Onsolis contains fentanyl citrate, which is listed under the Controlled Substance Act in the United States as a Schedule II controlled substance. Schedule II controlled substances have a high potential for addiction and abuse. Refills of prescription drugs on this list are not allowed, and only a doctor who is licensed to prescribe opiates can prescribe Onsolis.

As with most prescriptions, there is a chance of side effects while using Onsolis. These side effects can include:

  1. Respiratory depression
  2. Circulatory depression
  3. Hypotension
  4. Shock
  5. Nausea
  6. Dizziness
  7. Vomiting
  8. Constipation
  9. Diarrhea
  10. Dry mouth
  11. Abdominal pain
  12. Dehydration
  13. Loss of appetite
  14. Anxiety
  15. Extreme sleepiness

If you experience any side effects, contact your doctor right away as some may be serious. Your doctor can help you decide if Onsolis is the right choice to handle your breakthrough pain.

Mixing alcohol with Onsolis can lead to serious side effects, including death. Avoid alcohol while you are prescribed Onsolis and keep your doctor informed about all drugs you’re taking in order to avoid interactions.
Onsolis Mixing It and Alcohol

Onsolis is an opioid painkiller that contains fentanyl citrate and should not be mixed with alcohol. Doing so can lead to a variety of side effects that could lead to death. Don’t take the chance with side effects from any medication by drinking alcohol, especially those medications containing fentanyl. Avoid alcohol and anything containing alcohol while taking Onsolis.

Be honest with your doctor about your alcohol habits and whether you feel that you can abstain from using alcohol while taking Onsolis for your pain. If you feel that you cannot avoid alcohol while taking this prescription, discuss other pain relief options with your doctor.

If you feel that you or a loved one is misusing or abusing Onsolis or alcohol, don’t wait to get help. Go online to www.TheRecoveryVillage.com or call our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 855-548-9825 to learn more about the road to recovery. We can help you overcome your addiction today.

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