Opana Mixing It and Alcohol

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Mixing alcohol and Opana can lead to side effects including drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty concentrating, and impaired judgment. There is also a chance of more serious side effects, such as low blood pressure, respiratory distress, fainting, coma, and death.

Do not drink alcohol or consume any products that contain alcohol while taking Opana. Check any products you are taking for alcohol, such as cold medicines, in order to ensure that you are not consuming alcohol products.

Tell your doctor about your complete medical history, including any prescription drugs that you take, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, supplements and alcohol consumption habits, so that they can decide if Opana is the right medication for you.

Opana Mixing It and Alcohol
Opana is an extended-release opioid (narcotic) pain medication used to treat severe ongoing pain. If you are prescribed the extended release version of Opana, your pain should be severe enough to require around-the-clock treatment to justify the use of this powerful pain medication. Take Opana on an empty stomach and do not crush or chew extended-release tablets. Doing so can be fatal.

Opana should not be taken with any other around-the-clock narcotic prescription medication, so work with your doctor to make sure you are not taking any other medications that fall into this category.

As with most prescription drugs, Opana can carry some side effects. Some common side effects can include constipation, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, dry mouth and drowsiness.

Serious side effects can also occur, such as:

  1. mental/mood changes
  2. severe abdominal pain
  3. vision changes
  4. slow/fast heartbeat
  5. difficulty urinating
  6. difficulty swallowing
  7. loss of appetite
  8. unusual tiredness
  9. weight loss
  10. fainting
  11. seizure
  12. slow/shallow breathing
  13. severe drowsiness or difficulty waking up

If you experience any side effects from using Opana, contact your doctor. You and your doctor can then decide if Opana is the right prescription medication to treat your severe pain.

Do not mix alcohol or any products containing alcohol with Opana, as this can produce serious side effects.

Be sure to inform your doctor of your regular alcohol consumption habits when deciding to use Opana for your pain. This is important information your doctor needs to have in the decision-making process.

It is dangerous to drink alcohol or to ingest any products containing alcohol while taking Opana. Your doctor will need to know about any alcohol habits you may have, no matter how small, in order to ensure your safety.

Side effects from mixing alcohol with Opana can be lethal, so it’s important that you do not mix the two substances. If you feel that you cannot abstain from alcohol while taking this prescription medication, talk to your doctor about what other options you have to address your severe pain.

If you think that you or a loved one is misusing or abusing Opana 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 begin to overcome your addiction today.

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