Mixing Alcohol And Oxaydo Side Effects, Interactions And Blackouts
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Oxaydo and other opioid drugs are Schedule II controlled substances in the U.S. Schedule II drugs are indicated by the DEA to have a high potential for psychological and physical dependence. When a drug is a Schedule II controlled substance, there are strict regulations regarding not only how it’s used, but also how it’s prescribed and dispensed. Unfortunately, even with these regulatory guidelines, oxycodone-based drugs continue to be commonly misused. Before a doctor prescribes an opioid like Oxaydo, they should go over a patient’s full medical history and, in particular, any history of substance misuse. Along with Oxaydo, other brand-name drugs containing oxycodone include OxyContin, Percocet, Percodan and Roxicet.
Both alcohol and Oxaydo are central nervous system depressants, and they can have similar side effects. When they’re combined, these side effects are amplified. Some of the less severe side effects of mixing alcohol and Oxaydo can include:
- Feeling lightheaded or dizzy
- Extreme drowsiness or sedation
- Impaired thinking and judgment
- Low blood pressure
- Feeling faint
- Nausea and vomiting
- Memory impairment or blackouts
- Risky decision-making
While the above side effects can lead to serious complications, even more problematic is respiratory depression. Since alcohol and Oxaydo are both central nervous system depressants, they slow breathing. When someone uses alcohol and Oxaydo together, breathing can slow to a level that is dangerous and leads to an overdose, or brain and organ damage. It’s also possible that mixing alcohol and Oxaydo can cause a coma or death.
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