Mixing Alcohol & Opana (Oxymorphone): Side Effects, Interactions & Risks
Even more serious than the above side effects is the risk of respiratory depression. Both alcohol and oxymorphone depress the central nervous system, which controls breathing. Alcohol can increase the concentration of oxymorphone in the bloodstream of the patient. When the two are used together, respiratory depression can become significant to the point that someone overdoses or ultimately dies. If someone does experience respiratory depression, it can cause brain damage, coma or other complications as well as the risk of death.
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