Palladone Mixing It with Alcohol

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If you’ve been prescribed a medication, it’s important to do your research to see how it affects your body. Palladone is an opioid medication that is prescribed to people struggling with severe or chronic pain. Palladone has since been discontinued in the American market, but may have been prescribed to you before its discontinuation. Because Palladone is an opioid/narcotic, it works similarly to most opioid drugs.

Palladone is a high-potency opioid used to treat pain. Before it was discontinued, Palladone was prescribed for 24-hour pain relief for patients following surgery or an injury. As part of the narcotic family of prescription drugs, Palladone works by changing how the brain interprets pain in the body.

Common side effects associated with Palladone include drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, and diarrhea. Like most opioids, Palladone use should be monitored closely as these medications are highly addictive. To avoid addiction and dependence, take Palladone only as prescribed and for as few days as possible. Palladone is not appropriate for long-term use or to take with other painkillers. Even when taking Palladone only as prescribed, it may not be the right drug for you.

Palladone Mixing It with Alcohol

When talking to your doctor about getting a painkiller prescription, be upfront with your medical history. This medical history conversation should be thorough and include current medications, mental illness, substance use, substance abuse, and alcohol consumption. It is only with this knowledge that your doctor can determine if Palladone or other opioids are safe for you.

Palladone should not be taken with alcohol or any other mind-altering substances. Alcohol is a depressant and can slow down cognition and cause nausea, drowsiness, and loss of coordination. These side effects are similar to those of Palladone and the two substances can magnify one another to dangerous levels. Mixing alcohol with Palladone can cause blackouts, vomiting, loss of motor ability, and more.

If you’re taking Palladone or another opioid and think that your alcohol use may be affecting you, you’re not alone. As you take Palladone or other painkillers over time, your body will adjust to the medication, causing you to think it is not working as well. When this happens, you may start taking the medication more than directed or combining it with something else. This is a sign that you are dependent upon this highly addictive drug.

Palladone is a prescription opioid medication designed to manage and alleviate pain. If you or a loved one is struggling with Palladone addiction, don’t delay. Visit our website at or call our toll-free hotline at 855-548-9825 any time to learn more about the road to recovery. We are available 24/7 and can help you begin to overcome your addiction today.

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