Percodan Mixing It and Alcohol
Do not drink alcohol while taking Percodan. Check all your medications for alcohol content, such as cold medicines, to ensure you don’t accidentally consume alcohol products while taking your prescription.
Provide your doctor with your complete medical history. Remember to include prescriptions, non-prescriptions, vitamins, supplements and alcohol consumption habits, so he can decide if Percodan is the right pain reliever to fit your lifestyle.
Always take Percodan only as directed. Taking this medication in a way other than directed can cause your breathing to slow or stop.
As with most prescription medications, Percodan may cause side effects. Some common side effects can include nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, increased sweating, dry mouth, lightheadedness, or weakness.
Serious side effects can also occur while taking Percodan, including:
- Slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat
- Mental/mood changes
- Difficult and/or painful urination
- Ringing in the ears
- Decreased hearing
- Vision changes
- Easy bruising/bleeding
- Stomach/abdominal pain
- Black stools
- Vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- Yellowing eyes/skin
- Dark urine
- Persistent nausea
- Signs of kidney problems
- Loss of appetite
- Unusual tiredness
- Weight loss
Inform your doctor about any reactions you have from Percodan, so your condition can be monitored. This not only ensures your safety and health while on Percodan, but it helps your doctor to provide the best care.
Be honest with your doctor about your alcohol habits and whether you feel you can abstain from alcohol while taking Percodan. If you feel you cannot avoid alcohol while taking this prescription, discuss alternative pain relief options with your doctor. Together you can decide what is right for you, your pain, and your lifestyle.
If you feel you or a loved one is misusing Percodan or alcohol, don’t wait to get help. Go online to www.TheRecoveryVillage.com or call 24/7 to our 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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