Mixing Alcohol and Ultiva | Side Effects and Interactions

Mixing alcohol and Ultiva can lead to side effects, including drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty concentrating, and impaired judgment. There is also a chance of 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 receiving Ultiva, in a hospital setting or otherwise.

Tell your doctor about your complete medical history, including prescriptions, non-prescriptions, vitamins, supplements and alcohol consumption habits, so they can decide if Ultiva is the right medication to treat you. Informing your doctor of your complete medical history will help them make the best and safest choice for your care.

What is Ultiva?

Ultiva is a powerful short-acting synthetic opioid pain reliever. This prescription is only intended to be given intravenously. Ultiva should be given through an infusion pump to ensure proper dosage. It’s given during surgery to relieve pain and is also used as an anesthetic.

The FDA has listed Ultiva as a Schedule II drug under the Controlled Substance Act. Schedule II drugs have a high potential for physical or psychological dependence and abuse. Use Ultiva only as directed.

Some common side effects from Ultiva are itching, sweating, headache, muscle pain, cough, sore throat, dizziness, confusion, and agitation.

Ultiva can cause other, less common, side effects, including:

  • weak, shallow breathing or breathing that stops
  • fast or slow heart rate
  • stiff muscles
  • severe weakness, feeling light-headed or fainting.

If you experience any side effects or notice any changes after receiving a dose of Ultiva, inform your doctor right away as some of these may be serious.

Mixing Alcohol and Ultiva

Do not mix alcohol or products containing alcohol with Ultiva, as there can be serious side effects.

Be sure to inform your doctor of your regular alcohol consumption when deciding to use Ultiva for your pain. This is important information your doctor needs to know when they are deciding how to treat your pain in the hospital.

Summing Up Side Effects and Interactions of Mixing Alcohol and Ultiva

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

Side effects from mixing alcohol with Ultiva can be lethal, so it’s essential you do not mix the two. Check all products that you consume for alcohol before you receive Ultiva.

If you feel that you cannot abstain from alcohol while on this prescription, talk to your doctor about other options to address your pain during your hospital stay. If you feel that you or a loved one is abusing Ultiva 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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