Metadate CD and Alcohol Interaction

Metadate CD and Alcohol

Metadate CD generic name morphine sulphate controlled-release tablets also sold under brand names Concerta, Metyhylin and Ritalin, belong to a family of drugs known as central nervous system (CNS) stimulants and is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.

Narcolepsy is a condition of uncontrolled desire to sleep or a sudden attack of deep sleep.

The drug aids in the treatment of ADHD by increasing attention and decreasing restless in children and adults who are overactive, cannot concentrate, are easily distracted and impulsive. The medicine is used in concert with social, educational and psychological treatment.

It is suggested that adults do not consume alcohol even moderate drinking while using this drug.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Before using Metadate CD advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, severe agitation, severe anxiety, glaucoma, motor tics, severe tension, family history of Tourette’s syndrome, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, bipolar disorder, blood vessel problems, coronary artery disease, depression, heart attack, heart disease, heart failure, heart rhythm problems, hypertension, hyper thyroidism, psychosis, seizures, stroke, rapid heart rate, cystic fibrosis, stomach or bowel problems or trouble swallowing.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are loss of appetite, nervousness, sleeplessness, stuffy nose, trouble sleeping, unusually warm, anger, dizziness, drowsiness, fear, headache, irritability, muscle aches, nausea, nervousness, runny nose, scalp hair loss, stomach pain, talking feeling and acting excited. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are fast heartbeat, chest pain, fever, joint pain, skin rash or hives, black tarry stools, changes in vision, convulsions, crusty dry skin, muscle cramps, red spots on skin, scaling red sore swollen skin, uncontrolled vocal outbursts, bleeding or bruising, confusion, delusions, depression, hallucinations, numbness of hands, painful or difficult urination, pale skin, red irritated eyes, short of breath, sore throat, weight loss or jaundice. If these occur get emergency medical help.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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