Morphine Naltrexone Alcohol
Morphine and naltrexone belomgs to a family of drugs known as narcotic pain relievers Naltrexone is a special narcotic drug that blocks the effects of other narcotics and alcohol. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain when continuous pain relief is required for a prolonged period.
Do not drink alcohol while using this drug not even moderate drinking as the effect of alcohol is blocked and the side effects of the drug may be dangerous and greatly increased.
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. Anything more than that 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.
Do not use if you are allergic to any other narcotic medicine.
Before starting the drug it is suggested that you advise your physician if using any other narcotic, have asthma, COPD, sleep apnea, other breathing disorders, liver or kidney disease, underactive thyroid, curvature of the spine, history of head injury, brain tumor, gallbladder or pancreas disorder, blockage of stomach or intestines, Addisons disease, adrenal gland disorder, enlarged prostate, urination problems, epilepsy, seizure disorder, a debilitating condition, mental illness, drug or alcohol addiction.
Less serious side effects are sleep problems, drowsiness, dizziness, anxiety, tired feeling, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, blurred vision or headache. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are mood changes, hallucinations, confusion, slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting, weak or shallow breathing, convulsions, seizures, severe constipation or stomach pain. 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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