Morphine and Alcohol
Morpine is the generic name for drugs sold uner the brand names Avinza, Kadian, MS Contin, MDIR, Oramorph SR and Roxanal and belongs to a family of drugs known as narcotic pain relievers and is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
There are both short acting and extended release versions of the drug to suit the need. It not for treating pain after surgery unless you were already taking it before the surgery.
Do not drink alcohol not even moderate drinking as the side effects wll be 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. If 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 or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using morphine advise your physician if you are allergic to this or any other drug or substance, are pregnant, plan to be so, are breastfeeding, asthma, COPD, sleep apnea, breathing disorders, liver or kidney disease, underactive thyroid, curvature of the spine, history of head injury or brain tumour, epilepsy, seizures, low blood pressure, gallbladder disease, Addison’s disease, adrenal gland disorders, enlarged prostate, urination problems, mental illness, history of drug or alcohol addiction.
Less serious side effects are constipation, warmth, tingling, redness under skin, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, dizziness, headache, anxiety, memory or sleep problems. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of face, lips, tongue or throat, shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, seizure, convulsions, cold, clammy skin, confusion, severe weakness or dizziness, lightheaded or faint.If these occur get emergency medical help.
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