Combining Palladone and Additional Drugs

Combining Palladone and Additional Drugs

Palladone, an opioid pain reliever derived from morphine, can have a number of negative side effects even when used as directed. These side effects can include the following:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting
  • Lightheadedness
  • Anxiety

The negative effects of Palladone increase, when the drug is taken with alcohol or other depressant drugs. Mixing prescription medications always involves risk and should never be attempted without the consent of a doctor. Alcohol should never be consumed with a narcotic painkiller like Palladone. Opioid drugs increase alcohol’s effects, and both substances slow the nervous system and cause respiratory depression and circulatory collapse. Because the user’s breathing can decrease drastically, he or she is at risk for cardiac arrest.

Additional Risks of Palladone and Additional Drug Use

Though Palladone is considered less addictive than morphine, it can still be habit forming. As the patient continues to take the drug, he or she becomes less able to feel its effects. Addiction begins, as he takes more of the medication to combat pain symptoms or to achieve previously experienced highs. Palladone users begin to abuse alcohol to increase the painkiller’s effectiveness. Eventually the user can’t function without the drug in his system, and he is at increased risk of overdose.

Alcohol increases the signs of Palladone overdose such as extreme fatigue and labored breathing. In addition to this addicts who drink and use have a much higher chance of death during an overdose than those who use only Palladone. If you or someone you know may be experiencing an overdose, call 911 immediately. An opioid overdose is serious and should be treated immediately by doctors.

Alcohol is not the only substance to avoid while taking Palladone. Drugs like sedatives, tranquilizers and antihistamines can be just as harmful. Alcohol alone can cause a great deal of damage to a patient’s organs, and when consumed with Palladone, it becomes even more deadly.

Help for Palladone Users

If you struggle with Palladone abuse or addiction, call our toll-helpline now. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions about addiction and treatment. They can help you decide what steps you need to take to receive the treatment that is right for you. Don’t live with prescription drug addiction. Get help today.