Oxycodone Abuse and Drug Interactions

Oxycodone Abuse and Drug InteractionsCombining drugs is never a good idea, as it leads to unpredictable side effects and repercussions. Multiple drug use isn’t like addition where one drug plus another equals a twice as desirable high. That is the common myth behind drug combinations, and it is a reckless and dangerous belief. Drugs interact with your body and each other to change the positive and negative effects of both. Multiple drug use leads to an increased likelihood of such conditions as heart failure or respiratory depression.
Oxycodone, a painkiller used to manage moderate pain levels, can cause serious harm to your body and your future when misused alone or used in combination with antihistamines, antipsychotic drugs or antidepressants.

Oxycodone and Alcohol Interactions

Under no circumstances should you take oxycodone with alcohol. Doing this can have fatal consequences or can cause an exponential increase in the following side effects of oxycodone:

  • Memory loss
  • Drowsiness
  • Respiratory difficulties
  • Confusion

While these may sound like temporary issues, they can cause lasting harm. If you combine oxycodone and alcohol and then drive, you endanger yourself, other drivers and passengers with your lack of responsibility.

Alvimopan and Oxycodone Interactions

Alvimopan is an opioid agonist that relieves constipation related to drug use or bowel surgery. Taking alvimopan and oxycodone together will greatly increase the likely hood of dangerous alvimopan side effects such as the following:

  • Dyspepsia (indigestion)
  • Hypokalemia (decreased blood potassium levels)
  • Back pain
  • Delayed micturition (delays in urination)

None of these symptoms are immediately fatal but can cause extreme pain and inconvenience and may contribute to users taking more oxycodone than prescribed.

Oxycodone’s Interactions with Similar Drugs

Any drug that contributes to drowsiness in a patient is unwise to take with oxycodone. This includes drugs from regular sleeping pills to antihistamines. Taking these together increases the effects of an already powerful drug to dangerous levels.

Oxycodone and Co-Occurring Drug Use

When you abuse and combine oxycodone with other drugs, you are putting yourself in a life-threatening situation. Taking these drugs together accidently puts you in harm’s way, and repeatedly or intentionally doing this makes the likelihood of overdose more likely. As your body becomes used to the presence of oxycodone and other drugs, it will take a far greater quantity of oxycodone to reach the same level of pleasure that you have experienced in the past.

Don’t Let Oxycodone Addiction Control You

Call us today at our toll-free helpline. We want to help you end oxycodone use, and we want to put an end to the dangerous effects of multiple drug use and drug interactions. We are here for you 24 hours a day, so please call now to learn more about your options for ending oxycodone abuse or addiction.