Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Dangerous Medicine Combination II Medical Daily

PAINKILLERS & ANTI-ANXIETY MEDS  Opioid-derived pain killers: Codeine, Morphine, Percocet, Vicodin act as depressants.  Overload of depressants can seriously lower both the breathing and heart rate of an individual, sometimes to a lethal level.  "Doctor Shopping" is where the patient gets a prescription from several doctors and the doctors aren't aware that each is prescribing.  The effect can be death.    ACETAMINOPHEN & OPIOIDS  Popular and dangerous drugs when taken together in amounts higher than the recommended dose, their effects are deadly.  Oftentimes, individuals may try increase the effects of Tylenol by taking the drug in combination with the additive Tylenol 3(acetaminophen & codeine).  Taken together they can cause serious damage to the liver.  38% of people who developed acute live failure because of accidentally ingesting too much had taken more than one kind of pill.  63% had taken a pill that contained both acetaminophen and an opioid.

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