is drug sick, he takes 96 at a time, maybe a couple of times a week, how damaging can this be?
15 Jun 2010
hi what are the comercial names or variations, im an ex addict and know a lot about the process and would be happy to coach you through the process to get help and a want of help from his part.Also is ther drinking,age, any other meds eating, height weight, eye colour size of pupils on a normal day, smokes? routine? i wouldn't ask these questions dirrect at this stage but be as observant as possible as there may be these binges you no about but inbetween there may be more maybe only, no need to confront just observation, out of love, your son is addicted son not son son so its hard and we want the one inside you love so much and we need to be clever to get passed addicted son.well done for seeking help
15 Jun 2010
Rather unfortunate, checked it on the Interactions Checker & found that: oxycodone ↔ loperamide
Applies to: OxyContin (oxycodone), Imodium (loperamide)
MONITOR: Coadministration of narcotic analgesics with antidiarrheal agents may have additive central nervous system (CNS) and gastrointestinal (GI) system effects, and increase the risk of severe constipation or paralytic ileus and CNS depression.
MANAGEMENT: If concomitant use cannot be avoided, patients should be monitored for potentially excessive or prolonged CNS depression and constipation. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid activities requiring mental alertness until they know how these agents affect them.
Must seek medical advice ASAP, hope this helps & your son gets well soon.
- Loperamide Information for Consumers
- Loperamide Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Loperamide (detailed)
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