... Dr. prescribed embeda for the extended release for a more controlled pain relief... I found it to be a REALLY good medicine BUT, I had a lot of constipation and my Dr. said to drink more fluids.. which I did.. then it was eat more fiber and fruits & veggies and then take stool softeners and then it was take mirilax and then do all of the above and take laxatives ON TOP of everything else... I was doing everything and I still couldn't go to the bathroom and I couldn't really eat that much because 7, 8 and 9 days without a bowel movement .. I started getting flu symptoms with fever.. vomiting and lay in bed for days... every 1 to 2 weeks I would have the FLU AGAIN... Until I had to be hospitalized from dehydration and low potassium.. It was all because of the embeda... I am VERY disappointed because embeda was such a HOPE for me with my CRONIC PAIN. My Question is.. Is this typical for this medication.. and I am having TERRIBLE withdraw symptoms now that my PCP took me off of the embeda... What can I do for these symptoms? I am desperate for anyone to answer these questions IF they know
Hi georgiegirl. Embeda is a combination of Morphine and Naltrexone. The naltrexone is used for opioid dependance and alcoholism. If you've never had an issue with abusing narcotics, why would your doc have you on this medication? I would ask to switch you to a med without this added substance. There's several morphine meds on the market. MS Contin, Opana, Avinza,etc. ALL of these types of meds can cause constipation. But maybe it's the other med causing the flu like symptoms if you take another med or drink while on Embeda. I'm not accusing you of doing this, but it might explain the flu like symptoms. I provided a link about naltrexone for you to read. I hope you get to the bottom of this soon! What you might try is drinking a warm glass of prune juice at bedtime for the constipation. Walk a lot if you can and drink lots and lots of water.
- Embeda Information for Consumers
- Embeda Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Embeda (detailed)
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