I take 5ml of oramorph when I'm in pain. My question is, is it okay to drink alcohol after four hours or whilst taking it? I've done this before and I've been fine, but I was wondering whether it had a detrimental effect on my liver or something of the sort? Thank you!
Oramorph and alcohol?
Question posted by kittyqn on 18 Feb 2016
Last updated on 19 February 2016 by Delila
Hi, i am going to add what the Interactions Checker says... you might want to discuss this with your doctor?
Applies to: Oramorph (morphine), Alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) (ethanol)
Do not use alcohol or medications that contain alcohol while you are receiving treatment with morphine. This may increase nervous system side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty concentrating, and impairment in thinking and judgment. In severe cases, low blood pressure, respiratory distress, fainting, coma, or even death may occur. If you are taking certain long-acting formulations of morphine, consumption of alcohol may also cause rapid release of the drug, resulting in high blood levels that may be potentially lethal. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions on how to take this or other medications you are prescribed. Do not use more than the recommended dose of morphine, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medication without first talking to your doctor.
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