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Embeda Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is morphine and naltrexone (Embeda)?
- What are the possible side effects of morphine and naltrexone (Embeda)?
- What is the most important information I should know about morphine and naltrexone (Embeda)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking morphine and naltrexone (Embeda)?
- How should I use morphine and naltrexone (Embeda)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Embeda)?
- What happens if I overdose (Embeda)?
- What should I avoid while using morphine and naltrexone (Embeda)?
- What other drugs will affect morphine and naltrexone (Embeda)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Embeda)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Morphine and naltrexone is not for use on an as-needed basis for pain.
What happens if I overdose (Embeda)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of morphine and naltrexone can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while using morphine and naltrexone (Embeda)?
Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medication. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with morphine and naltrexone. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how morphine and naltrexone will affect you.
What other drugs will affect morphine and naltrexone (Embeda)?
Do not take morphine and naltrexone with any other narcotic pain medications, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, or other medicines that can make you sleepy or slow your breathing. Dangerous side effects may result. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medications, or medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cimetidine (Tagamet),
- ketoconazole (Nizoral);
- atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine), belladonna (Donnatal, and others), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm Scop);
- bladder or urinary medicines such as darifenacin (Enablex), flavoxate (Urispas), oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol), tolterodine (Detrol), or solifenacin (Vesicare);
- bronchodilators such as ipratropium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- heart or blood pressure medications, such as reserpine, quinidine (Quin-G), or verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan, Tarka);
- HIV/AIDS medication such as nelfinavir (Viracept), ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra), or saquinavir (Invirase);
- irritable bowel medicines such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Hyomax), or propantheline (Pro Banthine);
- medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection, such as cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune) or tacrolimus (Prograf);
- other pain medications such as buprenorphine (Buprenex, Butrans, Subutex), butorphanol (Stadol), nalbuphine (Nubain), or pentazocine (Talwin); or
- ulcer medications such as glycopyrrolate (Robinul) or mepenzolate (Cantil).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with morphine and naltrexone. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about morphine and naltrexone.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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