What are the side effects of narcotic analgesics?
Common side effects of narcotic analgesics are:
Severe side effects of narcotic analgesics are:
What drugs interact with narcotic analgesics?
- phenelzine (Nardil),
- selegiline (Zelapar, Emsam, and Eldepryl),
- tranylcypromine (Parnate),
- procarbazine (Matulane),
- rasagiline (Azilect) and
- isocarboxazid (Marplan).
Therefore, the discontinuation and initiation of narcotic analgesics and MAO inhibitors should be separated by at least 14 days.
Narcotic analgesics should be used with caution with central nervous system depressant medications such as alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), diazepam (Valium), zolpidem (Ambien), zaleplon (Sonata) and alcohol because of increased risks of respiratory depression, low blood pressure, sedation, and in severe cases, coma and death.
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