Tussionex is a prescription form of cough syrup that contains chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone. Tussionex can cause a dangerous overdose if taken in large enough doses. The drug, like other opioid-based medications, can cause respiratory depression to the point of stopping one’s breathing altogether, and an individual who overdoses on it will require immediate treatment. Possible effects of a Tussionex overdose include coma, brain damage and death.
Ryzolt is one of the brand names of the opioid drug tramadol. Ryzolt can be habit-forming, but it can also cause severe effects like no other opioid can, including a life-threatening withdrawal syndrome seen in certain patients. Tramadol withdrawal” is a syndrome associated with hallucinations, paranoia, panic attacks and other psychotic effects. A person could potentially overdose on the drug, causing respiratory depression that can be deadly.
Roxicodone is one of the many brand name drugs containing the opioid oxycodone. While the medication can be helpful for the treatment of pain, it can also become addictive if abused. According to the Center for Substance Abuse Research, oxycodone products can cause an “increased pressure of cerebral and spinal fluid,” which can be potentially dangerous. In addition, seizures sometimes occur as a side effect of taking Roxicodone, but this is a rare occurrence.
Librium like other types of benzodiazepine medications, definitely has the ability to become addicting, so it may be abused or cause a dependence over time. Although one of the primary purposes of Librium is for treating alcohol withdrawal, the medication also has its own collection of withdrawal symptoms that you are going to need to consider. Although it is technically possible to go through the withdrawal process after stopping cold turkey without feeling too many adverse effects, there are better ways to quit taking Librium.
Baclofen is prescribed for conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease). It has also been prescribed for the alcohol dependence treatment in that it eliminates the craving. Since Baclofen affects the central nervous system it must be used with caution by people who have low blood pressure and breathing difficulties. People with diabetes should have their sugar level monitored closely and have medications adjusted accordingly.