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Author: Dr. Kevin Zacharoff
Most of us know the potential side effects of opioid pain medications like drowsiness and overdose. What you may not know is that using opioids and benzodiazepines, a combination prescribed to nearly 10% of the millions of people who receive opioids each year, can enhance that risk dramatically. It’s particularly important to know that opioid medications do not only act on the painful area but also can have effects on other parts of the body as well. One especially important effect that opioids may have involves the brain; they can sometimes cause you to become drowsy, sleepy, or even unconscious.…
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