You should absolutely NOT be taking your mother's pain medication, for many reasons....least of all what you're worried about. If you're having a pain issue and require medication for it, you should be seeing your OWN doctor, who knows your history, and what medications you're taking.
Please don't take anymore of her pain medications. It's seriously a bad habit to get into.
"I have NEVER had the urge to abuse them nor will I EVER abuse them."
Oh dear...do you know HOW many people have uttered those very words?
Whether addiction is a concern or not, it's just a no no. She shouldn't be sharing her prescription medication, especially considering that they are controlled substances. If you have legit pain, why not get your own medication? I know people do that, but with the way big brother is cracking down on narcotics abuse and diversion, I wouldn't recommend taking a chance.
As to your original question...you can read the following info and make your own decision:
The link I posted did not include the results. I'll copy/paste them for you:
The site allows you to enter multiple medications and check for interactions. Here is the breakdown of risk categories:
Drug Interaction Categories
Contraindicated: Never use this combination of drugs because of high risk for dangerous interaction
Serious: Potential for serious interaction; regular monitoring by your doctor required or alternate medication may be needed
Significant: Potential for significant interaction (monitoring by your doctor is likely required)
Minor: Interaction is unlikely, minor, or nonsignificant
Here's the results for the meds you're asking about:
ZOLOFT AND VICODIN:
Significant - Monitor Closely. Significant interaction possible (monitoring by your doctor required)
sertraline oral and hydrocodone-acetaminophen oral
sertraline oral will increase the level or effect of hydrocodone-acetaminophen oral by altering drug metabolism.
ZOLOFT AND PERCOCET:
Significant - Monitor Closely. Potential for significant interaction (monitoring by your doctor is likely required)
oxycodone-acetaminophen oral and sertraline oral
oxycodone-acetaminophen oral increases effects of sertraline oral by added drug effects. The combination increases the risk of serotonin syndrome, a serious side effect that can cause death.
This is one of those situations where taking your Mom's medication(s) is tricky, because you raise a good question, one that should really be discussed with your doctor. It becomes a little odd to raise a question like this to your doctor, being that you specifically are not prescribed the medication.
As for where I got that you've been anxious about the Zoloft? I'm just basing that on your posting history. That's just how it looked to me anyway.
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