Damason-P is the trade name of the generic combination medication of aspirin and hydrocodone. It is indicated for treating moderate to severe pain. Damason-P should be taken as instructed by your doctor, as misuse or abuse of the drug can cause adverse side effects and induce overdose symptoms. Consult your doctor before taking the medication to ensure that you are not allergic to the drug, have existing health conditions that can be aggravated by the drug, or are taking other medications or health supplements that may interact with Damason-P. “Consult your doctor before taking the medication to ensure that you are not allergic to the drug…” Damason-P is classified as a narcotic analgesic with aspirin. Aspirin belongs to a class of drugs known as salicylates and has long been used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory medication. It should not be administered to children and teenagers as a fever reducer, especially if the child suffers from chickenpox or shows symptoms of flu. Doing so can cause adverse side effects, like Reye’s syndrome, a rare condition associated with the intake of aspirin or aspirin-containing medications during a viral disease, such as Influenza B or chickenpox.
Hydrocodone is a narcotic pain reliever and one of the most frequently prescribed opiates. According to studies, it is more effective than codeine as a cough suppressant and is nearly similar to morphine when it comes to relieving pain. Hydrocodone are also found in combination with both prescription and non-prescription medications like acetaminophen. Because hydrocodone is an opiate, it can be habit-forming and misused. Hydrocodone is classified as a Schedule II drug due to its high potential for abuse. Damason-P and other drugs with hydrocodone are placed in the Schedule III or IV category.
Other similar drugs to Damason-P are Percodan, Endodan, Synalgos-DC, PC-Cao, Darvon Compound-65, and Darvon Compound-32.
Side-Effects and Signs of an Overdose on Damason-P
Like other prescription medications, Damason-P can induce side effects, including:
- Mild nausea, dizziness, vomiting
- Abdominal cramps, constipation
- Headache, heartburn
- Dry mouth
- Coughing up blood
An overdose can occur if the person misused the drug accidentally or used it recreationally. Some people who have existing medical conditions or who are taking other drugs may be more sensitive to Damason-P, making them more susceptible to an overdose. Damason-P overdose symptoms include:
- Tinnitus or hearing problems
- Weak breathing
- Coughing up blood
- Black, tarry, or bloody tools
- Dark urine
- Cold and clammy hands
- Abnormal heart rate
- Blue lips or fingernails
- No breathing
In case of an overdose, call the U.S. National Poison Hotline at 1-888-287-0471 or your local emergency number at 911.
Damason-P Overdose Treatment
A person suffering from a Damason-P overdose requires immediate medical attention. The patient may be subjected to intravenous (IV) fluids, oxygen, vasopressors, and other supportive measures. A Damaso-P overdose may also require assisted or controlled ventilation as too much hydrocodone in the body can cause respiratory depression. If the patient is addicted to hydrocodone, a rapid detoxification process may be performed to remove the hydrocodone in the system. Once the patient is stable, they can choose to enter an inpatient detox or rehabilitation facility to aid with their recovery. Entering a local support group like Narcotics Anonymous can also provide support needed to prevent relapse.
For more information on Damason-P overdose symptoms and hydrocodone-related addiction, call us at 1-888-287-0471 and discuss your or your loved ones treatment options and the process of recovery. You may call this number to find the best detox and rehabilitation centers for Damason-P withdrawal and addiction treatments.
- Damason-P is classified as an FDA pregnancy category C. This means hydrocodone and aspirin can pass into breast milk and may cause withdrawal and addiction in a newborn baby. If you are pregnant or plan to breastfeed, consult your doctor first before taking any medications to ensure the safety of your baby.
- Damason-P can cause constipation. Combat this by drinking six to eight glasses of water daily and increasing your fiber intake to prevent stomach upset. Do not take any laxative or stool softener without consulting your doctor first, as the medicine can interact with Damason-P.