Narcotics can make you sleepy and confused. Impaired judgment is common. When you are taking narcotics, do not drink alcohol, use street drugs, or drive or operate heavy machinery.
These medicines can make your skin feel itchy. If this is a problem for you, talk with your doctor about lowering your dose or trying another medicine.
Some people become constipated when taking narcotics. If this happens, your doctor may advise you to drink more fluids, get more exercise, eat foods with extra fiber, or use stool softeners. Other medications can often help with constipation.
If your narcotic prescription makes you feel sick to your stomach or causes you to throw up, try taking your medicine with food. Other medications can often help with nausea, as well.