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Codeine allergy alternatives

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
Pain Management 30 years experience
No way to know: The only way to know would be formal allergy testing or if you have taken it before.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Dose related?: Many side effects of narcotic medications are not allergy, and are more likely at higher doses. They are a direct effect of the drug. Nausea, vomiti... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Strickland
Allergy and Immunology 47 years experience
Unlikely: Codeine allergy can be true allergy (caused by immunoglobulin e that reacts with the Codeine molecule) or because Codeine can directly cause allergic ... Read More
Dr. Martin Ostro
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Probably not: Reactions to Codeine usually occur because it is a narcotic which can cause nausea and vomiting and directly activate cells in the body which contain ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
There are several: Other forms of pain meds your doctor may counsel you on.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 45 years experience
Codeine Allergy: First of all, there is no need to worry about darvocet since it and other Propoxyphene containing products no longer is on the market. The reactions ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Percocet, oxycodone: Percocet, oxycodone.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Other meds: There are other pain medications that can be used. That should not be a problem. Good luck.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Percocet,vicodin etc: You can't take t#3 or #2 but try with percocet, vicodin, oxycodone etc.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Itching w/ narcotics: Itching is a frequent side effect of narcotic medications and is more likely at higher doses. It is not an allergic mechanism. Narcotics bind to the... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Opioid pseudoallergy: their condition depends on the concentration of opioids in the mast cells. See your doctor for medication adjustment.