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What is the definition or description of: Morphine sulfate allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Morphine sulfate allergy?

Dear 33-year-old: I keep seeing these questions from you. The definition of a morphine allergy is that you're allergic to morphine. In allergic response is a specific cascade of events that occurs when you've been sensitized to a certain chemical or protein. You can apply this answer to every other question you've asked about the definition of a blank allergy ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Is death outcome of morphine allergy?

Is death outcome of morphine allergy?

Possible: It is unclear if true IgE morphine allergy exist. Narcotics are non specific irritants of mast cells and can cause these allergy cells to release their mediators and cause allergy symptoms. Having said that any medicine when used has the potential to cause untoward reactions and narcotics in particular are very dangerous medications that need to be carefully prescribed and monitored when used ...Read more

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What is a strong painkiller I can take if I have a morphine allergy?

What is a strong painkiller I can take if I have a morphine allergy?

Narcotics: Unfortunately, narcotics act to decrease mast cell threshold such that an itchy rash occurs commonly. This does not usually correspond to a true antibody-mediated allergy. The good news is that morphine does this the most, so some people tolerate other narcotic pain medications such as Fentanyl even if morphine causes hives. An Allergist may be helpful in generating safe and effective options. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Kadian (morphine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Kadian (morphine) allergy?

Morphine Allergy: Kadian is an extended-release form of morphine. Serious allergic reactions are not common. Sxs of an anaphylactic rxn could include: hives; difficulty breathing &/or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Duramorph (morphine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Duramorph (morphine) allergy?

Duramorph allergy: Duramorph (morphine) is an opiate analgesic. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Astramorph (morphine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Astramorph (morphine) allergy?

Not allergy: Since opiates such as morphine directly releases histamine from the body cells, a good % of the people may end up with itching and even hives from it. But this is a chemical and not a truly allergic reaction and is usually dose-dependent. Opiates can cause sedation, stomach upset, and constipation but these are not from being allergic. Thus most if not all reactions are not allergic in nature. ...Read more

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My friend has cirrhosis of the liver and is in a lot of pain. She has an allergy to morphine. What are her alternatives?

My friend has cirrhosis of the liver and is in a lot of pain. She has an allergy to morphine. What are her alternatives?

Hives?: Reactions to morphine vary, a number of individuals become itchy or break out in hives from narcotics. If there are no other alternatives, her doctor can give her antihistamines and steroids with it to dampen the reaction. ...Read more

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Codeine allergy need to know. I had itching from morphine but ok so far with tylenol (acetaminophen) 3?

Codeine allergy need to know. I had itching from morphine but ok so far with tylenol (acetaminophen) 3?

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 opioid receptor on mast cells causing them to release histamine, and the result is itching and possibly hives. ...Read more

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Would an allergy test for a drug (morphine and derivatives) be something a pcp can do, or is this best left to an allergist?

Neither: The reaction to opiate (nausea, drowsiness, even itching etc) is not from allergy but from an intolerance which cannot be detected by any test. ...Read more

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Which are the chances for my baby to develop my allergies? I'm allergic to several meds such as NSAIDs, morphine, aspirin, dust and some trees.

Which are the chances for my baby to develop my allergies? I'm allergic to several meds such as NSAIDs, morphine, aspirin, dust and some trees.

Genetic allergies: There is a hereditary component to allergies. If one parent has allergies, there is about a 50% chance that their child will also. That increases to about 75% in both parents have allergies. Other factors including environment and diet play a role also. ...Read more

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Heard drug allergies r rare, yet I get hives & occas flushing from nsaids, morphine, antiobios, even benadryl! Why is this? Seems unlikely yet happens

Heard drug allergies r rare, yet I get hives & occas flushing from nsaids, morphine, antiobios, even benadryl! Why is this? Seems unlikely yet happens

Unlikely is not ever: Unlikely does not mean impossible. It is very possible to have drug allergies. There can be no rhyme or reason but if you are allergic to these things you cannot use them safely. ...Read more

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True allergies to morphine, vicodin, nsaids (hives, flushing, rashes.) is dilaudid a safe choice?

True allergies to morphine, vicodin, nsaids (hives, flushing, rashes.) is dilaudid a safe choice?

Unlikely: If you have problem with Opiates (more likely intolerances than allergies), you are more likely to have problem with Dilaudid as well. However there may be exceptions, perhaps starting at a 1/4 of the dose then gradually work the dose up may be helpful if Dilaudid is a drug you really needed. ...Read more

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Hives, severe flushing, rashes from morphine, codeine, vicodin. True allergies. Can I take the DM products in OTC cold meds?

Opioid pseudoallergy: Their condition depends on the concentration of opioids in the mast cells. See your doctor for medication adjustment. ...Read more

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Trying to figure out my allergies. I get hives from Vicodin, Morphine, NSAIDS, Codeine. Does that mean also allergic to Percocet? How about Oxycodone?

Trying to figure out my allergies. I get hives from Vicodin, Morphine, NSAIDS, Codeine. Does that mean also allergic to Percocet? How about Oxycodone?

Likely: The reaction from codeine, Vicodin, Morphine etc are not truly allergic reaction but from these drugs' ability to release histamine from your cells. Thus you will not likely tolerate any drug in the opiate group. NSAIDs can also cause hives (which are considered allergic in some) but more likely aggravates an existing episode of hives regardless what may be causing it. Need more information. ...Read more

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The following meds have caused mild hives: benadryl, nsaids, tylenol, (acetaminophen) mestinon, morphine, vicodin. Could this be something other than allergy?

The following meds have caused mild hives: benadryl, nsaids, tylenol, (acetaminophen) mestinon, morphine, vicodin. Could this be something other than allergy?

Yes: Opiates are known to be able to induce or aggravate hives for some people. Nsaid allergy is usually specific for that one and not to all others. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Benadryl allergies are rare if ever present. Since you have chronic urticaria, I suspect that many of the reactions you have described might have been incidental and not related. You need to consult an allergist. ...Read more

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46 yr-old woman who 9 years ago started having progressive, dramatic neurological and pain symptoms after an "acute illness", including 50-pound.....?

46 yr-old woman who 9 years ago started having progressive, dramatic neurological and pain symptoms after an "acute illness", including 50-pound.....?

Autoimmune: Post-infectious sequelae can cause a variety of syndromes and symptoms, largely of the autoimmune etiology. CIDP is a possibility. Do you have reflexes? CIDP can be diagnosed with EMG/NCS. Did you have that? There are panels of antibodies associated with not only CIDP but also autoimmune dysautonomia, which is another consideration. Were these panels sent? Mayo has comprehensive panels. For dysautonomia testing, I would recommend tilt table and skin biopsy for small fiber neuropathy. Other considerations include myopathies, which can be metabolic or mitochondrial, and I would recommend EMG as well as possible muscle biopsy. ...Read more

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How do I taper off of avinza (morphine)?

How do I taper off of avinza (morphine)?

Slowly: Avinza is a potent pain medication. It is oral morphine. Sudden withdrawl can cause seizures and death. Get help. There is medication that will help such as Suboxone and subutex. Do not do this on your own. Get help now. ...Read more

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Which is better oxycontin or avinza (morphine)?

Which is better oxycontin or avinza (morphine)?

One that works: Which ever works is the best. Avinza (morphine) is a once per day medication while Oxycontin is a 2-3 time per day medication. Side effects are similar with the exception of maybe a little more itching with avinza (morphine). ...Read more

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Which is better oxycontin or avinza (morphine)?

Which is better oxycontin or avinza (morphine)?

Avinza (morphine): Avinza (morphine) is long acting and once day. Hence it is better as you do not have peaks and troughs. Oxycontin is touted as being designed as q 12 hrs but it usually ends up as a q 8hrs or even a q 6 hrs. It is highly addictive for this reason. This is due to an immediate 30% release portion in each tablet so you get a boost every time you take it - not good for a long acting medication. ...Read more

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Does avinza (morphine) work better than vic?

Does avinza (morphine) work better than vic?

It depends: When you say better, are you asking is it more powerful or stronger? Avinza (morphine) is Morphine Sulfate and vicodin is hydrocodone. Morphine is more potent. ...Read more

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Is anyone else on or have they been on avinza (morphine)?

Yes: Lots have people have been on avinza, it is an oral form of morphine used for severe pain. It is highly addicting. If you are hooked on avinza, get help asap. ...Read more

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Is it safe to chew a 45mg avinza (morphine)?

Avinza (morphine): Avinza is morphine in a once a day preparation. It should not be crushed, crewed etc... So its not okay and definitely not safe for you to chew this. ...Read more

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Do I wean off of avinza (morphine)?

Wean of nardil (phenelzine): Do it under medical supervision and slowly. It also depends how long you have been taking avinza, (morphine) and what dosage. I can not advice you without knowing what dose and how many years you have been taking Avinza (morphine) and what other meds you are taking. But as a rule for weaning anypain med is to take your time and go slow and under direction of your physician
it is to be done slowly and under supervision. ...Read more

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How do I wean off avinza (morphine)?

Slowly: Weaning off Avinza (morphine) has to be done slowly and under supervision of your md? You cannot just cut the tablet and take bits it's very dangerous as this will result in possible overdose. I perform dose reductions every 2 weeks until the med can be stopped. ...Read more

Morphine (Definition)

Morphine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Short-acting forumations are taken as needed for pain. Extended-release morphine is for use when around-the-clock ...Read more


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Avinza (Definition)

Avinza is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a ...Read more