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Can You Take Allergy Medicine With Hydrocodone
Maybe: I agree with dr. Juster; use caution when mixing narcotics with allergy meds. But, you need to know that hydrocodone is a natural stimulant leading to mast cells releasing histamine and causing itch. Not a true allergy, rather a side effect from the drug. Anti-itch medications can help but they can also worsen drowsiness. Maybe switching to something else would be best. ...Read more
Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more
Yes: Should be ok at normal doses of hydrocodone (5-15 mg per dose, 3-4 times a day). At VERY high doses (more than 120 mg per day), there is a slight risk of heart arrhythmia along with things like ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) or psuedoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) due to an additive effect. ...Read more
Can you take Claritin (loratadine) and hydrocodone-homatropine syrup together? I am having really bad allergies and a cough, I am asthmatic as well.
CNS depressant: The combination can be sedating. When combined, homatropine and Claritin (loratadine) can cause anticholinergic side effects. If a patient has previously used both medications in the past without any side effects, the combination should be fine in setting of asthma, "real bad allergies" and cough. ...Read more
Had depo-medrol steroid injection on19th for allergies. Had shoulder surgery 3 weeks ago. Which painkillers are safe to take? Hydrocodone/acetaminophen?
None interact with:
Injection, which is a small amount of drug in one spot and not everywhere.
Frankly, the slight risk is the meloxicam (aspirin like drugs potentially increasing the bleeding risk of the injection).
then there are separate issues about the safety of narcotics/tylenol/etc cannot say in your particular case, but generally, safe. ...Read more
Peripheral effects: There are several mechanisms, one a true ige allergy to hydrocodone causing an immediate anapylactoid and or anyphlactic response due to mast cell mediation. More commonly the conversion of the hydrocodone to norhydrocodone or hydromorphone causing histamine release by binding to peripheral opioid receptors can cause an allergic like symptomatology or pruritic reaction. ...Read more
Try anti-inflamatory: Pain medicine is tricky. That's why there are pain management specialists. There is controversy over the effectiveness and side effects of Darvon if it is still on the market where you are. Sometimes drugs like motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) alleve, or even Aspirin are more effective than you would think. There are side effects to taking too much of these like stomach and kidney issues. Questions, ask dr. ...Read more
Opiate allergy: True allergies to opiates are very rare. Usually we're talking about side effects including nausea, vomiting, constipation and other side effects. And allergic response is a particular diagnosis based on activation of the allergic system which would show up as rashes, swelling, difficulty breathing and other symptoms. ...Read more
Inflammatory respons: Allergies involve antibodies and other chemicals such as histamine that are produced in response to a substance which cause acute inflammation. Signs include runny nose, watery eyes, itching, rash (hives), nausea and dizziness. In more serious cases, swelling of the face and tongue can develop as well as anaphylactic shock which requires urgent medical intervention. ...Read more
Unliky: Quite unliky- if you have developed allergic symptoms after taking the medication for a long period of time it is more likely you are allergic to an inert binder in the pill. There are many generic manufactures of hydrocodone preparations and you may have an allergy to a specific company's product. ...Read more
Supposing someone I know has an allergy to codeine (anaphylactic reaction), can they still be safe taking derivatives like hydrocodone?
No: If they truly had anaphylaxis to codeine, almost any other opiate will do the same thing, because they are all chemically closely related and are metabolized to Codeine and morphine, which is actually the active product that reduces pain. There are non-opiate medications (opioids) like meperidine, fentanyl, Methadone and others that are different and should not cause reactions. ...Read more
I've had 2 bad reactions in the past week after taking hydrocodone and tramadol. Could I suddenly be allergic to both? No history of allergies to eith
Intolerance: Since no description on the reactions or time of onset after taking these pills, it is difficult to tell. However, allergy to these drugs are rare if happen at all. Most adverse reactions are intolerance instead of allergic to these types of drugs. Perhaps a lower dose can be tolerated but you need to talk to your doctor before taking them again. ...Read more
If I was. Allergic to a pill how long after taking it would I know I took norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) but I've took vicidion and lortab before what's the chance of allergy?
Minutes to hours: If you are allergic to a drug, the reaction usually occurs within minutes and 2 hours. However if the reaction is a rash, it may take several days. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is not a highly allergenic drug although you may get side effects from the opiate it contains. ...Read more
Without food: Fexofenadine (allegra) comes in 2 doses for adults, 60 mg. And 180 mg. The 60 mg dose is taken twice a day, every 12 hr. The 180 mg dose is taken once a day, usually in the morning and it is more effective than 60 mg, 2x/day. Fexofenadine should always be taken 1 hr. Before food because food, especially fatty food, interferes with fexofenadine absorption. ...Read more
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My daughter has a cough due to allergies, can she take cough and allergy medicine at the same time?
Hard to say: You have not listed the age of the child and the meds involved, it matters. Some allergy meds will thicken secretions and make the mucous harder for a kid to couch out. We generally don't recommend many of these for kids under 6, more because they don't do much and some kids self medicate and end up in the ER with overdose symptoms. The more info you supply, the better info we can provide. ...Read more
I have bad sinus problems daily. Is it ok to take allergy medicine every day? Or is that harmful? Is there anything else that could help? Thanks!
Chronic sinusitis: Is a common condition. This condition interferes with drainage and causes mucus to build up and causes difficulty breathing. If you have had sinusitis a number of times, and the condition fails to respond to the allergy medicine it is time to see the ENT for possible surgical exploration. ...Read more
Depends: The most frequently used and most available without a prescription are antihistamines. The new generation ones (zyrtec, claritin, allegra, xyzal, (levocetirizine) clarinex) are safe and effective. The most effective treatments for allergic rhinitis are nasal steroid sprays. The strongest allergy medication would likely be considered oral steroids like prednisone, but the significant side effects limit is use. ...Read more
No: Not if you are taking allergy medicine for canesten oral ingredients, nor take it if you are taking astemezole, or have terfenadine laying around since it has been off market for couple of years now (also known as seldane). ...Read more
No: Similar ingredients. Take one or the other. ...Read more
I have terrible allergies and I usually take Alavert but it doesn't seem to be helping me anymore what allergy medicine do you suggest will work?
Nasal?: For nasal symptoms, a nasal steroid will likely work better but may take a few days. ...Read more
Yes.: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: It is best to check with your child's doctor and your doctor as to what is most appropriate for your situation. ...Read more
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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