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Can you take allergy medicine with hydrocodone?

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 (Definition)

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


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Can I take hydrocodone and a non-drowsy allergy medication?

Can I take hydrocodone and a non-drowsy allergy medication?

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

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Can you take Claritin (loratadine) and hydrocodone-homatropine syrup together? I am having really bad allergies and a cough, I am asthmatic as well.

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

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Had depo-medrol steroid injection on19th for allergies. Had shoulder surgery 3 weeks ago. Which painkillers are safe to take? Hydrocodone/acetaminophen?

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

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Hydrocodone allergies--how do they happen?

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

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Hydrocodone allergy. Please help me find a substitute?

Hydrocodone allergy. Please help me find a substitute?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Hydrocodone allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Hydrocodone allergy?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Hycodan (hydrocodone) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Hycodan (hydrocodone) allergy?

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

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Please answer! Could you develop a allergy to hydrocodone after a long period of use?

Please answer! Could you develop a allergy to hydrocodone after a long period of use?

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

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Supposing someone I know has an allergy to codeine (anaphylactic reaction), can they still be safe taking derivatives like hydrocodone?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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What allergy medicine can I take while nursing?

What allergy medicine can I take while nursing?

Loritadine/fexofenad: The long acting loritadine (claritin) and fexofenadine (Allegra) are both well tolerated during beast feeding and have minimal effect on milk production. Their molecular nature makes crossover inn BM minimal. ...Read more

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Can I take cough syrup along work allergy medicine?

Can I take cough syrup along work allergy medicine?

Cough: Generally you can but look to make sure they don't have any of the same ingredients. Depending on the cough syrup and the antihistamine type, they could make you hyper or tired. You can check it on line as well to look for interactions ...Read more

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Is alavert allergy medicine okay to take with alcohol?

Is alavert allergy medicine okay to take with alcohol?

Alavert: Alavert is a antihistamine known also as loratadine. I do not advocate the consumption of alcholol with medication yet no reported serious interactions. ...Read more

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Might I take allergy medicine (allegra) while I'm sick?

Might I take allergy medicine (allegra) while I'm sick?

Probably: I depends on what type of illness it is. Most of the time antihistamines such as Allegra (fexofenadine) are safe. Best to ask your doctor if it is appropriate in your situation. ...Read more

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When should I take allergy medicine allegra (fexofenadine)?

When should I take allergy medicine allegra (fexofenadine)?

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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Would I really need to wait 12 hours to take Claritin (loratadine) 12 hour allergy medicine?

Would I really need to wait 12 hours to take Claritin (loratadine) 12 hour allergy medicine?

Yes: Unless it has a decongestant, it is generally considered safe to take even up to 10 mg of Claritin (loratadine) 4 x a day if needed even though this is 4x the dose approved. But we do use as much as 4x the dose for those who have hives. ...Read more

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Could you really need to wait 12 hours to take Claritin (loratadine) 12 hour allergy medicine?

Could you really need to wait 12 hours to take Claritin (loratadine) 12 hour allergy medicine?

Not really: The Claritin (loratadine) reditab 5 mg will last about 12 hours, but there is no harm to taking one sooner or just go for the 10 mg reditab for 24 hour relief. ...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?

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

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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!

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

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What is considered the most effective allergy medicine to take?

What is considered the most effective allergy medicine to take?

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

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Can I take canesten oral while taking reaction allergy medicine?

Can I take canesten oral while taking reaction allergy medicine?

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

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Please tell me, could I take nyquil and allergy medicine together?

Please tell me, could I take nyquil and allergy medicine together?

Antihistamine: Nyquil has Diphenhydramine in it, I believe, which is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) which is an allergy medicine and causes somnolence. The dose is not high enough and long acting to preclude the use of the daytime, non-drowsy allergy medicine to help you during the day. ...Read more

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Can I take allergy medicine while breastfeeding? Thanks in advance.

Can I take allergy medicine while breastfeeding? Thanks in advance.

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

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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