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Cause Of Hydrocodone Allergy
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I've been diagnosed w/ angioedema. I didn't tell my derm i've been taking 3 hydrocodone/day for years. Could it be the cause?
Maybe: Hydrocodone can cause release of histamine and swelling. It is unlikely that you are experiencing swelling from hydrocodone after years of taking it but it is a possibility. To eliminate hyrdrocodone as a suspect it would be necessary to stop it for a about a week. I suspect that may not be easy for you so in the meantime have your doctor continue to evaluate you for other possibilities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can stopping hydrocodone after taking it on and off for a few months for a toothache cause seizures never took more than 2 pills a day?
Get diagnosed: First off, my collegue gave you great advice regarding your seizures. But taking hydrocodone for a few months because of a toothache? What's up with that? Pain meds are meant for short term only until you get to a dentist. See a dentist asa p for the toothache to be diagnosed and treated! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Prescribed both Ativan 1mg twice daily, and a long acting Hydrocodone (Hysingla ER 20mg). I've read combining these can cause problems. Safe?
Probably safe: Combining benzodiazepines (like Ativan) and opioids (like hydrocodone) can lead to respiratory depression, meaning you don't want to breathe. That can be dangerous. But at those low doses, and esp if you take the hydrocodone in the morning, it should be safe to use at those doses. When are you going to stop taking those medications? ...Read more
I had an allergic reaction to a vicoprophen 10 but i was on hydrocodone for awhile and i take ipebrophen with no reactions what can cause this?
Describe reactions.: What type of reactions did you have since many adverse reactions may just be coincidental or simply an intolerance? Since both of these drugs "irritate" the stomach, a stomach upset would not be considered an allergic reaction. A truly allergic reaction to either of the two drugs is very rare. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was prescribed hydrocodone for pain and i took some at 3 this morn and need to know how long to wait to take a goody powder cause the acetaminophen ?
Avoiding tylenol (acetaminophen) tox: Goody's Extra Strength contains 260 mg of acetaminophen. Hydrocodone comes in 5mg, 7.5mg, and 10mg doses with 325mg, 500mg, 750mg and 1000mg of acetaminophen. Please check your prescription bottle for the amount of acetaminophen per pill. Tylenol can be taken every 4-6 hours with max less than 2 gm/24hrs recommended to avoid liver toxicity. Divide 2000mg by the pill strength = max doses per day. ...Read more
Just had a urine test and my biliruben was large what causes that, I've been on meds for 4 years for back issues. I take lyraca75 hydrocodone/ etolodac?
May or may not be: Related to your medications. In some people who are very sensitive to the effect, opioids (including hydrocodone) can cause spasm of the bile ducts which can elevate the level of bile in urine. One might expect to have right upper quadrant pain if this were happening, but it might be silent. Your doctor should check your liver enzymes, including direct and total bilirubin and alk phos. ...Read more
Yes: One can experience more of drowsiness/lethargy than fatigue and depending on the dose of hydrocodone that one has taken. The symptoms will also depend on whether or not one has been on the medication for any length of time. Thus if one has just started taking the medication, there is likely hood of symptoms but these should pass with time if one stays on the medication. ...Read more
Yes and other causes: There are many causes of esophagitis, including drinking alcohol. Acid production in the stomach, with reflux and heartburn can cause esophagitis too. Do not guess at the cause of esophagitis, and allow your doctor a chance to figure out the cause. Only then can you find the right treatment. With that said, alcohol may make esophagitis from another cause - even worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking hydrocodone and morphine for pain. Im tolerant of the former and the morphine causes a strong histamine reaction. What else can I try?
Depends: This depends totally on the patient, their metabolism, other medications, tolerance to narcotics, and recent opioid-antagonist use. ...Read more
Use dependent: All opioids can cause euphoria or altered mental status. This is usually more a result of how rapid the medication is absorbed into your system. If you are taking pain medications and experience a euphoria, you should discuss this with your doc. This could lead to abuse and addiction and a medication change would be recommended. If you are not willing to change then you already have a problem. ...Read more
Yes: They are both opioids, .Get a more detailed answer ›
Suspect OK: Suspect OK it may be wise to check with your physician are the manufacturer. More important is why did you have to take it. ...Read more
Yes to liver problem: Hydrocodone when in combination with tylenol (acetaminophen) can be injurious to liver. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the culprit in this regard and the guidelines are that the ingested tylenol (acetaminophen) quantity should not exceed 4 gm/day. I am not aware of any known tylenol (acetaminophen) injuries to the kidneys. ...Read more
Can I take hydrocodone for pain from colitis that's caused by cdiff, or is this dangerous because of the toxic megacolon risk?
Yes I've been taking hydrocodone 10/325 and I've developed a red pen points on both my arms almost like ponples what could be the cause of this?
Pen point rash: Limited information.When was th hydrocodone started?Other medications? Would seek medical attention today as soon as possible. It could be a drug reaction that results in low platelets which increases bleeding risk, or just an unusual rash.It should be evaluated today as soon as possible in ER/urgent care. ...Read more
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 ...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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