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Codeine Allergy Oxycodone
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
DEPENDS: It literally depends on the strength of the dose. It's like asking what weighs more - a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers? There are dosages of the oxycodone and hydrocodone that are relatively equal (supposedly) in potency or pain relieving strength. But medications (and dosages) can affect everyone differently. ...Read more
No: They are two separate pain medications working on different pathways. If taken under the supervision of a doctor they are safe. If they are experimented with they can be lethal. ...Read more
What is the strongest med.: percocet, fentanyl patch, dilaudid, or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?
Depends!: Ok to use for what purpose? Zydone (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a brand of generic hydrocodone plus Acetaminophen (tylenol). In other words, it's used for to control pain that isn't relieved by non-narcotic means. Hydrocodone is an addicting opioid, similar to but less powerful than oxycodone & morphine. ...Read more
Allergic to morphine, vicodin, codeine, nsaids. Chronically ill, looking for pain relief. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is useless. Tramadol ok? Other suggestions?
Painful situation: You have a difficult problem which is not uncommon. You need a concerned physician to review the reactions and what alternatives are available for treatment. Ideally you could see an allergist and a pain specialist to resolve this issue. Also i would be looking into alternative methods of controlling pain such as stress reduction meditation and even possibly acupuncture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes...but?: Anyone with a medical (or dental license) plus a dea controlled substance registration. ...Read more
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 histamine, called mast cells. In sensitive individuals Codeine causes mast cells to release histamine causing flushing, itching, hives, swelling of skin/lips, etc. The sensitivity persists but can pretreat or use fentanyl (less mast cell activation). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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