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Difference between T3 (liothyronine) (codeine 30mg) and vicodin (hydrocodone 5mg).... Pros cons which is strong which lasts longer?

Difference between T3 (liothyronine) (codeine 30mg) and vicodin (hydrocodone 5mg).... Pros cons which is strong which lasts longer?

Same diff: Same class (iii) and are equianalgesic (eg 1 5/325 vicodin = 1 t#3). Vicodin has hydrocodone, man made Codeine good for people who can't tolerate codeine. Sad thing? Usa = 2% of worlds population, uses 98% of the worlds vicodin prescriptions. Be careful about using short-acting narcotics for non-malignant pain. It's generally a bad long-term answer. ...Read more

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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

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What pain meds can I take if I'm allergic to vicodin, percocet, morphine, darvocet, and codeine?

What pain meds can I take if I'm allergic to vicodin, percocet, morphine, darvocet, and codeine?

Pain: Make sure that ur not dealing with side effects which at times can be controlled and not a true allergic reaction that is life threatening as this list of allergies is unusual ...Read more

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I had a fairly severe allergic reaction to morphine. I am also allergic to vicodin, codeine, and nsaids. Is tramadol/ultram safe? I have read conflicting things.

I had a fairly severe allergic reaction to morphine. I am also allergic to vicodin, codeine, and nsaids. Is tramadol/ultram safe? I have read conflicting things.

True allergic: Reaction to meds presents with itching, hives, chest pain, shortness of breath and choking sensation. If u had nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea etc, these are side effects to the drug and not an allergic reaction. Tramadol should be fine if u were allergic to the other drugs. Discuss details with your dr. Take care! Http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/tramadol. ...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?

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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Truly allergic to Morphine, Vicodin, Codeine & NSAIDS. Hives, flushing. Would Percocet or Oxycodone be safe for me? Surgery soon & mult health probs.

Truly allergic to Morphine, Vicodin, Codeine & NSAIDS. Hives, flushing. Would Percocet or Oxycodone be safe for me? Surgery soon & mult health probs.

Opioids allergy: Mostly isn't true allergy, however you need to be evaluated first by the anesthesiologist who is is going to care for you during the surgery, who may ask for an allergist input for which drug can be used, percocet an oxycodone are the same family as morphine and codeine, good luck ...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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Hives, rashes & flushing from Morphine, Vicodin, Codeine & NSAIDS. Would Tramadol be safe, and is it effective for post-op pain (gallbladder removal)?

Hives, rashes & flushing from Morphine, Vicodin, Codeine & NSAIDS. Would Tramadol be safe, and is it effective for post-op pain (gallbladder removal)?

Consult your surgeon: These are prescription narcotics. Please review w the surgeon who removed the gallbladder. Mixing your own meds is dangerous and could result in death. Talk to your surgeon for faster pain relief safely. ...Read more

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How does the strength of codeine compare to hydrocodone?

How does the strength of codeine compare to hydrocodone?

There are many rules: And they are all inaccurate, because the individual differences in how these drugs are metabolized are so great that odds are good any table is going to be wrong. However, in general, codeine is the least potent of all the opioids, with 60 mg being the equivalent of 5 mg of oxycodone and probably 7.5 mg of hydrocodone ON AVERAGE. This is if taken by mouth. IM codeine is more potent - about twice. ...Read more

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Is there a conversion rule for determing the strength of codeine compared to hydrocodone?

Is there a conversion rule for determing the strength of codeine compared to hydrocodone?

There are many rules: And they are all inaccurate, because the individual differences in how these drugs are metabolized are so great that odds are good any table is going to be wrong. However, in general, codeine is the least potent of all the opioids, with 60 mg being the equivalent of 5 mg of oxycodone and probably 7.5 mg of hydrocodone ON AVERAGE. This is if taken by mouth. IM codeine is more potent - about twice. ...Read more

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Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) and vicodin together several times with no problem. This isn't a bad mix is it? Dex can increase strength of vicodin????

Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) and vicodin together several times with no problem. This isn't a bad mix is it? Dex can increase strength of vicodin????

Mixing medication: Vicodin is a very stong medication and you should avoid taking it unless you are having severe pain and you should avoid taking it with Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine). Are you seeing a pain management specialist? You should ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between hydrocodone apap 7.5-750 and vicodin extra strength?

Non- narcotic amount: I think the difference is in the amount of Acetaminophen in this combined preparation. The amount of narcotic painkiller (hydrocodone) is most likely the same, 7.5 mg. ...Read more

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Would kroger brand xtra strength pain relief pm be a good over-the-counter drug to take for my knee replacement instead of vicodin?

Would kroger brand xtra strength pain relief pm be a good over-the-counter drug to take for my knee replacement instead of vicodin?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Arthritis strength tylenol (acetaminophen) is helpful. Vicodin (hydrocodone) is a narcotic and the chronic use of narcotics for pain control can cause serious side effects, including narcotic dependence, narcotic tolerance, and hyperalgesia (hyspersensitivity to pain). This class of drugs should not be used to treat arthritis pain unless no other options are effective. ...Read more

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What is effect of codeine on children?

What is effect of codeine on children?

Codeine: Codeine, at the proper dosage, can relieve pain and suppress cough. However, it can also cause a child to stop breathing when used during the post-operative period (after surgery). Frequent usage can cause addiction. ...Read more

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Took 120mg codeine phostate by mistake will I be ok?

Took 120mg codeine phostate by mistake will I be ok?

A high single dose: But how well you do, may depend on if you take a medication like this long term and what dose or if you have only just started taking this. If you are really worried you should let your doctor know and they can guide you too. But if you are going to run into trouble you may notice sedation, drowsiness, nausea, itching, nausea/vomiting and other things too. This may prompt you to go to the ER. ...Read more

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What to do if I got prescribed codeine what's it going to do?

What to do if I got prescribed codeine what's it going to do?

Pain Medicine: It will help relief your pain. However it can have several side effects like sedation, fatigue, constipation, urinary retention, etc. If you have any of these side effects talk with your doctor to consider alternatives. ...Read more

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What are side effects of codeine?

What are side effects of codeine?

Similar to morphine: Codiene is classed as an opiate. The parent drug of this class is morphine. The side effects are similar for all drugs in the class and include itching, nausea, vomiting, euphoria, drowsiness, dry mouth, depression, urinary retention (difficulty urinating) and constipation. A potentially serious side effect is respiratory depression or a slowing of respirations leading to respiratory arrest. ...Read more

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What cough syrups contain codeine?

What cough syrups contain codeine?

Prescription only...: There are no over the counter cough syrups containing codeine. You need a prescription from a doctor for a cough med with Codeine in it. ...Read more

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Does meclizine have codeine in it?

Does meclizine have codeine in it?

No: Meclizine is an antihistamine medication that is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness induced by motion sickness. Meclizine is also used for vertigo. ...Read more

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I'm addicted to codeine please help?

Detox: Seek a license professional that can help with your detoxification. Most md are not trained or equipped to handle these problems. And stay out of southern ohio. ...Read more

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Are there are cough syrups without codeine?

Are there are cough syrups without codeine?

Yes: Dextramethorphan also seen on labels as "dm" is a common non-narcotic cough suppressant. It is marketed as delsym (dextromethorphan). Before using cough suppressant medications, check with your physician to assess the cause of the cough so it can be treated directly rather than just suppressing it. ...Read more

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Is tramacet in the same league as codeine?

Sort of: Tramacet (we in the States call it Ultracet) is a combination of Ultram (Tramadol) and paracetamol. Tramadol activates opiate receptors in the body, reducing pain, but not in the brain. Since it doesn't produce a "high", its addictive properties are less than that of codeine. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Codeine and codon. Are they interchangeable?

Codeine and codon. Are they interchangeable?

Unlikely: Not sure that codon exists but if you mean oxycodone that is quite different than codeine. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is codeine a good downer for speed?

I need your expertise, is codeine a good downer for speed?

Please get clean: You're 32 years old and you have many good years ahead of you, but only if you are able to put "speed" (meth or one of its relatives) away. It has devastating effects on your body, and the way you phrase your question indicates you are already using various controlled substances without supervision. Somebody loves you, reeb. For their sake, if not your own, please get clean. ...Read more

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To reduce the pain from a toothache would codeine be effective?

To reduce the pain from a toothache would codeine be effective?

Get it checked first: Codeine is a centrally acting, narcotic drug used to manage moderate levels of pain. Although it may be helpful in relieving your toothache pain it may also be masking a serious underlying problem. Get it checked by a dentist asap. ...Read more

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Can codeine damage liver?

Yes: Combination of Acetaminophen with Codeine can lead to hepatotoxicity or liver damage. ...Read more

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Why is codeine a stimulant?

Why is codeine a stimulant?

No: Codeine is a narcotic and is used for moderate to severe pain. It is not a stimulant. ...Read more

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How can I quit codeine intake?

How can I quit codeine intake?

Codeine: Slow weaning process, Codeine is metabolized by your body to morphine. You should consult a medical specialist if having dependency / abuse issues ...Read more

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Does Cheratussin AC have codeine?

AC = Codeine: Never use this medication without a proper doctor's prescription. ...Read more

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Is codeine good for nerve pain?

Is codeine good for nerve pain?

Not my first choice: Would not normally use codeine for any reason clinically other than for recalcitrant cough. Opioids for nerve pain not the best approach, but drug Nucynta is approved for diabetic nerve pain. Prefer gabapentin, Lyrica, Cymbalta, or even Savella (milnacipran). ...Read more

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Can you get codeine without tylenol?

Can you get codeine without tylenol?

Yes but it will: Require a restricted prescription from a provider with controlled substance approval. ...Read more

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How can Ultram mimic a mild codeine?

How can Ultram mimic a mild codeine?

Receptor action: In "mimick" if you are referring to the pain relieving qualities, ultram is thought to have some effect at the same body receptor (mu receptor) as opioids do. Always discuss questions such as these with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Where can I buy promethazine codeine?

Where can I buy promethazine codeine?

Promethazine codeine: You can purchase this from a pharmacy with a prescription from a medical provider. ...Read more

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Does promethazine have codeine in it?

Does promethazine have codeine in it?

No: Promethazine is an antihistamine, similar to benadryl (diphenhydramine). It frequently is combined with dextromethorphan or Codeine to suppress coughing in prescription or otc medications. ...Read more

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Why does codeine make your head itchy?

Why does codeine make your head itchy?

Codeine: Codeine is a narcotic and can cause itchiness. It is thought to be the effect of histamine release. ...Read more

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Can you take antihistamine with codeine?

Can you take antihistamine with codeine?

Yes: There is a medication called tussionex that combines an older antihistamine (chlorpheniramine) with hydrodocone (similar to codeine). This medication is especially effective for severe irritant cough. It is important to carefully follow dosing directions. ...Read more

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Does alcohol interact badly with codeine?

Does alcohol interact badly with codeine?

Are you serious?: If you are actually doing this, please see an addiction specialist as soon as possible. You are at great risk of overdose and death. ...Read more

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How can codeine addiction affect my body?

How can codeine addiction affect my body?

Same as any opiate: The long-term physical effects are predominantly constipation, edema, potential reduction of testosterone and estrogen, and (in higher doses) potential for heart arrhythmias. The biggest problem is physical dependency and addiction, and withdrawal when you can't get your drug. Equally problematic are the legal issues, including crime to obtain drug, getting arrested, prison, family breakup etc. ...Read more