Top
30
Doctor insights on: Dextromethorphan Codeine Allergy

Share
1

1
Can you outgrow your codeine allergy?

Can you outgrow your codeine allergy?

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 more

Dr. John Chiu
2,638 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Codeine allergy what can I use instead?

Codeine allergy what can I use instead?

There are several: Other forms of pain meds your doctor may counsel you on. ...Read more

4

4
I have a codeine allergy (itchingrashvomiting). I've taken darvocet before. What is available for me to take now? Synthetics cause the same reaction

I have a codeine allergy (itchingrashvomiting). I've taken darvocet before. What is available for me to take now? Synthetics cause the same reaction

Codeine Allergy: First of all, there is no need to worry about darvocet since it and other Propoxyphene containing products no longer is on the market. The reactions you describe with Codeine are adverse effects, not allergies. If you truly need an opiate analgesic, pretreatment with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can reduce or eliminate the itching cased by opiates in some patients. ...Read more

5

5
May need chiari decompression surgery. Have a top ns for procedure if necessary. Have codeine allergy. How can pain b controlled post operatively?

May need chiari decompression surgery. Have a top ns for procedure if necessary. Have codeine allergy. How can pain b controlled post operatively?

Many ways: There are many pain medication that do not include codeine. As long as your doctors are aware of your allergies, they will prescribe the proper pain medication for you. ...Read more

6

6
Can you tell me how to know if I have a codeine allergy?

Can you tell me how to know if I have a codeine allergy?

No way to know: The only way to know would be formal allergy testing or if you have taken it before. ...Read more

7

7
Why did I develop a codeine allergy after taking it for 40 yrs?

Why did I develop a codeine allergy after taking it for 40 yrs?

Dose related?: Many side effects of narcotic medications are not allergy, and are more likely at higher doses. They are a direct effect of the drug. Nausea, vomiting, itching and hives are all dose related direct effects of narcotic medications. If you have been taking narcotics for 20 years, you are more likely to need higher doses to achieve pain control and are at higher risk of the adverse effects also. ...Read more

8

8
What can I do with the pain from surgery if codeine allergy?

What can I do with the pain from surgery if codeine allergy?

Hydrocodone: Try. You can try hydrocodone. It is synthetic codeine. You may be ok. Www. Drlugo. Com. ...Read more

9

9
What could be causing my severe lower back pain and what should I do about it if I have codeine allergy?

What could be causing my severe lower back pain and what should I do about it if I have codeine allergy?

Many possibilities: There areany causes of low back pain. Without more history I can't be of much help. There are many medications from nsaids to muscle relaxers to opioids you can take even with a Codeine allergy. ...Read more

10

10
Codeine allergy need to know. I had itching from morphine but ok so far with tylenol (acetaminophen) 3?

Codeine allergy need to know. I had itching from morphine but ok so far with tylenol (acetaminophen) 3?

Itching w/ narcotics: Itching is a frequent side effect of narcotic medications and is more likely at higher doses. It is not an allergic mechanism. Narcotics bind to the opioid receptor on mast cells causing them to release histamine, and the result is itching and possibly hives. ...Read more

15

15
Okay so I did take a 3 ml full bottel of delsym (dextromethorphan). I took 2 little measuring cups of codeine too. I'm still kinda buzzing and light headed.?

What's the question?: I understand The combination of medications you took, however, there is no question in the rest of your statement. If you would like to ask a question about your situation please rephrase and resubmit. ...Read more

17

17
Is promethazine codeine used for allergies also?

Is promethazine codeine used for allergies also?

Narcotics: This is a anti-causea medicine with a narcotic. Nothing in it is to treat allergies or any symptoms from allergies. The answer is absolutely not. ...Read more

18

18
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

19

19
I am currently on glimpiride armour & fluoxetine. I also am allergic to codeine. What pain med can I take that won't react to my meds & allergy?

I am currently on glimpiride armour & fluoxetine. I also am allergic to codeine. What pain med can I take that won't react to my meds & allergy?

You have many: Of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs that u can use including acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac and meloxicam. There are other narcotic medications not related to codeine or hydrocodone, which you should avoid unless you have no other choices. Some of these narcotics may react with your fluoxetine. Best to see a healthcare provider so they can sort these out. ...Read more

20

20
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

21

21
Are there any doctors that are comfortable with giving me a prescription for prometh with codeine syrup? For allergies, sinus pressure, cough, and pain

Are there any doctors that are comfortable with giving me a prescription for prometh with codeine syrup? For allergies, sinus pressure, cough, and pain

No: Doctors will never prescribe meds for patients they have never seen. This site is designed to answer questions, not to provide meds over the internet. ...Read more

22

22
I would like to be prescribed to promethazine w/codeine for my allergies, sneezing cough, insomnia, restlessness, agitation, anti-pshychotic effects..

I would like to be prescribed to promethazine w/codeine for my allergies, sneezing cough, insomnia, restlessness, agitation, anti-pshychotic effects..

Prescriptions: If you see your physician, s/he will take your history and examine you -- and also order any diagnostic tests that might help diagnose your condition. Sounds like you've been reading up on the possible effects of Promethazine w/codeine -- but your doctor will be the one to determine what, if anything, s/he feels is appropriate to prescribe. Best wishes. ...Read more

23

23
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

24

24
Can promethazine with codeine be taken for sore throat and minimal cold/allergy symptoms like sneezing/runny nose?

Can promethazine with codeine be taken for sore throat and minimal cold/allergy symptoms like sneezing/runny nose?

No: This is a medication used for cough and for pain. Not for mild symptoms as you describe. It is a narcotic and should be used for the purpose and for the person it was prescribed to according to Federal law. ...Read more

25

25
Symptoms of a dextromethorphan allergy?

Symptoms of a dextromethorphan allergy?

Not likely: Delsym (dextromethorphan) can cause adverse reactions in some people, such as nausea, dizziness, fatigue or abdominal pain. These are infrequent in nature. I am not aware of any cases of dextramethorphan allergy. ...Read more

26

26
Could you have delsym (dextromethorphan) allergy?

Could you have delsym (dextromethorphan) allergy?

Not likely: Delsym (dextromethorphan) can cause adverse reactions in some people, such as nausea, dizziness, fatigue or abdominal pain. These are infrequent in nature. I am not aware of any cases of dextramethorphan allergy. ...Read more

27

27
What is the definition or description of: Delsym (dextromethorphan) allergy?

Delsym allergy: Delsym (dextromethorphan) is used in the treatment of non-productive coughs. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse reactions see: https://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/delsym-extended-release-liquid. Html ...Read more

28

28
What is the definition or description of: Benylin (dextromethorphan) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Benylin (dextromethorphan) allergy?

Dextromethorphan: Is a medication used as a cough suppressant in various cough/cold preparations. Allergy is the immune system's over-reaction to various stimuli (antigens), and can occur with any drug, usually with very low probability. Allergic reaction can range in severity from mild (hives) to life-threatening (anaphylaxis). ...Read more

29

29
What are the symptoms of a dextromethorphan allergy in general so I can compare?

Rash, breathing: Dextromethorphan can cause direct histamine release, resulting in a rash, nausea, dizziness, and breathing difficulty. At high doses hallucination are possible. ...Read more

30

30
Hi, have terrible allergies and a cold Took delsym and benadryl (diphenhydramine) not getting much relief. Can I take symbcort now?

Hi, have terrible allergies and a cold Took delsym and benadryl (diphenhydramine) not getting much relief. Can I take symbcort now?

Regular medication: If you have cold symptoms it is more important than ever to take your regularly scheduled allergy/asthma medication. Delsym and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be taken at the same time but if not helping, please call your doctor and discuss which part of your asthma action plan should be used. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Holtman
249 Doctors shared insights

Dextromethorphan (Definition)

Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
95 Doctors shared insights

Benylin (Definition)

Benylin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more