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Dextromethorphan 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
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
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
May need chiari decompression surgery. Have a top ns for procedure if necessary. Have codeine allergy. How can pain b controlled post operatively?
No way to know: The only way to know would be formal allergy testing or if you have taken it before. ...Read more
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
What could be causing my severe lower back pain and what should I do about it if I have codeine allergy?
Codeine allergy need to know. I had itching from morphine but ok so far with tylenol (acetaminophen) 3?
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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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Can promethazine with codeine be taken for sore throat and minimal cold/allergy symptoms like sneezing/runny nose?
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
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
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