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Does Codeine Make You Itch
I am currently taking acetominophen with codeine 300 mg for a hurt foot and it has caused some itching. Not horrible, just annoying. Is this normal?
Codeine allergy need to know. I had itching from morphine but ok so far with tylenol (acetaminophen) 3?
Narcotic itch: Great question. Any narcotic (or opioid medication) can cause the side effect of itching. If the itching is severe, you may have to change to a different medication. Many other things can cause itching too. If you continue to have itching after stopping the medication, then you have to rule out other potential offending agents. ...Read more
Chronic cough in a 65 year-old semi-retired computer software engineer living in Las Vegas. How to resolve the cough and prevent recurrences.....?
65 year old East Asian American gentleman presents with persistent cough lasting about 2 weeks but now has persisted >8 weeks at night. No complaint of fever, night sweats, hemoptysis. Cough relieved by sitting up.
Assessment and plan.
Chronic cough that does not go away can be a sign of tuberculosis or pertussis. You need to have a TB test ...Read more
Why does codeine make me itch? I have been taking it in a cough syrup for about one week and it is getting worse.
Perhaps: You are allergic to it.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have itchy skin rashes over my thighs, legs, arms, and elbows, ever since I took paracetamol-codeine tablets. What can I use for this intense itch?
I can only guess: Sometimes appetite is increased when anxiety is less and opioids are known to reduce anxiety. While codeine is a "mild" opioid some people are quite sensitive. That's my best guess. Careful though, because I think this sensitivity to codeine might put you at greater risk of becoming addicted to it. ...Read more
Codeine in the mix:
Codeine is bundled with different meds (not OTC meds) for suppression effect.
It's with Tylenol (acetaminophen) for moderate to severe pain. Alters how brain perceives pain.
It's combined with promethazine to suppress cough.
It's in Soma compound. Alters how brain perceives pain.
It's in Fioricet. Decrease perception of headache pain Because codeine is an opioid, it has abuse and addiction risks. ...Read more
Codeine only 1 day: The short half-life of Codeine in serum is only 2-4 hours. It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system. 4*6/24=1 days. The Codeine will stay in your system for about 1 days. Take this opportunity and stay clean. ...Read more
Temazepam?: "Using codeine together with temazepam may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. " (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=718-0, 2153-0) ...Read more
Killer is the word: This is a terrible goal! The risks of a lethal overdose are greater than the chances of having a great time. Never misuse Rx drugs w/out knowing that you are doing a foolish thing. I guess there are no totally safe ways to get high but there are better ones than this. Take yourself and your wellbeing seriously - consider some counseling. You deserve a better chance at a good life! ...Read more
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
An hour or so: It starts to take affect in about half an hour and peaks in a couple of hours. Stays around for about 4-5 hrs. ...Read more
Pain relief: Codeine may be used to treat mild-to-moderate pain which is not relieved by nonopioid analgesics. However, codeine can slow or even stop your breathing, and this drug may be habit-forming. Misusing codeine can cause addiction, overdose or even death, particularly in a child or other person who uses this drug without a prescription. I am available to consult with you further on HealthTap. ...Read more
Codeine: Codeine is a controlled substance. It is in many medications by prescription only. Please contact your doctors to discuss it further. ...Read more
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