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Does Codeine Make You Itch
Probably not: It is true that depression causes folks to think to the point where they spend so much time doing that they get onto mental mischief. When that happens every thing they experience can be magnified in intensity, especially little things like itching. Doing things and not thinking so much seems a more productive way to go. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hard to say: Because this is often an "idiosyncratic" reaction to opioids - one with great individual variation, which may be genetic in nature. Opioids cause release of histamine in most people, but it is usually mild; however, in some it is more severe and causes itching, and even hives, flushing and GI problems. Oxycodone does this less, as do some of the synthetic drugs like fentanyl. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
If allergic: Occasionally some people may become allergic to Aspirin although Aspirin intolerance is far more common. If you are allergic to it, then you may get itchy. However i suspect that your itching is more likely from some other factors unless you have noted itching within 2 hrs after taking an Aspirin on more than one occasion. ...Read more
Older ones do: First generation antihistamines (benadryl, clor-pheramine, atarax) cross the blood brain barrier and cause lethargy. Second generation (allegra, claritin, zyrtec, xyzal, (levocetirizine) clarinex) cause the blood brain barrier at a much lesser amount and more targeted to the h1 receptor. ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): around 8 to 12 hoursGet a more detailed answer ›
Night time: If something makes you groggy, take it at night..... ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): It helps rashes that are caused by allergy or it also helps with itching. Medicines are often used for problems beyond what the company advertises or what the fda has approved them for. Many times experiences of patients and doctors will lead to new uses of medicines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid chronic use: The demorol in mpergan can accumlate with fatal consequences if taken repeatedly over a perioid of time. Generally the toxiicity causes seizures and hyper-irritability but you should be aware. ...Read more
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