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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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Is it actually true that dimenhydrinate will stop or help the itching side effects codeine?

Is it actually true that dimenhydrinate will stop or help the itching side effects codeine?

Diphenhydramine: Aka Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an anti-histamine that helps block the h1-histamine receptor that leads to itch but beware that it lasts for only 4-6 hours and will cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Benign side effect: Itching is a common narcotic side effect. It does not mean that you are allergic to codeine. The itching may improve if you take an antihistamine. If the codeine makes you drowsy, choose one of the non-sedating antihistamines available over the counter. ...Read more

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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

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Can fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) #3 cause itching?

Can fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) #3 cause itching?

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

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Chronic cough in a 65 year-old semi-retired computer software engineer living in Las Vegas. How to resolve the cough and prevent recurrences.....?

Chronic cough in a 65 year-old semi-retired computer software engineer living in Las Vegas. How to resolve the cough and prevent recurrences.....?

Chronic Cough: 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

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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 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?

Allergy: Sound like a reaction to the medication. Itching can usually be helped with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) otc. Just follow the directions on the package. You should also call the doc who gave you the medicine to let them know your symptoms. ...Read more

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Does codeine makes you high?

Yes.: This is one reason why people gets addicted to this drug. ...Read more

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Are DXM and codeine similar?

Are DXM and codeine similar?

No: Codeine is an opioid precursor that the body converts to Morphine. So its basically morphine. DXM is DXM and it is closer to ketamine in action. ...Read more

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Can you buy any form of codeine otc?

Can you buy any form of codeine otc?

Codeine: Codeine is a narcotic, a controlled substance. It's available by prescription only. ...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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Why does codeine increase my appetite?

Why does codeine increase my appetite?

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

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What are differing reactions to codeine?

What are differing reactions to codeine?

Codeine Side Effects: All of the opiates, including codeine, can cause nausea, vomiting, itching, constipation and sleepiness, and respiratory depression up to the point where you stop breathing and die. True allergic reactions to Codeine are rare but can occur. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about codeine linctus?

What can you tell me about codeine linctus?

Codeine linctus: Hello. This is used to suppress dry annoying hacking cough. Codeine is the active ingredient. (15mg in 5ml solution). Codeine is capable of suppressing the cough reflex in the central nervous system. ...Read more

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What are some medicines that contain codeine?

What are some medicines that contain codeine?

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

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How much time dose codeine stay in your system?

How much time dose codeine stay in your system?

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

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If I stop taking codeine will my tolerance drop?

If I stop taking codeine will my tolerance drop?

If you have: Developed "tolerance", you may be addicted in which case stopping "cold turkey" may be a problem! Discuss with your Primary Care Provider!

Hope this is helpful!

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What will happen if you mix temezpam with codeine?

What will happen if you mix temezpam with codeine?

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

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How much codeine would I need to get a killer high?

How much codeine would I need to get a killer high?

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

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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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How long does it take to get top effect from codeine?

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

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Why do people chose codeine? What purpose does it have?

Why do people chose codeine? What purpose does it have?

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

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What to do if I am highly alergic to codeine and opaites.?

What to do if I am highly alergic to codeine and opaites.?

Ensure It's Allergy: Codeine and opiates can cause non-allergic itching or hives. In fact before allergists could use histamine as a positive control for allergy testing they used codeine as a substitute because if you poke it into the skin, it creates a red itchy bump. ...Read more

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How many apap codeine pills can you take without overdose?

How many apap codeine pills can you take without overdose?

Depends...: Individual sensitivities vary, with rare cases of overdose from just two pills. Never take more than prescribed. ...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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Help please! What drug contains codeine and how can I get it?

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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Is it possible that some people do not get affected by codeine?

Is it possible that some people do not get affected by codeine?

No: Well, the answer is complicated. Its like asking : is it possible that some people don't get affected by alcohol?
Both are drugs and their affect will vary depending on an individual and their BMI (Body mass index). ...Read more