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Hydrocodone allergy.. Please help me find a substitute?

Hydrocodone allergy.. Please help me find a substitute?

Try anti-inflamatory: Pain medicine is tricky. That's why there are pain management specialists. There is controversy over the effectiveness and side effects of Darvon if it is still on the market where you are. Sometimes drugs like motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) alleve, or even Aspirin are more effective than you would think. There are side effects to taking too much of these like stomach and kidney issues. Questions, ask dr. ...Read more

Hydrocodone (Definition)

Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Hydrocodone allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Hydrocodone allergy?

Opiate allergy: True allergies to opiates are very rare. Usually we're talking about side effects including nausea, vomiting, constipation and other side effects. and allergic response is a particular diagnosis based on activation of the allergic system which would show up as rashes, swelling, difficulty breathing and other symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hycodan (hydrocodone) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Hycodan (hydrocodone) allergy?

Inflammatory respons: Allergies involve antibodies and other chemicals such as histamine that are produced in response to a substance which cause acute inflammation. Signs include runny nose, watery eyes, itching, rash (hives), nausea and dizziness. In more serious cases, swelling of the face and tongue can develop as well as anaphylactic shock which requires urgent medical intervention. ...Read more

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Hydrocodone allergies--how do they happen?

Hydrocodone allergies--how do they happen?

Peripheral effects: There are several mechanisms, one a true ige allergy to hydrocodone causing an immediate anapylactoid and or anyphlactic response due to mast cell mediation. More commonly the conversion of the hydrocodone to norhydrocodone or hydromorphone causing histamine release by binding to peripheral opioid receptors can cause an allergic like symptomatology or pruritic reaction. ...Read more

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Can you take allergy medicine with hydrocodone?

Maybe: I agree with dr. Juster; use caution when mixing narcotics with allergy meds. But, you need to know that hydrocodone is a natural stimulant leading to mast cells releasing histamine and causing itch. Not a true allergy, rather a side effect from the drug. Anti-itch medications can help but they can also worsen drowsiness. Maybe switching to something else would be best. ...Read more

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Can I take hydrocodone and a non-drowsy allergy medication?

Can I take hydrocodone and a non-drowsy allergy medication?

Yes: Should be ok at normal doses of hydrocodone (5-15 mg per dose, 3-4 times a day). At VERY high doses (more than 120 mg per day), there is a slight risk of heart arrhythmia along with things like ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) or psuedoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) due to an additive effect. ...Read more

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Please answer! could you develop a allergy to hydrocodone after a long period of use?

Please answer! could you develop a allergy to hydrocodone after a long period of use?

Unliky: Quite unliky- if you have developed allergic symptoms after taking the medication for a long period of time it is more likely you are allergic to an inert binder in the pill. There are many generic manufactures of hydrocodone preparations and you may have an allergy to a specific company's product. ...Read more

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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

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I've had 2 bad reactions in the past week after taking hydrocodone and tramadol. Could I suddenly be allergic to both? No history of allergies to eith

I've had 2 bad reactions in the past week after taking hydrocodone and tramadol. Could I suddenly be allergic to both? No history of allergies to eith

Intolerance: Since no description on the reactions or time of onset after taking these pills , it is difficult to tell . However, allergy to these drugs are rare if happen at all . Most adverse reactions are intolerance instead of allergic to these types of drugs. Perhaps a lower dose can be tolerated but you need to talk to your doctor before taking them again. ...Read more

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Can you take Claritin (loratadine) and hydrocodone-homatropine syrup together? I am having really bad allergies and a cough, I am asthmatic as well.

Can you take Claritin (loratadine) and hydrocodone-homatropine syrup together? I am having really bad allergies and a cough, I am asthmatic as well.

CNS depressant : The combination can be sedating. When combined, homatropine and Claritin (loratadine) can cause anticholinergic side effects. If a patient has previously used both medications in the past without any side effects, the combination should be fine in setting of asthma, "real bad allergies" and cough. ...Read more

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If i was.Allergic to a pill how long after taking it would i know i took norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) but i've took vicidion and lortab before what's the chance of allergy?

If i was.Allergic to a pill how long after taking it would i know i took norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) but i've took vicidion and lortab before what's the chance of allergy?

Minutes to hours: If you are allergic to a drug, the reaction usually occurs within minutes and 2 hours. However if the reaction is a rash , it may take several days. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is not a highly allergenic drug although you may get side effects from the opiate it contains. ...Read more

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Had depo-medrol steroid injection on19th for allergies.had shoulder surgery 3 weeks ago. Which painkillers are safe to take?Hydrocodone/acetaminophen?

Had depo-medrol steroid injection on19th for allergies.had shoulder surgery 3 weeks ago. Which painkillers are safe to take?Hydrocodone/acetaminophen?

None interact with: injection, which is a small amount of drug in one spot and not everywhere.
Frankly, the slight risk is the meloxicam (aspirin like drugs potentially increasing the bleeding risk of the injection).
then there are separate issues about the safety of narcotics/tylenol/etc cannot say in your particular case, but generally, safe. ...Read more

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Can children get high off of hycodan (hydrocodone)?

Can children get high off of hycodan (hydrocodone)?

Absolutely. : It's very important to keep adult meds away from kids and teens. Hycodan (hydrocodone) contains a narcotic that when ingested could give a "high", but it could also make people feel sick, nauseated, faint, groggy, have shallow breathing. Used over a long period of time, people get dependent, meaning they get withdrawal symptoms when stopping. It's a medicine to be used with caution. ...Read more

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How can you get off hydrocodone?

Withdrawal: Go see a physician to better answer this question. The causes tgat illicit end the use must first be addressed. ...Read more

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Can i take two 5-500 hydrocodone?

Can i take two 5-500 hydrocodone?

It depends: You can safely take up to 3000mg of Acetaminophen per day. That would mean 6 hydrocodone/acetaminophen 5/500 tablets per day total, 1 every 4 hours, or 2 every 8 hours. But no more than 2 at once. ...Read more

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Why does hydrocodone make me itch?

Why does hydrocodone make me itch?

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

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How to get hydrocodone out of my system?

You can't: Time will. There is nothing that hastens most drugs coming out of the body, no matter what you read about "detox" meds or procedures, enemas, diuretics, laxatives, body cleanses etc etc etc. Hydrocodone is a short-acting drug, and it is gone within less than a day. It's metabolites are gone within a couple-three days. If you have been on higher doses regularly for some time, might take a week. ...Read more

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How can I lower my hydrocodone tolerance?

How can I lower my hydrocodone tolerance?

Tolerance: Hard to undo your physiology. Stop taking hydrocodone or other opiates. Use other meds that don't activate your liver. ...Read more

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Would hydrocodone pills work for coughing?

Would hydrocodone pills work for coughing?

Narcotics....: Narcotics, like hydrocodone, can suppress coughing by decreasing the reflex at the brain level. But, a cough is there for a reason: to rid the lungs of potentially harmful bacteria, viruses, pollen, etc. The treatment for a cough is to treat the reason the cough is there, not to simply suppress it. Suppressing a cough can actually be harmful. See a doctor for treatment for any prolonged cough! ...Read more

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To what extent does hydrocodone affect you?

To what extent does hydrocodone affect you?

Depends: How much we talking about? If a person takes a vicodin every blue moon because of a headache or sprained ankle, it will reduce pain without essentially any other problems. If you are taking 3 tabs five times a day you will be dependent on hydrocodone, and the tylenol (acetaminophen) may be at a level damaging your liver. Dependence is not addiction, but can lead to it, and means you have to be tapered off it. ...Read more

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What is/are the brand name(s) for hydrocodone?

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What is/are the brand name(s) for hydrocodone?

Hydrocodone: Some are Vicodin, Norco, Lortabs, Lorcet, Tussionex, Zydone, etc. , all in combination with analgesics such as Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Please tell me what does hydrocodone do to you?

Pain relief: Oxycodone is a narcotic used for pain relief. Narcotics relieve pain but can cause sedation, addiction, nausea, constipation, delirium, confusion, clouding of judgement, . It can have supra additive effects when combined with other drugs or alcohol. One should not drive or make any critical decisions while taking this drug or any other narcotic. ...Read more

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Is it possible to still order hydrocodone online?

Imitation: If you wish to order something from china, that is not pharmacological grade. Idrocodone vs hydrocodone. ...Read more

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Any tips? What should I replace hydrocodone with?

Replace for what?: If you are prescribed hydrocodone for pain, and it is either no longer working, you need to have a conversation with the prescribing physician about your pain treatment. Treatment should virtually never be just opioids - physical therapy measures, other medications for certain kinds of pain (anticonvulsants for neuopathic pain, certain antidepressants for fibromyalgia etc.) should be used. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the max dose of hydrocodone?

Please help! what is the max dose of hydrocodone?

Trick question: Because there really is no maximum dose of any opioid, but since all hydrocodone is together with tylenol, there is very much a maximal dose of tylenol (acetaminophen). Most hydrocodone containing pills have 5-10 mg of drug, together with at least 325 mg of tylenol. If you take 8 a day you are at the maximum amount of tylenol recommended, and beyond 12/day you are above the maximum dose. ...Read more

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Can i take ibuproen and hydrocodone 5-325 together?

YES: Try to get away from the hydrocodone ....it is an extremely addicting opiate!! (The 325 is some acetominophen and Ibuprofen is an NSAID the two can be taken together)
Hope this is helpful
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Is there a hydrocodone pill with numbers ip 190 on it?

Is there a hydrocodone pill with numbers ip 190 on it?

Pharmacist: Take the med to a pharmacist and ask. If you are unsure, dispose of the medication according to your local community's policies on disposal of medications. Never take any medication that you are unsure of what it is. Do not take prescription medications without a prescription from your doctor. ...Read more

Hydrocodone Allergy (Definition)

True allergies to opiates are very rare. Usually we're talking about side effects including nausea, vomiting, constipation and other side effects. and allergic response is a particular diagnosis based on activation of the allergic system which would show up as rashes, swelling, difficulty ...Read more


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Allergies (Definition)

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