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