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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

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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My allergies are kicking my but. I'm coughing like crazy and also have the irritated throught eyes ect. Can I take benadryl (diphenhydramine) with Hycodan?

My allergies are kicking my but. I'm coughing like crazy and also have the irritated throught eyes ect. Can I take benadryl (diphenhydramine) with Hycodan?

Increased sedation: These *may* be taken these together - with certain precautions. They both have the effect of drowsiness, and some people are more susceptible than others. If you become drowsy to both, understand that you're in for a double-whammy. Even if not, it'd be a good idea not to take the first dose in the hours before you have to drive anywhere, but rather in the evening before going to bed. ...Read more

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Can you take allergy medicine with hydrocodone?

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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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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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

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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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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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If I took some hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup will it show up in a drug test as an opiate?

If I took some hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup will it show up in a drug test as an opiate?

Yes: An initial screen will be positive for opiates. Further confirmatory testing will be specific for the metabolites of hydrocodone specifically. ...Read more

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Hycodan (hydrocodone) syrup order online?

Hycodan (hydrocodone) syrup order online?

Absolutly not!: You may hear that some narcotics can be purchased over the counter in mexico or canada but this is not the case in the us. And for good reason. Quality control. ...Read more

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Please tell me what's the diff in hycodan and hydrocodone?

Please tell me what's the diff in hycodan and hydrocodone?

Different ingredient: Both have hydrocodone, usually in 5 mg doses, but Hycodan contains homatropine, another medication used to treat cold symptoms. In high doses, homatrophine can cause severe illness and even death. If you are planning on using Hycodan instead of hydrocodone for whatever purpose (pain or abuse), excessive amounts of Hycodan can be very, very dangerous. So don't. If not, ignore the above. ...Read more

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What r the consequenses for taking excess hycodan (hydrocodone) syrup?

Hycodan (hydrocodone): Respiratory depression, confusion, impaired judgment & decision making, and dependence. ...Read more

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Side effects of hycodan (hydrocodone)?

Quite a variety!: Side effects from Hycodan (hydrocodone) can include swelling, rash, increased eye pressure, conjunctivitis, slow or fast pulse, dry mouth, palpitations, chest pain, arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, heart attack, ekg changes, fainting, agitation, coma, dizziness, mental clouding/depression, euphoria, faintness, restlessness, nervousness, weakness, sedation, seizures, visual disturbances, flushing, sweating, itch, hives, nausea/vomiting, & more. ...Read more

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Is hycodan (hydrocodone) good for a chronic cough?

Is hycodan (hydrocodone) good for a chronic cough?

Hycodan (hydrocodone): No. You should see your doctor concerning why you have a chronic cough and then get proper treatment. There are many causes of chronic cough. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and hycodan?

Is it possible for you to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and hycodan?

Yes: They can be used together as directed by your doctor. The use of them together may increase the sedation experienced. ...Read more

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Which of these cold meds are the most effective, tussionex or hycodan (hydrocodone)?

Depends: Neither is particularly effective. Recent tudies of cough medications have shown that codeine-containing cough medications work about as well as sugar pills (placebo) and other studies show hydrocodone equal to Codeine. Theoretically Hycodan (with an anticholinergic) should work better for productive coughs and tussionex (with an antihistamine) should work better if there's an allergy component. ...Read more

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I had 7 tsp of hycodan (hydrocodone) will I die?

I had 7 tsp of hycodan (hydrocodone) will I die?

You ask this online?: If you were going to die, you almost certainly would have already. If you were taking it with suicidal intent, you need to get help now. If you were taking it because you are abusing hydrocodone, it depends on your level of tolerance. Many people who use these drugs regularly can use 35 mg (the amount usually in 7 tsp) without major problem. For opiate-naive people, it would cause sedation. ...Read more

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What's the difference between hycodan and hydrocodone?

Hycodan (hydrocodone) has addition: Of homatropine, which is a anticholinergic drug used as a drying agent in people with runny noses and other congestive cold symptoms. The hydrocodone in hycodan is in smaller doses that is found with usual hydrocodone being used for pain. The hydrocodone in Hycodan is there for its anti-jussive (cough) effect, not for pain. If you take too much hycodan, you get side effects from too much atropine. ...Read more

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How long is hycodan (hydrocodone) going to stay in my system?

48-72 hours: Not medical advice: Hycodan (hydrocodone) will stay detectable in your system for 48-72 hours. Hycodan (hydrocodone) syrup is an anticholinergic and narcotic cough suppressant combination. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hycodan (hydrocodone) and tussionex?

See below: Hycodan is hydrocodone plus homatropine methylbromide (an anticholinergic, which can decrease mucus production). Tussionex is hydrocodone plus chlorpheniramine (an antihistamine, which help with allergy symptoms). ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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Hycodan (Definition)

Hycodan is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more