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What is the definition or description of: Levorphanol tartrate allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Levorphanol tartrate allergy?

Levorphanol: Is an opiod analgesic. Allergy is the immune system's over-reaction to various stimuli (antigens), and can occur with any drug, but rare with levorphanol. Allergic reaction can range in severity from mild (hives) to life-threatening (anaphylaxis). ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between vicodin and levorphanol?

Please help! What is the difference between vicodin and levorphanol?

Old vs new: Vicodin is a newer drug, Levorphanol older drug. Vicodin has shorter action, Levorphanol has longer action. All narcotics should be taken as prescribed by md. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! What can you tell me about levorphanol?

Need doctor's help! What can you tell me about levorphanol?

Narcotic: Levorphanol is a narcotic like morphine but 4-8 times more potent and lasts longer than morphine. Its half life is 11-16 hours and has addiction/ dependency potential like other narcotics. It is generally used for severe chronic pain or neuropathic pain that has not been relieved by other more common narcotic analgesics. ...Read more

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Oxycodone, hydrocodone and morpine cause hives, could levorphanol do that as well?

Oxycodone, hydrocodone and morpine cause hives, could levorphanol do that as well?

It could: All opiates cause release of histamine, and morphine, Codeine and Demerol have the most, and oxycodone, Methadone and fentanyl do it the least. However, they all can cause some histamine release, and some people get major problems with all of them. Levorphanol also can do this. You could take a Benadryl with it - talk to your doctor. Otherwise, use non-opioids-NSAIDs, tylenol, (acetaminophen) physical measures ...Read more

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Is there a difference between vicodin and levorphanol?

Is there a difference between vicodin and levorphanol?

Different: Opiates with same effect. Levo will last slightly longer in body and is more potent. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about levorphanol?

What can you tell me about levorphanol?

It is an opioid: Medication similar to morphine. But in addition to act as an opioid, it also acts on the NMDA receptor therefore providing pain relief via that mechanism as well. Because of its NMDA receptor activity, it may be more effective than other opioids for certain types of pain such as neuropathic pain. ...Read more

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Can levorphanol cause hives?

Can levorphanol cause hives?

Any drug can: I am unawar of a special predilection for this. Honestly, I rarely see it used outside the hospital. ...Read more

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Oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine cause hives. Will levorphanol do that as well?

Oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine cause hives. Will levorphanol do that as well?

More than likely: Yes. All opioids have the potential to release histamine from mast cells, which is what causes hives. The ones that do it most are morphine, codeine and hydrocodone, and the ones that do it the least are oxycodone, heroin and fentanyl. Levorphanol is metabolized into morphine and codeine, and if you have had problems before with these meds, very likely you will with levorphanol. ...Read more

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Father has extreme pain, his insurance is limited. Which would be strongest forhim? Avinza60, levorphanol tart., morph. Sul., oxymor. Hyd. Er, exalgo, nucynta (tapentadol) er

Father has extreme pain, his insurance is limited. Which would be strongest forhim? Avinza60, levorphanol tart., morph. Sul., oxymor. Hyd. Er, exalgo, nucynta (tapentadol) er

Hard to say: Unfortunately without true consultation, it would be hard to answer this question without causing harm to your father. These medications are very powerful and can result in extreme sedation, slowing your breathing down and even death. I would recommend a consultation with your pcp to assess further. ...Read more

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Most effective medicines for spring time allergies?

Most effective medicines for spring time allergies?

Many: There are various antihistamines that are good for seasonal allergies many of which are over the counter such as Claritin Allegra or zyrtec. If those do not help there are prescription antihistamines and nasal sprays which can help. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC medicine I can take for winter allergies?

Is there an OTC medicine I can take for winter allergies?

Yes: I presume you must be referring to dry, itchy skin that occurs in winter also called the winter itch. It is not an allergy but caused by drying of the skin due to evaporation of skin oils. This is due to the low humidity and use of dry indoor heat. The treatment is regular application of a good skin moisturizer daily after bath and also using a humidifier to reduce dryness. ...Read more

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Could allergy to a specific drug ingredient develop over time?

Could allergy to a specific drug ingredient develop over time?

Yes: Drug allergy is a complex issue, so many drugs r in the market with many active / inactive ingredients, fortunately enough only few people develop drug allergy, if at all in doubt stop the medicine review it with ur doctor to replace it, if it is an absolute necessity to take the drug in question consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Best OTC medicine for dog allergy?

Best OTC medicine for dog allergy?

Cetirizine: The most effective second generation, minimally sedating antihistamine is Cetirizine (adult dose 10 mg at bedtime). No antihistamine will allow ad lib dog contact so minimize contact, keep dog out of bedroom, use hepa filter in bedroom. If still symptoms have to consider rehousing dog in another home. ...Read more

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Will allergy medicine help with a cold?

Will allergy medicine help with a cold?

Not much: Allergy medications such as Claritin, Allegra and Zyrtec work by blocking antihistamine which is not part of the cold/respiratory infection process so not much help. Older antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help some with irritant cough and sleep from drowsy side effect. Decongestants such as Sudafed may help relieve some of the nasal congestion but avoid in children ...Read more

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Which drug is a good allergy medication?

Which drug is a good allergy medication?

Depends: The choice of allergy medication depends on symptoms. There are several good over the counter antihistamines. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice. ...Read more

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How can a person be tested for drug allergies?

How can a person be tested for drug allergies?

Not common: It is not common to test for drug allergies. The way to determine if you have an allergy is to see what happens when you take a drug. Certain drugs you know you might have an allergy to if you have other allergies like eggs and Propofol (the drug that mj overdosed on). ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a stronger allergy medicine?

Allergy medicine: The basics are that Claritin (loratadine) is the weakest binding oral no sedating antihistamine with Allegra stronger and zyrtec binding the strongest. You need to be more specific with your question. ...Read more

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Is method of administration a factor in drug allergy?

Is method of administration a factor in drug allergy?

Oral vs iv: In some patients with allergy to drugs, giving orally might not trigger and allergic reacton, while givne intravenously it does. This has been reported with amoxicillin. It appears that concetration is importnat, and in some case, metabolism. Without challenging, it is not easy to predict a reaction in a particlar individual. Safest is always to avoid the drug entirely. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medicine for allergies?

What is the best over-the-counter medicine for allergies?

It depends: You have to be cautious with any medication. Some antihistamines may cause you to be drowsy and impair you specially when driving, others do not have this effect. Read labels carefully and determine what is best for your lifestyle.
Avoidance of triggering factors is useful if you know what you are allergic to.
A visit to the allergist may be in order! ...Read more

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Aside from allergy medicine, good ways to relieve allergies?

Aside from allergy medicine, good ways to relieve allergies?

Allergy injections: The best way to approach the treatment of allergies is to 1) identify the allergic trigger and avoid it as much as possible; 2) medications to treat the symptoms; 3) allergy injections by an allergist to decrease the body's allergic response. It takes time, but it can be effective for most people and not only decreases symptoms, but also the need for medications and the good effects persists! ...Read more

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Should I take my allergy medicine before I go out and pull weeds?

Should I take my allergy medicine before I go out and pull weeds?

Yes: If a person takes an antihistamine such as allegra, claritin, zyrtec, etc, at least 1 hours before exposure, this can decrease the intensity of the allergy symptoms. The more effective nasal sprays work best when taken regularly. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to give a four year old that has allergys?

What is the best medicine to give a four year old that has allergys?

Pediatric Allergies: Avoidance, humidifier, air purifier in bedroom, salt water washes. If medication is needed, seeing the doctor to determine if oral pills or nasal sprays or even allergy shots are best. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best medicine/remedy for pet allergies?

Avoid/meds/shots: Keeping the pet out of the house and definitely out of the bedroom would be the first step. Oral antihistamines will help, but I usually prescribe nasal steroids which are more effective for congestion and allergy. Allegy shots for dogs and cats are also very effective--i have saved a few marriages where the husband is allergic particularly to a cat and the wife won't get rid of it. ...Read more

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What kind of medicines should I use to prevent terrible symptoms of allergies in April to June?

AntihistaminesNasal: You can try over the counter non sedating antihistamines like claritidin or Zyrtec
And if the nasal congestion is too bad you can also use a steroid nasal spray like Flonase available over the counter or Nasonex (mometasone) by prescription
if these do not help consult an allergist ...Read more

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Are there any medicines I can take that can temporarily stop my allergies to cats? Anything that works well?

Are there any medicines I can take that can temporarily stop my allergies to cats? Anything that works well?

Yes: Any anti-histamine will lessen your symptoms ; but the real problem is the allergen (cat).Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) first for night-time allergy, it helps sleep and lessens allergic symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best seasonal allergy relief medicine?

Depends on symptoms: If you have primarily symptoms of nasal congestion, nasal steroids or nasal antihistamines applied topically gives good relief. If your symptoms include itchiness, etc, antihistamine as a pill is helpful. If our symptoms are primarily with eye irritation, eye drop antihistamines are excellent. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any medicine for my bad dust allergy?

Can you tell me any medicine for my bad dust allergy?

Dust mite cover: Using dust mite cover or encasing for your mattress and pillows, wash the linen with hot water every week would kill the mites and decrease the amount of dust mite allergy. If OTC medications do not control your symptoms, you should see an allergist. There are several treatment options for dust mite allergy. ...Read more

Levorphanol Tartrate Allergy (Definition)

Is an opiod analgesic. Allergy is the immune system's over-reaction to various stimuli (antigens), and can occur with any drug, but rare with levorphanol. Allergic reaction can range in severity from mild ...Read more


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Levorphanol Tartrate (Definition)

Levorphanol tartrate is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a ...Read more