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Vicodin Vs Morphine
The: The most common type of eeg, or electroencephalogram, uses recording surfaces placed on the scalp (and a few elsewhere on the head) to record the electrical activity of the surface of the brain, the cerebral cortex. This electrical activity, sometimes referred to as "brain waves, " can be broken down into frequency bands called delta, theta, Alpha and beta. Delta is the slowest range and beta is the fastest. Some medications can have a noticeable effect on this activity, but modest to moderate doses of opioids (like vicodin and morphine), have little effect. Higher doses usually result in slower frequency bands showing up, usually spread over the entire recorded surface of the brain, but sometimes appearing to come from restricted brain regions. These patterns are well-recognized by neurologists who interpret eegs, a process that requires a high degree of training and experience. ...Read more
Went 2 ER 4 chronic pancreatitis. Was given 2 500mg vicodin at 4pm they gave me 15mg morphine to take home pill form. I'm in pain can I take the morph?
When injected w morphine, instant hives, flushing. When I take vicodin, little rashes, itching. Am I allergic, or do these types drugs just do this?
Avoidance: Of those drugs or other drugs containing codeine, which a derivative of morphine, often times it is a side effect, not a true allergic reaction, but you cannot tell which of which, if you really need those drugs and have no other alternative consult an allergist/immunologist either yourself or through your treating physician, vheck aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, goodluck ...Read more
Very allergic to morphine, vicodin, and NSAIDs. Is tramadol an ok drug for me or am I likely to have allergic reaction?
What is 'allergy'?: Morphine and hydrocodone cause a great deal of histamine release, which results in itching, hives, nausea and other GI symptoms, and NSAIDs can cause a great deal of stomach irritation. Neither of these are really allergies, which requires that the immune system be involved in the problem. Tramadol is chemically unrelated to either of these classes of drugs, but also can cause histamine release. ...Read more
Get hives, rash, flushing from morphine & vicodin & nsaids. Would dextromethophan be safe for me? Coughing literally every few seconds.
No allergy reports: Side effects are possible w/ any medication - but there are no reports I've found of allergic reactions - talk to the pharmacist if you want more advice and watch yourself carefully since you have a history. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
I have true allergies to morphine, vicodin, nsaids (hives, flushing.) would tramadol be a safe choice for me? Read conflicting things.
Not related: Yes but it does have its own side effects. ...Read more
Taking Ms Contin (morphine) for chronic pain. I'm allergic to it. Can you suggest an alternative pain medication other than oxy, perc, vicodin?
Herbs: Medicinal cannabis if it is legal in your state is an alternative to narcotic pain medications. Also eating a more alkaline diet my help. Acupuncture. Deep meditation. There are various herbs but this is not my specialty. Recommend following up with a pain management specialist and/or homeopathic specialist. There are also doctors of natural medicine possibly in your area. ...Read more
I had a fairly severe allergic reaction to morphine. I am also allergic to vicodin, codeine, and nsaids. Is tramadol/ultram safe? I have read conflicting things.
True allergic: Reaction to meds presents with itching, hives, chest pain, shortness of breath and choking sensation. If u had nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea etc, these are side effects to the drug and not an allergic reaction. Tramadol should be fine if u were allergic to the other drugs. Discuss details with your dr. Take care! Http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/tramadol. ...Read more
No,: It is not, you would need to be monitored professionally or it could be lethal ...Read more
True allergies to morphine, vicodin, nsaids (hives, flushing, rashes.) is dilaudid a safe choice?
Unlikely: If you have problem with Opiates (more likely intolerances than allergies), you are more likely to have problem with Dilaudid as well. However there may be exceptions, perhaps starting at a 1/4 of the dose then gradually work the dose up may be helpful if Dilaudid is a drug you really needed. ...Read more
Hives, severe flushing, rashes from morphine, codeine, vicodin. True allergies. Can I take the DM products in OTC cold meds?
Opioid pseudoallergy: Their condition depends on the concentration of opioids in the mast cells. See your doctor for medication adjustment. ...Read more
Truly allergic to Morphine, Vicodin, Codeine & NSAIDS. Hives, flushing. Would Percocet or Oxycodone be safe for me? Surgery soon & mult health probs.
Opioids allergy: Mostly isn't true allergy, however you need to be evaluated first by the anesthesiologist who is is going to care for you during the surgery, who may ask for an allergist input for which drug can be used, percocet an oxycodone are the same family as morphine and codeine, good luck ...Read more
Trying to figure out my allergies. I get hives from Vicodin, Morphine, NSAIDS, Codeine. Does that mean also allergic to Percocet? How about Oxycodone?
Likely: The reaction from codeine, Vicodin, Morphine etc are not truly allergic reaction but from these drugs' ability to release histamine from your cells. Thus you will not likely tolerate any drug in the opiate group. NSAIDs can also cause hives (which are considered allergic in some) but more likely aggravates an existing episode of hives regardless what may be causing it. Need more information. ...Read more
Hives, rashes & flushing from Morphine, Vicodin, Codeine & NSAIDS. Would Tramadol be safe, and is it effective for post-op pain (gallbladder removal)?
Taking morphine ir 15mg for 5 days but going back to norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325mg. Is this okay?
Ordered by MD?: It is ok to do that if your doctor told you to do so. In terms of potency the two medications are about equal. ...Read more
I'm on a contract with my Dr for pain management I ran out of my Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) but still have my morphine I've been taking my aunts tramadol will it show up?
How to abort status migrainosus in pregnancy? Been 6 days, tried Norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) IV morphine, IV magnesium sulfate... Nothing works more than 3-4hrs. Pls help!
I have gone to the emergency room several times with horrific breath taking pain, I have gallstones. However they send me home with vicodin or morphin?
Several reasons.: Morphine is used for pain (acute and chronic) and shortness of breath. It has always been used for pain, earlier on it was for sleep, and during the last decades it was considered a must give for chest pain patients. That has since changed.. Some people use it for entertainment purposes, but that is not the purpose as prescribed by a physician or legally prescribed in the United States. ...Read more
Not for humans: Active euthanasia is illegal in most jurisdictions. However, morphine may be administered for terminal sedation or to provide comfort to someone in respiratory distress during the dying process. This is considered ethical even though it may make death come somewhat sooner. ...Read more
Morphine can lower:
anxiety, but using it for that would be like killing a house fly with a cannon. Better anxiolytics are Ativan, Xanax, (alprazolam) Valium; although all of these can also be addicting. Morphine can actually increase anxiety, especially if you have an allergy to it, or to its nor-metabolites. Why are you anxious? Here's a reference:
http://www. Psychologyproductsandservices. Com/page2.html ...Read more
No & Maybe: Actiq shouldn't be used for non-cancer pain. Tolerance develops rapidly because of the rapid, intense effect. This results in the need for higher and higher doses over a very short time. This med is most appropriate for patients not expected to survive for more than several months as the med becomes less effective rapidly. Fentanyl patches may be more appropriate. See a pain specialist. ...Read more
Kadian (morphine) ABUSE:
Yes it can if you abuse the drug, take it without doctors prescription, of the street, take more than the prescribed dose, you can overdose on it.
It can cause severe side effects if you overdose, including coma and respiratory arrest
it can cause opiate addiction and it can hurt you if you take it from the street
kadian is a controlled drug has to be taken under medical supervision and by presciptio. ...Read more
Morphine side effect: Hello. Morphine can cause GI side effects like stomach pain, nausea, constipation, etc. Stomach pain and nausea alone would be enough to cause loss of appetite. Can make some patients so sleepy that they simply just forget to eat. Of course this is not good. This bad cycle catches up and manifests as wanted or unwanted weight loss. ...Read more