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Why is it that narcotic pain meds make me itchy?

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In brief: Pruritus

Pruritus is a possible side effect of opiates.
This is because the opiate attaches to an isoform opioid receptor. This activated receptor causes itching.

In brief: Pruritus

Pruritus is a possible side effect of opiates.
This is because the opiate attaches to an isoform opioid receptor. This activated receptor causes itching.
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
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