Codeine allergy and morphine

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Avatar f tn Took an awful long time to figure that I was SENSITIVE to morphine/codeine. After operations I went nuts with nausea and ITCHING...that dang oxygen thing up my nose!! I told them FINALLY about this that I finally had to figure out on my own and got on different anesthesia. WOW. What a difference!! Allergies imply something altogether different and one CAN develop an allergy to drugs such as morphine and THAT YOU don't want happening.
Avatar f tn Sorry to confuse - I can take the co-codamol which is 8mg of codeine phosphate and 500mg of paracetamol (side effects managable) but the 30mg of codeine phosphate with 500mg of paracetamol causes bad side effects, similarly 30mg of straight codeine phosphate causes bad side effects. Added complication is that I also need to be able to function well enough to drive and work.
Avatar n tn Heroin breaks down into codeine and morphine. Codeine breaks down into morphine. The opiate drug tests look for codeine, morphine, and 6-acetyl-morphine. The presence of 6-acetyl-morphine is relatively conclusive of recent heroin use, but is only detectable for a few hours after use. The presence of codeine can be the result of either heroin or codeine use. The presence of morphine can be the result of the use of heroin, codeine, or morphine.
Avatar f tn But my pain was still in lower back, and sometimes running down my leg. I am very active doing yard work, building, and lifting. I got morphine scripts in May and June and I called in July to come in for refills and get drug test, They called me back and said the P.A. decided I was doing better as indicated in April and they send a script in for Codeine #3 taking 5 for 3 days, decreasing by a tablet a day every three days till gone. I was pissed.
Avatar m tn It is so excruciating and no doc has ever been able to say why. Did not know relationship between morphine and codeine and had the same reaction with morphine. Now I know to avoid both like the plague.
Avatar m tn In addition to my prescribed oxycodone and alprazolam, my UA showed positive for morphine, but not codeine. The codeine cough syrup was not prescription, you just have to show ID and sign for it. I had the flue with a hacking, unproductive cough, so I drank the entire bottle during the course of a couple of days.With the syrup not being prescription, I thought nothing of it(I know better now). I know that a percentage of codeine is converted back into morphine during metabolization.
Avatar f tn On my husband side there is a lot of family members including him allergic to the medicine of codeine. I want our baby to get tested for this allergy so if and when our baby does get sick i will know not to give him anything w codeine.
Avatar m tn I dont know if it would cause respiratory distress but morphine is just pure codeine. If youre note allergic to codeine, you should be okay with morphine. However, again, I would stress that there is no way to know what this would do to your respiratory system. You do not have to be allergic to morphine for it to cause complications or reactions. You should speak with your doctor or pharmacist.
Avatar f tn Your gonna fry your liver unless you cold water extract those. Codeine is kind of a week opiate and you can only take so much before you acheive a ceiling effect (as in no more will get you higher). The mechanism of action is hepetic (liver) where in aproximately 15% per MG of codeine is converted to morphine. I believe the max amount of codeine the average liver can process is around 300-400mg of codeine which MEANS at the very worst you are on the equivilant of 60mg morphine.
Avatar n tn After being on codeine for the last 3 years my doctor has put me on Tramadol because I'd built up a tolerance to codeine. It's working quite well for the pain, not really as well as I need it to, but yesterday I tried to go without to see how addicitve it is. I woke up after having horrific dreams about a being trapped in a tank of poisonous eels, feeling like my spine was wired up to the mains.
Avatar m tn My wife, who takes morphine sulfate ER and oxycodone IR for chronic pain. She does a urine test every month. For the first time in several years, 10+, her results showed a positive result for codeine, 107 ng/mL. I found an article that said a small amount of codeine may show up in patients taking high doses of morphine due to possible impurities in manufacturing. Is this correct? Has anyone else run in to this??
Avatar n tn I have had 3 anaphylatic reactions using morphine and dilaudid. Each time ending up on ventilators and admitted to ICU. So not just an average side effect to the drugs.
880900 tn?1467270141 No, because it's a synthetic medication (man made) and, as yet is not controlled by the FDA or its counterparts in other countries. It just acts in a similar way to mild morphine or codeine.
1052624 tn?1255795247 so that was out....I had morphine for the first time and it made me sick, so I was changed to dalauid (sp?)..... U should check and let the dr decide if there is something that could work for u.
Avatar m tn I have been addicted to codeine phosphate cough syrup from last seven years and consuming three or four bottles daily(each 100 ml). I want to get rid of this, can anyone help me ? My age is 31.
1662963 tn?1302827156 As I understand it, codeine would show up as morphine and codeine in a drug test. If you are taking a multi drug screening test for employment or the courts, a positive would show up for "opiate" use.
Avatar n tn Opiate abuse by opiate-treated chronic pain patients is common and can complicate interpretation of opiate testing. For example, since both codeine and heroin have morphine as a metabolite, mistaken accusations of morphine or heroin abuse may arise in patients prescribed codeine.
Avatar f tn The metabolism of codeine results in other opioid metabolites, including morphine, and a minor amount of hydrocodone. In fact, this is how codeine works -- by itself, codeine is ineffective. But because it is metabolized into a small amount of morphine, it is effective against pain. Depending on the laboratory method used by your doctor's testing service, false positives can be reported if their "cut-off level" is set too low.
Avatar n tn Buprenorphine is an opioid medication. Buprenorphine is similar to other opioids such as morphine, codeine, and heroin however, it produces less euphoric ("high") effects and therefore may be easier to stop taking. Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids such as morphine, codeine, and heroin. If Suboxone is injected, naloxone will block the effects of buprenorphine and lead to withdrawal symptoms in a person with an opioid addiction.
Avatar n tn Aspirin, alcohol (in cough compounds and pediatric elixers), morphine, codeine, dextromethorphan (“DM” in cough compounds), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, procaine, opiates (codeine, Demerol, morphine), thiamine, high molecular weight polymers (dextran). Medicines, topical: Topical antibiotics containing polymyxin B. Medicines sometimes used with general anesthesia: D-tubocurarine, scopolamine, decamethonium, resperpine.
Avatar n tn 9 hours, only half the amount of codeine is remaining. In another 2.9 hours another half of that, and so on. However you must keep in mind that codeine is a prodrug. It's main metabolite is Morphine. Some of these metabolites can remain in your system in low traces, for upto 72 hours. It all depends on your dosage.
886779 tn?1253644204 morphine is a narcotic of course...similar to codeine but stronger..being time released makes the half life longer and may take a few more days to finish wds...but all in all it is like any other narcotic detox...have u read thru the health pages? were u on it for pain? i ask because as a rule morphine is not a drug that is sought after for the high....have u talked to ur pain dr about giving u some help with detox?
Avatar f tn and it shows up as having morphine and codeine then they send it to the lab and it still reads positive for them what makes it show up i dont take anything else but that and sometimes ibprophen it happened twicw now and im going to get cut off what is happening??????
Avatar f tn The historical use is more of a problem than the codeine - the codeine is one of the easiest narc's to w/d from and one of the harder to acquire a strong habit for - this is compared to oxy's, heroin, methadone and the whole list......its still no fun....but it is one of the easier to quit - taper as far as possible as circumstances permit...then treat it just as any other w/d (Thomas Recipe, Amino Acid Protocol) and it can be resolved.
Avatar m tn Certain factors can trigger the release of histamine and the other chemicals from mast cells and this includes drugs (especially aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, codeine and morphine, and some anaesthetics), alcohol, emotional stress, physical stimuli (heat, exercise and friction), bacterial toxins and insect venom. Liposuction is a physical stimulus and can trigger histamine release.
1191546 tn?1264700552 Thanks for the input (and correct spelling of Talwin). I've read the same info. about Talwin (I take the Tawin Nx), and how it compares to morphine and the codeine drugs. For now, it's what I can take, and although I'm not happy with the constipation and occasional itchiness, it is the safest pain med. for me. I'm sure there are other meds.
Avatar n tn If you respond well to codeine then morphine is also a possibility to consider, especially the MS-Contin (Morphine Sulphate, Continuous Release - a slowl release pill). Finally, if the codeine isn't enough the big pharmacological problem is that it is usually combined with acetaminophen (paracetamol), and the liver can be damaged if it receives too much aecetaminophen per day (2 to 4 grams per day is the recommendation based on current information, to the best of my knowledge).