... which is "Oxycodone and Acetomenophin" as you know. Is Oxycodone the same as Codeine? Or Is it different and safe to use?
21 Sep 2012
Kaismama is correct. I am allergic to codeine but I can take oxycodone just fine. Oxycodone is a semisynthetic alkaloid derived from thebaine where codeine is a natural alkaloid of morphine from the opium poppy. There is a good chance you can take oxycodone in spite of the codeine allergy unless you are allergic to all opioids. Oxycodone and codeine are different drugs. Is your codeine allergy a true allergy-either rash or difficulty breathing, swelling of the face or airway? Or is it an intolerance like nausea, dizziness, vomiting? Most people who think they have an allergy to codeine actually just have an intolerance to it.
21 Sep 2012
I'm allergic to Codeine too, but can take percocet with no problem! Percocet, Hydrocodone, etc, is usually what they prescribe to ppl who are allergic to codeine. Oxycodone is a synthetic and as I said it is usually prescribed to people who are allergic to codeine. You should be fine. good luck!
22 Sep 2012
Welcome to the site. There are some very real people on here, who will help you out any way they can. I won't add more than what Pledge said, due to he is the Genious in my opinion. But wanted to for sure encourage you on finding the right answers and hope you get to feeling better soon. We hate for anyone to hurt. Take care, and best wishes to you. Your Friend Ruthie
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