I think I am having an adverse side effect to my watson percs 10mg/325apap. I get this abnormal type of itching. Feels like something is crawling under skin instead of norm opiate itch. I used to take oxycodone 30 no apap amnd I have taken 7.5mg/325 percs w/o problem. If I try a diff generic like endocet can this still happen? This happened before but I didnt think of this possibility. I am not allergic to codeine or tylenol. I thought gen had to follow same guidelines or maybe its the combo. I am confused. Im hoping this is a side effect not an allergy. No rash or trouble breathing. Only need this part pain med for 2 1/2 more weeks surgy first of august. Please someone who might now a possible explaination respond. Oh I might try endocet 10mg/apap to c if a diff. Thanks
You could try another brand to see if that helps. A crawly feeling CAN be a side effect of oxycodone but it is strange that you did not have it when taking other forms of oxycodone, especially the higher dose oxycodone 30's, so perhaps it is just a reaction to a binder or inert ingredient in the pill. I dont think it is an allergy since you have no rash involved. I would have thought maybe it was the higher dose of the 10mg doing it but if you didnt have it with the 30's that would point to a different cause other than a higher dose causing side effects. Ask the pharmacy if you can try a different generic or try another pharmacy for a different generic, if you are allowed to do that with your prescribing physicians rules. I get a crawly feeling from my oxycodone but I get it at the higher doses, mainly around my nose area.
it's hard to imagine that I have experienced a similar problem (maybe a little different) I can tolerate Norco which is (hydrocodone) but I cannot tolerate the watson version of hydrocodone, I first thought early on it was an allergy but my doctor actually suggested I try a different brand she said in some patients the fillers used by a particular company was the problem the version I take is a yellow tablet has a V in the middle of the tablet I do know the pharmacist at CVS carries this brand (for breakthrough pain) in stock for me and has my name taped to the outside of the big bottle of their supply, I did not have a rask or breathing problems either and she (my doctor) said usually with a true allergy you at least had a rash and with these yellow tablets I did not experience any itching I do hope this works out to be an easy fix for you I will say this much CVS in my state has worked hard to accomidate my needs and stay within the limits of having the medicine, Good Luck!
Everyone is right about the inert ingredients, but you also have to consider that you have have an allergy to the med itself. Allergies can develop at any time in life to anything. I am allergic to corn & almost every med uses corn starch as a binder. If you have had the itching problem before, I would consider trying a different type of opiate pain med altogether. Just my thoughts ...
There are many different generic drug manufacturers for Percocet and oxycodone. Each manufacturer can include different inactive ingredients. I know I am allergic to an ingredient commonly found in the inactive ingredients of medications. Sounds like you are going to have to be a detective and have your phsrmacy order from a different manufacturer each time, and you write down the inactive ingredients (they can tell you or you can call the msnufacturer) and then, once you find one you can take compare the inactive ingredients from one msnufacturer to the other to see if you can narrow down the problem. Even if your next prescription turns out to be one you can take, hang on to your list of ingredients - if you indeed do have an allergy it may show up again with a different medication so you can further narrow down your allergy.
You may find you are allergic to something you are eating in your food, etc every day and once you eliminate it problems you never associated with an allergy will go away. It's amazing all the forms an allergy can take. So have hope, there are lots of manufacturers (I'd say six or so) I would try for the oxycodone by itself first, without the acetaminophen - that will eliminate some ingredientts. If you need help "friend" me and send me a private question - I'd be glad to help.
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