... which is "Oxycodone and Acetomenophin" as you know. Is Oxycodone the same as Codeine? Or Is it different and safe to use?
I am allergic to Codeine yet my doctors gave me a prescription for Percocet for some surgical pain?
Question posted by ladylovespink on 21 Sep 2012
Last updated on 9 July 2020 by MsSydie
Okay Folks. Meet some one who is Allergic to Codeine, AND Percocet AND Oxycontin. I CAN'T TAKE ANY OF THESE!!! ALL OF THEM MAKE ME VERY ILL!
They are not the same drug.
Codeine and Codone are not derived from the same source. Codeine is derived from Opium. Whereas Codone is completely synthetic and made in a laboratory from chemical compounds. I too am allergic to Codeine and I was concerned about the same thing. So being a true nerdy girl (lol) I researched. However, I once came across pain management Dr. that made me realize not all Dr.'s are smart or remember their basic medical chemistry training. She made a complete ass out of herself. It was my first and last appointment with her lol. She came in and looked through my paperwork asking a few questions here and there. Then as I was explaining what had happened with my last PM Dr. she asked me what medications I was on with him and I said... "15mg Oxycodone 3x a day" she blurts out... "How is that possible?! You listed Codeine as one of your allergies.
If you're allergic to one you're allergic to the other." I corrected her and I'm guessing that not only embarrassed her but also pissed her off because she then went on to tell me that all of my bone and pain issues were not genetic nor real because there was no medical name or term for it. That it would all go away if I lost 150lbs. And last but not least proceeded to tell me that she wouldn't feel right treating my pain until I lost 20lbs... and that I had 1 month to do it in, that if I didn't she would have no choice but to fire me as a patient. Needless to say I walked out of that clinic balling my eyes out and very suicidal. Since then (5yrs ago) I have learned there are medical names for all my painful issues but I have either forgotten or don't know how they're spelled lol. I know this post is 4mo after your question but I hope it's helpful to someone from this day forward!
Does Percocet have codeine in it or no
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
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!
Hello ladylovespink. Welcome to the site. They are different and yes, safe and effective to being taken. I hope you become/get to feeling pain ASAP. Regards pledge
It's not for me to say it's safe, but I can tell you they're different, and if your Dr knows of your allergy and has half a brain you should be ok, but it wouldn't hurt to express your concerns to the Dr. Hope this helps.
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.
Just because they both have the letters cod in them does not make them the same. Being allergic to one does not mean you will be allergic to the other.
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