ok I take oxycodone/ Percocet and have for several years, I have never been able to take hydrocodone or loratabs because I have a highly allergic reaction to codeine. I had to go to a pain management doctor because the government has changed the schedule of the drug and my dr is not able to write out my prescription for me now, so taking every bottle of medicine I take to him and sitting them on his desk he reads them and says to me " there is NO WAY you can be able to take this medicine if you are allergic to codeine!" I have been taking them with no problems and they do not make me sick or give me a allergic reaction in any way. and never have! He then tells me that he will find something else to take for my pain, which I don't want to switch my medicine, I am very scared of not being in control of my surroundings and am used to what I take now. He also told me that he will not lose his license for giving me a medicine im allergic too! so if any other person out there knows what I am going through or can give me some information to prove to him in writing that there is NOT CODEINE IN PERCOCET OR OXYCODONE, and that I am able to take this medicine with no problem, which I have been doing for years!! It will be very much appreciated
Codeine and oxycodone are not in the same family. What the heck is his problem?
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Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from poppy-derived thebaine. It is a narcotic analgesic generally indicated for relief of moderate to severe pain. codeine isn't even one of the metabolites. If you've been taking them obviously you aren't allergic to them. The only thing they have in common is that they are both opiods. No he won't loose his license for someone having an allergic reaction, he can't know ahead of time that its going to happen. But this is just ridicules. I'd get a letter from the dr who was prescribing it that you have taken it without a problem. Wikipedia does a full breakdown on oxycodone and codeine.
I would find a new dr. He obviously isn't listening to you. Nothing makes me crazier then a dr who won't listen and insists on changing everything.
Pain drs will want to use their "pet" treatment. But they usually discuss things with you, not just blankly refuse for no good reason.
It's true, there is none and if the Dr prescribed it fully aware of your allergy, and you question his/her competency, I would have you get a more descriptive response from him. Having confidence in your provider will quell your anxieties, whereas erroneous conjecture from folks who do not know your complete medical history (that is, anyone other than you physician) may only increase your anxiety. Make sense?
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