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If Im allergic to percocet would I be allergic to oxycontin??

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DzooBaby 16 Feb 2012

More than likely. They both contain oxycodone as the active opioid ingredient.

pup6767 17 Feb 2012

Dear O. When you say you are allergic to Percocet or OxyContin, what symptoms are you having? A true allergy means that you break out in hives or have swelling of your tongue or airway. These symptoms are due to histamine release which is why antihistamines treat allergies. Many people think they are allergic to something because they have an untoward side effect. For example, opiates can cause nausea and vomiting and itching as some of the unpleasant side effects of these drugs. This does not mean that the person is allergic, it just means that they are experiencing an unpleasant side effect. Unless you break out in a rash or hives or have swelling of the tongue or airway or swelling even of other areas of the body, you are not having an allergic reaction.

DzooBaby 17 Feb 2012

Good answer! and so true-many people dont know the difference between allergy and intolerance or unpleasant side effects!

balbanese 22 Feb 2012

Depends on what you're allergic to. Tylenol? Then no. Oxycodone? Then yes. free discount card

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