Itching is a common side effect of opioid medications. It is caused by the release of histamines by your body. You can try taking an antihistamine, if you can take them, depending on what other drugs you take and your health conditions. Otherwise, cutting down on the dose is another option. Some opioids seem to do this worse than others, especially in higher doses, so it may also help to switch to a different opioid.
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