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    Old 04-20-2009, 03:54 PM   #1
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    Oxycodone and nauseous

    My husband took one of his prescribed Oxycodones last night. About one hour after taking it, he became very nauseous and sweaty. He said he felt horrible and will never take one ever again. THe only other time he took one was a year ago. Same thing happened, but he actually threw up that time.

    What causes a person to get a reaction like that? I am a chronic pain patient and although I have never taken Oxycodone, I take Hydrocodone daily. I have never had a reaction like that.


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    Old 04-20-2009, 04:46 PM   #2
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    Re: Oxycodone and nauseous

    Oxycodone made me extremely nauseous the first time I took it. I dry-wretched but never threw up.

    This is one of the most common side effects when taking oxycodone. Itching and sweating is also fairly common too.

    I called my doctor and he told me to take with with food such as a piece of toast, peanut butter crackers or a peanut butter sandwich. I tried taking it with those peanut butter Nabs crackers and it helped tremendously. I also sipped gingerale with the crackers too.

    It could be that your husband is one of the unfortunate ones who will have this reaction when taking it until his body adjusts to it.

    Oh, Also even after having been on percocet for a couple weeks, the nausea subsided, but then, I was riding with my sister to the mall, and it hit me like a brick wall! She had to pull over on the side of the interstate because I almost threw up. It was weird because I had been on it for a couple weeks and the crackers and stuff helped so I didn't think nausea would be a problem anymore. I guess riding in the car made the difference even though I'm not proned to motion sickness.

    If you husband didn't have any "allergic" reactions such as hives or breathing problems or swelling, then have him try taking it with something to eat. Or, you can call his doctor and let him/her know about what is happening and maybe they can prescribe something else for him.

    Hope he gets relief!

    Oh-PS: The entire time I was on oxycodone my hands (palms actually) sweat really badly. It was irritating and kind of icky too! Not to mention embarassing...

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    Re: Oxycodone and nauseous

    Pain meds make me nauseated so I take them with Phenergan. 1/2 of a 25 mg is all it takes to prevent the nausea for me and at that level it doesn't make me too sleepy.

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    It hit's me like that every now and then. Usually I'm just fine, but even after taking oxycodone for close to a year I'll get sick sometimes. The phenegran helps me a lot too. I have it for an inner ear condition, but the doc said it was OK to take if my meds upset my stomach. Eating a little something with it helps too.


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    Re: Oxycodone and nauseous

    The phenergan is a great idea, but I can't take it. I'm not "technically" allergic to it, but it causes me major issues with hyperactivity. It makes my muscles so crazy that I can't sit still or keep my legs still. It's like someone injected me with some kind of Body hyper something or other. It's miserable! They gave me some in the ER one time and then had to give me three doses of valium in my IV because I was about to come off the stretcher.

    That night, the doctor told me to tell people I'm allergic to it.....

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    Re: Oxycodone and nauseous

    You could also get the medication for motion sickness that is OTC. You could ask the pharmacist for it if you can not find it. They also make a version that is not supposed to cause as much drowsiness. The phenergan is a prescription so your doctor would have to call it in for him and one caution is that it causes major drowsiness for alot of people that take it.


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    Re: Oxycodone and nauseous

    I have to eat something before taking meds like that...or I will get nauseous.
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