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Old 12-04-2002, 11:49 AM   #1
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NugIsHere HB User
Question Codeine in Vicodin?

Everywhere i read, it says there is codeine in vicodin and one doctor told me that as well. But my doctor says theres not... is there?? I'm allergic to codeine, and vicodin makes me all hot and itchy, sometimes, not everytime...and my tongue used to swell up cause of it. Sooooo if anyone knows, please let me know.e

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Old 12-04-2002, 01:02 PM   #2
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Hey Nug,Hydrocodone Bitartrate is not codeine, It doesn't even break down into codeine when metobolized. It's basically synthetic codeine. It doesn't mean you can't be alergic to both but alergic symptoms don't improve with time, if anything they worsen. A small hystamine reaction is possible with Hydrocodone witch expains the common side effect of itching. That can be managed with the same stuff you would take for an elergic reaction, Benedryl. I'll be back with a link for ya. Take care, David

Here is a link to nurses PDR, unless you pay for the real one, access to that is limited, kinda spendy too, But it's not codeine, too entirely different molecular structures [url=" ml"] ml[/url]

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