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Cookie's Wife
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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 9/23/2008 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
My GI just prescribed me percocet for pain.  I've been on this pain med before and never experienced the itching like I did today.  It didn't start until about 3-4hrs. after I took it.  No other side effects are present.  Anyone else experience this?
 
It really helps the pain so I'm willing to suck up the itching! smilewinkgrin
~april
 

 



Keeper
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 1058
   Posted 9/23/2008 10:31 PM (GMT -7)   
No experience with percocet, but you may be allergic to it. The drug precautions state:
An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include:

* rash
* itching
* swelling
* severe dizziness
* trouble breathing
I don't know if itching qualifies as life-threatening, but it might progress. Tell your doctor.

ivy6
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   Posted 9/23/2008 11:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I agree, tell your doctor.

In the mean-time, some aloe vera gel might help. It *might* help to take a panadol too, but I'd try the gel first, and definitely, definitely tell your doctor. These things can progress; Keeper's right.
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nrthngrl
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 56
   Posted 9/28/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi April, I was getting that from taking Endocet which is similar to percocet. (i think it is a generic form) I was changed over to another drug Tramacet and took that for months before developing an itch, kinda like bugging out, with it too. Every once and a while I get it on codiene, and it never progress more than an itch. Discuss it with your DR and/or your pharamist.
Good luck, Joanna
IBD(undetermined) 04-'07....Gastritis 04-'08....Fibro & CFS dx 06-'08....
 Asacol & Buscopan-IBDPantoloc-Gastritis, Nortriptyline-Fibro/CFS, Pramipexole-Fibro,  
Diazepam, demerol, codiene for pain
b12 inj, fish oil, folic acid, acidophilus. 

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