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    Default Are codeine and hydrocodone the same thing

    If you're allergic to one, are you usually allergic to the other? I thought they were different somehow but someone told me they are basically the same thing. My husgand is allergic to codeine and the doctor prescribed him hydrocodone for post-op pain. He throws up with codeine. Think hydrocodone will bother him?

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    They are 2 different medication......Codeine is just that, codeine,...Hydrocodone is the generic form of Vicodin....

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    Is your husband allergic to tylenol/acetaminophen or ibuprofen? Codeine and Hydrocodone are NOT the same thing, they are however typically used in a combination with acetaminophen or ibuprofen - Tylenol w/ Codeine or Hydrocodone with Acetaminophen - it could be one or the other that your husband is allergic to, and thus both would irritate his stomach. Also, vomitting is not always a true "allergy" its more of a bothersome side affect, and can usually be helped with taking the medication with a meal. Best to be safe and take the hydrocodone with a small snack or meal so its not as hard on his stomach. Best of luck!

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    they are both opiates.

    depends on preparation....... hydrocodone is better in its' native pharmaceutical form.

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    hydrocodone is a derivative of thebaine...

    same stuff oxy is made out of.. hence the potency

    they are all synthesized from a form of codeine...

    so to answer your question its yes and no

    yes they are in the same category but codeine is just good ole codeine


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