• Nathan A Conley Nathan A Conley
    May 30, 2009
    Can your skin become itchy as a result of taking percocet and is this a normal side effect?
    Nathan A Conley Nathan A Conley
    May 30, 2009

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    May 30, 2009
    Cort
    Health Guide
    May 30, 2009

    Yes, itchiness is a common side effect of Percocet. It appears to occur because Percocet causes histamine release in some people.

     

    Itchiness can signify an allergic reaction which can be dangerous. Other symptoms of a dangerous allergic reaction include rash, hives, difficulty breathing, dizziness, swelling of the face or hands, etc. If you have these in conjunction with your itchiness be sure to stop the Percocet and tell your doctor immediately. Most cases of itchiness when using Percocet do not involve a  dangerous allergic reaction. 

     

    Since the itchiness is caused by histamine release you can try an anti-histamine and see if that helps. Unfortunately anti-histimines can have  side effects of their own such as drowsiness that can be troublesome but they do work for some people.


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  • kimber1964 June 01, 2009
    kimber1964
    May 30, 2009
    I WOULD SAY MAYBE U R ALLERGIC TO THE MEDICINE .. I KNOW IF I TAKE CODIENE IN THE TYLENOL THREES I ITCH SO BAD THAT MY HEAD FEELS LIKE ITS PULSATING AND IT ACTUALLY HURTS BECAUSE I CANT CONTROL THE SCRATHING TILL THAT HAPPENS......... I WOULD TELL THIS TO YOUR DOCTOR AND HE/SHE WILL PRESCRIBE SOMETHING ELSE. MY OPINION ONLY AND OF COURSE I DONT KNOW EVERYTHING...LOL! GOOD LUCK! READ MORE
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