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S/p gallbladder surgery and codeine

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 4, 2010
  • 05:33 PM

I am a registered nurse and had my gallbladder removed in April. I recently had a cough and took Cheratussin AC which is prescription cough medicine which has codeine in it. This was a Rx I had before my gallbladder surgery and had taken many times, but not since gallbladder removed. Within 1 1/2 to 2 hours, I was sitting at work and had a tremendous pain in my diaphram area and around my right rib cage. It was almost the exact pain that I had during a gallbladder attack. My pulse became elevated at around 100, I was nauseated also. I laid down, tried moving around in many positions, tried to vomit several times with only minimal relief. The entire attack lasted approx 1 hour. The only thing that I could relate this pain to was the cough medicine. I had never been told or read anything about not taking codeine if you had your gallbladder removed but I can guarantee you that I will not take it again.

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