I have a question for you. Not that I intend on filing a suit, I just would like to know.
I had some dental work done last week where my dentist sent me to an Endodontist. I filled out all of the prerequisite medical forms, etc, etc. and indicated that I am extremely allergic to morphine. After the procedure was completed, the endodontist gave me a prescription for Tylenol #3 (w/ codeine). After about 8 hours, I began to have a horrible reaction to something and ended up in the hospital emergency room in the middle of the night. After doing some research after my release, it seems that codeine converts to morphine in your body when breaking down, I would think signaling that I should not have been given anything with codeine to begin with. This caused me to be out of work for more than a week, several rounds of steriod treatments, etc. I can't be sure whether the medical insert that I received contraindicated people with morphine allergies, but doing a google search, I found the above information. I've not taken codeine in the past, but when doing dental work previously, my previous dentist gave me vicodin or motrin 800. Because I was drugged, my sister took me home and filled the prescriptions for me. I had no idea even what I was taking (besides an antibiotic) until I was coherent several hours later.
What's your take on this?
P.S. I'm in California