Norco given to patient with codeine allergy

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    Im at work right now and the rn gave me an order to give norco to a patient after the doctor called her. I gave it without looking at her chart or transcribing to the mar. I just took it out of the ekit. Turns out shes allergic to codeine. As of now shes fine but how do i chart on this or what do i do?
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    You get off of AN and go and tell the RN what happened.You will need to notify the MD ASAP.
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    Many patients who have codeine allergies can tolerate hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Norco) just fine. Norco is not codeine. I would leave the issue alone and continue to monitor your patient.
    KelRN215 likes this.
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    Awesome thanks the commuter my supervisor said the same
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    Norco is Vicodin, right? So it's hydrocodone and acetaminophen. It's not the same thing as codeine.
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    Quote from loriangel14
    You get off of AN and go and tell the RN what happened.You will need to notify the MD ASAP.
    That's one of the things I've wondered when I read posts like this- why are you asking for information on an anonymous message board? Get up from the computer, and go ask someone you know has the proper knowledge, not some person on a message board who can't prove they have the required knowledge. Admitting mistakes is a sign of strength, not of weakness, especially when they are learned from!
    poppycat and KelRN215 like this.


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