I'm coopting this week's backwards WFMW for some urgently needed help:
My doctor won't be in for a few hours and the pharmacy isn't open yet. I was prescribed several asthma medicines for bronchitis:
Movex (bromhexine hcl)
I've taken all three before without incident.
Right now my entire body itches uncontrollably - from scalp to toes, it even woke me up during the night. It is truly unbearable.
Has anyone heard of this as a side effect of these medications? I'm severely allergic to several antibiotics, and the way I found out about the last one was when I developed a sudden terrible rash. I'm afraid to take another dose for fear that if it is an allergic reaction that it will get much worse.
UPDATE: the dr just called - it's the pills (movex). I'm to stop them immediately and he phoned in a prescription for a different pill to stop the itching. Now I just have to survive another 35 minutes until the pharmacy opens, and then long enough for the pill to work.
2nd update: the first anti-hystamine didn't work. I'm now on two different anti-hystamines and a steroid. This is highly unpleasant, to say the least. Supposedly I'll start feeling better by tomorrow morning, if I have any skin left at that point. Yuck.