Codeine Oral : Uses, Side Effects, Interactions


Codeine has been recognized as the best available coughing suppressor with a moderate painkiller. However, it has opened up the drug to a wide range of abuse.

What is codeine?

Codeine is an opioid which is used to remove mild to moderate pain and reduce cough. It can be taken as a tablet, but this prescription is also found in cough syrup and other strong drugs. Although it is significantly weaker than other opioids, it works in the brain in the same way, which inhibits the connection in pain receptors to prevent the body’s reaction. Codeine can cure cough by affecting that part of the brain that runs the body with cough.

Due to its “proven” effectiveness, codeine is considered as “gold standard” for prescriptions. However, recent studies have shown that Codeine’s effect is more limited than it is believed to be originally and it can often work as a placebo. Despite this, codeine is still widely prescribed as a quick go-to drug throughout the United States.

As a cough suppressant, codeine is usually a component in some extreme-counter and strong, prescription cuff syrup. However, codeine is only a cough “suppressor” and therefore the issue that causes cough will not be treated. Some doctors also believe that using codeine like cough suppressant can make the problem even worse, because the body is trying to overcome any kind of obstruction from the airway.


Consult your pharmacist or doctor.

How To Use the Codeine Phosphate Tablet

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Side Effects

Using codeine with any prescription, comes with its own side effects, including:

•  Dizziness
•  Sleepiness
•  Nausea and abdominal pain
•  Vomiting
•  Constipation
•  Sweating
•  Itchy light
•  Rashes

Despite being weaker than other painkillers, and many people believe that they can not be addicted to it, no one can overdo codein. The symptoms of overdose are:

•  Blue lips or skin
•  Chest pain or discomfort
•  Focused, pinpoint, or small pupils
•  Lack of awareness or accountability
•  Excessive sleepiness or abnormal drowsiness
•  Slow or irregular heart beat

Consult your pharmacist or doctor.

In the US – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You can notify the FDA of side effects on 1-800-FDA-1088 or

In Canada – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You can report the health effects of Canada on 1-866-234-2345.

Metabolic Codeine

Codeine’s chemical structure is similar to other opioids and it affects the brain in a similar way when Codeine breaks, it releases its metabolite, morphine. This really causes the effects of codeine. Upon being abnormal, (13% of the total population), there are people who are unable to metabolize Codeine according to the purpose, most of whom can not break it. This means that codeine has not affected them, and they need to switch to a different drug. Others metabolize excessive codeine, release too much morphine. This can increase the possibility of toxicity in the body.

Codeine Addiction

Although other prescriptions are almost addictive in the form of drugs, the codeine habit is to be taken, and should only be taken as a doctor. There is a misconception about how weak this is, that those who are determined can not develop dependencies. However, the drug has been taken from morphine and affects areas similar to other opioids of the brain, making it addictive. The risk of addiction increases during the long-term Codeine prescription, which can last for several months. It is common for doctors to increase the dose for a patient because they create tolerance towards the effects of Codeine. It is inadvertently the first stage of developing an addiction.

Codeine Withdrawal

Despite the fact that it is weak from most opioids, any person recovering from addiction addiction will still have to face the challenges of withdrawal. The evacuation occurs because the body is so accustomed to the presence of codeine that it can no longer perform “normal” work without it. When the drug does not exist, then the body struggles for adaptation. These can start after a few hours of the last dose and may join, but are not limited to:

•  Yawning and restlessness
•  Lacrimation
•  Rhinorrhea
•  Persistence and / or chills
•  Muscular pain
•  Mydriasis
•  Irritability
•  Anxiety
•  Back pain, joint pain and weakness
•  Abdominal cramps
•  Insomnia
•  Nausea and vomiting
•  Diarrhea
•  Anorexia
•  Increase in blood pressure
•  Increase in respiratory rate and heart rate.

These withdrawal symptoms can put a lot of pressure on the person suffering from addiction, especially for managing pain without therapeutic support.

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