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What is Codeine?

Codeine is an opiate/opioid medication, sometimes known as a narcotic. It is beneficial for treating mild to moderate pain (severe), coughing, and diarrhea. Codeine works by putting a stop to pain signals from traveling along the brain’s nerves and relieves the pain by holding the pain signals to move further to the brain through nerves.

Codeine is an endogenous compound accompanying morphine, which one can find in nonhuman pirates’ brains with depolarized neurons. It indicates that Codeine may function as a neuromodulator or neurotransmitter in the central nervous system (CNS).

Combining Codeine with Acetaminophen (paracetamol) or an NSAID (a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) such as ibuprofen or aspirin gives the best results. Sometimes, it helps during cancer pain also, but it leads to the emergence of side effects. There is no evidence of its working in children or adults as an acute cough suppressant.

Important Information

Avoid taking Codeine if you are allergic to it or have severe asthma causing frequent asthma attacks, breathing problems, stomach or intestinal blockage, or hyperventilation.

Never use this medicine in smaller or larger amounts or longer than recommended. Tell your doctor if Codeine is not relieving your pain effectively or if it seems to stop working. Even at regular doses, Codeine may be habit-forming.

What to know before taking Codeine?

To ensure Codeine is safe for you, tell each of your medical healthcare professionals about your medical history, especially of:

  • Sleep apnea, breathing problems;
  • Liver disease; Kidney disease;
  • A head injury or brain tumor;
  • Addison’s disease or another adrenal gland disorder;
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma, or breathing disorders;
  • Abnormal curvature of the spine (affects breathing);
  • Low blood pressure;
  • A gallbladder or pancreas disorder;
  • Blockage in your digestive tract (intestines/stomach);
  • Underactive thyroid;
  • Drug or alcohol addiction, mental illness; or
  • Urination problems, enlarged prostate

Some people face a quick break of Codeine in the liver that reaches higher than normal body levels. It can cause slow breathing (dangerously) and may cause death, especially in a child.

You could give birth to a drug-dependent baby if you are using this medicine during pregnancy. Consult your doctor about how to change your doses during this time effectively. Avoid breastfeeding while taking Codeine.

How to take Codeine?

Take Codeine precisely as per the doctor’s prescription. Read carefully and follow all the directions on the prescription label, medication guides, or instruction sheets. This medicine can stop or slow your breathing.

Never share this medicine with someone else, especially someone with a past of drug abuse or addiction. Misuse of a narcotic medicine like Codeine can cause addiction, overdose, or death, mainly if a child or another person uses it without a prescription. It is against the lawful act to sell it or give it away.

Take Codeine with milk or food if it upsets your stomach. Drink six to eight glasses of water regularly to help prevent constipation while you are taking this medicine. Ask your doctor before using a laxative (stool softener).

Do not suddenly stop taking Codeine after a longer-term use; otherwise, you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Take your doctor’s advice on how to stop using this medicine.

Store Codeine away from heat and moisture at room temperature. Keep track of your drug. Be aware if anyone is misusing your medication or without taking a prescription because Codeine is a drug of abuse.

Avoid keeping leftover opioid medication. If someone uses this medicine accidentally or improperly, only one dose can cause death. Mix the excess drug with coffee grounds or cat litter in a sealed bag and throw it in the trash.

Codeine dosage

Take Codeine with milk or food if it upsets your stomach. Drink six to eight glasses of water regularly to help prevent constipation while you are taking this medicine. Ask your doctor before using a laxative (stool softener).

Usual adult dosage for pain:

  • Initial dose- 15 mg to 60 mg within every 6 hours as needed
  • Maximum amount- 360 mg a day.

This medicine is not under the recommendation for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.

Overdose

If an overdose occurs, take medical help or call the Poison helpline at 1-800-222-1222. A Codeine overdose can be deadly, especially in a child or someone taking it without a prescription. Overdose of Codeine can cause extreme drowsiness, pinpoint pupils, severe muscle weakness, cold and clammy skin, prolonged breathing, or coma.

What to avoid while using Codeine?

Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may lead to dangerous side effects, or death could occur.

There might be impairment of your thinking or reactions due to the use of Codeine. Avoid operating machinery or driving a vehicle until you know how this medicine will affect you. Dizziness or drowsiness (severe) can cause falls or other accidental injuries.

Codeine side effects

Interaction of some medicines with Codeine can cause a severe condition known as serotonin syndrome. Consult your doctor if you are taking any herbal product, stimulation medicine, or medications for depression, mental illness, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, serious infections, or prevention of vomiting and nausea.

Codeine use can cause sweating, nausea, constipation, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, or lightheadedness. Severe side effects to Codeine may include:

  • Fainting;
  • Seizure;
  • Interrupted breathing during sleep;
  • Stomach or abdominal pain;
  • Difficulty in urination;
  • Fast or slow heartbeat;
  • Changes in vision;
  • Mental disorders or mood changes such as depression, agitation, hallucinations; or
  • Signs of improper functioning of adrenal glands such as unusual tiredness, loss of appetite, weight loss

What drugs can interact with Codeine?

Interaction of various drugs with an opioid-like Codeine can be dangerous or cause death. Opioid medications like Codeine can interact with the following medicines. Ensure that your healthcare professional knows if you use:

  • Cold or allergy medicines, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) medication;
  • Any treatment for irritable bowel syndrome, motion sickness, or overactive bladder;
  • Other narcotics- prescription cough medicine or opioid pain medication;
  • A sedative like Valium- Xanax, alprazolam, diazepam, lorazepam, Klonopin, versed, or others;
  • A drug that causes sleepiness or slows down your breathing- a muscle relaxer, sleeping pill, any treatment for mood disorder or mental illness; or
  • Drugs that affect serotonin levels in the body- a depression medicine, stimulants, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, nausea, vomiting, or severe infections