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What is Codeine?
Codeine activates opioid receptors in the brain and nervous system that helps to reduce pain sensations and treat moderate to severe pain.
Being an opioid medication, “Codeine is also an effective medication for coughing and diarrhea”.
- It is a highly addictive drug and can cause trouble if used without consulting your physician.
- Using Codeine might not be that safe for you if you are below 18 years of age.
- Codeine can interfere with the body’s normal functioning; therefore, you may need certain medical tests while using Codeine.
- It is advisable to keep track of your medicine and never share your medicine with anyone, especially those with a history of drug abuse or addiction.
- Abrupt withdrawal of the medicine can adversely affect your health; therefore, you should consult your doctor before leaving Codeine. Your doctor will gradually decrease your medicine dose to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
- You can buy the medicine, provided that you bear an appropriate prescription from a doctor. It is because buying or selling without a proper prescription is strictly prohibited under the law, and authorities may hold you liable for some punishment if you do so.
- In addition to all other necessary precautions, you should avoid making medical errors and try to be consistent throughout the treatment.
What to know before taking Codeine?
Codeine activates opioid receptors in the brain and nervous system and helps to treat moderate to severe pain. However, to make treatment effective, you should take care of certain precautions while taking Codeine.
You should consider the following things before starting your treatment with Codeine:
- Please don’t take Codeine if you are allergic to it or any of its components or similar drugs.
- Taking Codeine might not be that safe or effective if you have or ever had the following health disorders:
- Blockage in the stomach or intestine
- Asthma or other breathing disorders
- Liver disease
- Sleep apnea (breathing that stops while sleeping)
- Abnormal curvature of spinal cord affecting breathing
- Kidney disorders
- Problems in the working of the pancreas and gallbladder
- Thyroid disorders
- Difficult urination
- Enlarged prostate
- Adrenal gland disorders
- Please don’t take Codeine if you are an alcoholic or drug addict.
- Expecting women and lactating mothers should avoid taking Codeine; it can harm their child and make them dependent on the medicine.
- Using Codeine during pregnancy can cause congenital disabilities to your child.
- Please consult your physician to learn more about the risks and benefits associated with Codeine.
How to take Codeine?
Codeine is an opioid medication and is the first-choice treatment for pain when other medicines don’t work well enough.
- However, it can adversely affect your health if taken inappropriately.
- You should take your medicine as prescribed by your doctor and follow all the necessary directions and instructions as given on the medicine or prescription label.
- We also advise you to tell your health expert if you are not observing any improvement in your health condition.
- Being an opioid medication, Codeine is an effective and first-choice treatment for pain and certain other health disorders. But because of its addictive and habit-forming nature, it is advisable to consult your doctor for the correct and suitable Codeine dosage.
- Your doctor will examine you thoroughly before prescribing you suitable Codeine dosages. Doctors generally consider the following factors before prescribing you appropriate medicine dosages:
- Age of the patient
- Weight of the patient
- The medical condition of the patient
The following are the usual Codeine dosage that your doctor can prescribe you:
In the form of oral tablets
Codeine side effects
Using Codeine can help you to treat pain but can cause the following side effect:
- Dizziness or drowsiness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Pain in the stomach
- Unusual sweating
- Skin rashes
“You should also stop taking Codeine and seek emergency medical assistance ASAP if you experience the following health issues while taking medicine”:
- Noisy breathing
- Shallow and slow breathing
- Sleep apnea (breathing that stops during sleep)
- Slow heart rate
- Weak pulses
- Confusion or disorientation