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How long does it take for codeine to be metabolised

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
23 years experience Pain Management
Codeine: If you have a valid prescription this is not a concern. It usually lasts 3 - 5 days.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
18 years experience Dentistry
An hour or so: It starts to take affect in about half an hour and peaks in a couple of hours. Stays around for about 4-5 hrs.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
30 minute or so: The effect of the medication is a result of its absorption and with food in the stomach or not. But usually there is effect in 30 minute or so.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
26 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: 4-6hours what is cause of the pain.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Depending: On how long you used it and how much probably 3-4 days. Couldn't you take a letter from your doc stating you had a prescription to use them??
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Several days: Codeine is cleared fairly quickly from your body. 3-5 days would be a typical time for withdrawal symptoms.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Ultram dependance: Zydol is an opiate with the potential of causing dependance. Using another opiate to control withdrawals will not fix your problem. This is something ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Varies: For some, it can begin to relieve pain in 20-30 minutes. For others, it may not do anything and never be effective.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lanier
9 years experience Pharmacology
About 30hrs: The effects of tylenol (acetaminophen) with Codeine should wear off about 30 hrs after your last dose.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Poling
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Timing: You can wait about 4 hours between the doses, it depends how much tylenol (acetaminophen) you just took before. Remember that codiene is reserved for ... Read More
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