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are dxm and codeine similar?

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Dr. Edwin Perez
18 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Codeine is an opioid precursor that the body converts to Morphine. So its basically morphine. DXM is DXM and it is closer to ketamine in action.
Answered on Dec 26, 2015

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