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what are side effects of codeine?

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management 36 years experience
Similar to morphine: Codiene is classed as an opiate. The parent drug of this class is morphine. The side effects are similar for all drugs in the class and include itching, nausea, vomiting, euphoria, drowsiness, dry mouth, depression, urinary retention (difficulty urinating) and constipation. A potentially serious side effect is respiratory depression or a slowing of respirations leading to respiratory arrest.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Codeine: Nausea, vomiting, depressed breathing, sleepiness, constipation, feeling of wellbeing and relaxation.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

How long do I have to wait to drink after taking a codeine?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
At least...: Six hours for light drinking, 12 to 24 for heavier - which you should not do in any case.
A 41-year-old member asked:

If you are rapidly weaning yourself off codeine, would it make your speech slurred?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Withdrawl: A rapid wean from any opioid could cause withdrawl symptoms. Slurred speach could be one of these.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is hydromet another type of codeine?

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Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
No: This medication has hydrocodone as the active opioid for cough suppression. They are both opioids but different.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have bad side effects how long does codeine last for?

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Dr. Thomas Miller
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Codeine: 4-6 hrs at most
A 50-year-old member asked:

What to do if I got prescribed codeine what's the side effects going to do?

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Dr. David Godot
Clinical Psychology 8 years experience
Take as directed: Don't operate machinery. Side effects are mostly tiredness, with some chance of nausea.

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