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A 38-year-old member asked:

i have codeine from 2011, is it still safe to use 2 years later?

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Dr. Edward Shin
Pain Management 30 years experience
Codeine: Do not use expired medicines. See your family doctor for a new prescription if needed.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

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

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
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 33-year-old member asked:

Does ceron-dm cypress pH have codeine?

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Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 43 years experience
No: The ingredients are phenylephrine (fen-ill-ef-rin), chlorpheniramine (klor-fen-eer-a-meen), and dextromethorphan (dex-troe-meth-or-fan). See http://www.Walgreens.Com/marketing/library/finddrug/druginfo1.Jsp?Id=646762 for more information.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What are side effects of codeine?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
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.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is hydromet another type of codeine?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
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.

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