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A 55-year-old female asked:

I was taking codeine 4. my liver enzymes is a little elevated. what other opiates is similar to codeine? oxycodone and oxymorphone gets me sick. f/55

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Codeine is usually formulated with Tylenol (acetaminophen) which can harm your liver. Other opiods such as morphine, hydromorphone, or hydrocodone (new formulation) may be appropriate in your case. Opiods are a double edge sword. They hurt you more in the long run, than help you. Find a pain management specialist in your area.

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Last updated Aug 27, 2016

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