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What are the long term effects of taking codeine. i have been taking 1 year prescribed by go for pain worried about the long term effects 30mg x 4 a d?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Narcotic addiction: Long term effects of taking any narcotic are physical and emotional addiction and tolerance to the medication. Codeine causes nausea that often gets better with time, but the constipation will persist. Talk with your doctor about alternative solutions.

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Last updated Jul 17, 2015

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