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Why do people chose codeine? what purpose does it have?

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Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
Pain relief: Codeine may be used to treat mild-to-moderate pain which is not relieved by nonopioid analgesics. However, codeine can slow or even stop your breathing, and this drug may be habit-forming. Misusing codeine can cause addiction, overdose or even death, particularly in a child or other person who uses this drug without a prescription. I am available to consult with you further on HealthTap.

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