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I've been taking codeine sulfate 60mg. Lately my medication is on backorder. Which other pain meds could I consider. It has to be similar to codeine?

I've been taking codeine sulfate 60mg. Lately my medication is on backorder. Which other pain meds could I consider. It has to be similar to codeine?

See your doctor: There is no over the counter replacement for codeine. There are multiple other options, but they are all controlled substances that need be prescribed by a physician. See your doctor to determine which is best for you. ...Read more

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Help can codeine sulfate and hydrocodone show up as the same in a simple drug test?

Help can codeine sulfate and hydrocodone show up as the same in a simple drug test?

Yes: Drugs tests look for 2 essential chemicals when they look for opiates - Codeine and morphine, which are similar compounds and they are both converted into each other. Hydrocodone is metabolized into Codeine which is then transformed by acetylation to morphine. These are the final common pathway products for most, but not all, opiates. Oxycodone produces relatively little, is has separate test. ...Read more

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I'm prescribed codeine sulfate taken daily i'm having hysteroscopy in 2 days and undergoing general anesthesia. When should I stop taking codeine?

I'm prescribed codeine sulfate taken daily i'm having hysteroscopy in 2 days and undergoing general anesthesia. When should I stop taking codeine?

Continue the codeine: I would recommend that you continue the codeine thru the surgery. On at the morning of surgery take your medications with a sip of water. Make sure that the anesthesiologist is aware of your codeine intake.* He/She MUST know you are taking a narcotic (codeine) prior to surgery. You MUST tell the anesthesiologist the dose and frequency of administration. You may taper the codeine after surgery. ...Read more

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I have chronic RLS after 3yrs on mirapex (pramipexole) it now causes symptoms to worsen! also on codeine sulfate. What's next? Thought i'd found the relief

I have chronic RLS after 3yrs on mirapex (pramipexole) it now causes symptoms to worsen! also on codeine sulfate. What's next? Thought i'd found the relief

Troublesome! : Rls is very troublesome. All the meds we use show tolerance over time. You can google the laundry list of meds we use (sinemet, klonopin, neurontin, mirapex, (pramipexole) etc.) but your best bet is to sit down with a sleep specialist in your area. He/she can guide next med selection. Btw, occasionally 400 mg of magnesium helps before bedtime. Cheap, too. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can i hurt my liver or heart taking 30mg codeine and 975mg tylenol (acetaminophen) once every week or two? Long term not as a single dosage. So 26-30 times per year

Can i hurt my liver or heart taking 30mg codeine and 975mg tylenol (acetaminophen) once every week or two? Long term not as a single dosage. So 26-30 times per year

Depends: It depends on how you metabolize it. Also why are you taking it? Should have a good reason to be on an opiod. Long term no matter how often you take it. ...Read more

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I accidentally went 40mg above the maximum dosage of codeine 5 days ago and since then I have been getting fever, upper right abdominal pain causes?

I accidentally went 40mg above the maximum dosage of codeine 5 days ago and since then I have been getting fever, upper right abdominal pain causes?

Gall bladder: Right upper quadrant pain and fever could signal gall bladder (GB) inflammation or infection, and narcotics like codeine can precipitate GB problems. Pneumonia also can cause upper abdominal pain and fever. Please see a doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more