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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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F/57 having hysteroscopy d&c tomorrow with general anesthesia .can I take my medication today.? Which are Paxil 40mg Ativan 1mg codeine sulfate 120mg. Anastrazole 1mg I take all thsse daily.forgot to ask my doctor and today Sunday clinic are close.

F/57 having hysteroscopy d&c tomorrow with general anesthesia .can I take my medication today.? Which are Paxil 40mg Ativan 1mg  codeine sulfate 120mg. Anastrazole 1mg I take all thsse daily.forgot to ask my doctor and today Sunday clinic are close.

Hysteroscopy/D&C: Patient is already scheduled for hysteroscopy/d&C with general anesthesia. Patient should take paxil, Ativan and codeine today and do not take any in am. Avoid anastarzole(NSAID) today, tomorrow and resume day after surgery. Inform the anesthesiologist and your doctor of all that you took in am.
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What to do if I discovered boots ibuprofen/codeine 200/12.8mg which gives 25.6mg overall each dosage. is there any better?

What to do if I discovered boots ibuprofen/codeine 200/12.8mg which gives 25.6mg overall each dosage. is there any better?

You misunderstand : Ibuprofen/ Codeine 200/12.8 is not a fraction. It signifies a dose of 200 milligrams of ibuprofen together with 12.8 milligrams of codeine. A normal adult dose . If they were prescribed for you, take them as directed. If you found someone else's pills, get rid of them. Never take prescription pills belonging to someone else as they might do more harm than good. ...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

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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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Does codeine expire? My 4 year old son has been dealing with a scratchy throat all day and the Mucinex (guaifenesin) did not work today. We have some codeine that my older son used two years ago. Is it okay to administer a small dosage to our 4 year old?

Does codeine expire? My 4 year old son has been dealing with a scratchy throat all day and the Mucinex (guaifenesin) did not work today. We have some codeine that my older son used two years ago. Is it okay to administer a small dosage to our 4 year old?

You : You should not give your 4 year old son Codeine for two reasons: - first of all, Codeine does have an expiration date. It the medication was given to you two years ago, then it is almost certainly expired. Almost all medications have an expiration date. You should go through your medicine cabinet every three months and discard any old, unused portions of prescription medications. - second, it is never safe to share prescription medications unless specifically instructed to do so by your doctor. Codeine can be a good pain killer, but can be very dangerous in the wrong doses. Too large of a dose can cause someone to stop breathing. That why many medications are regulated via the prescription system - for safety - and should not be used unless specifically instructed to do so by your doctor. The best (and safest) treatments for a sore throat are: lots of fluids, rest, hot tea with honey and lemon, chicken noodle soup, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for pain, and a spoonful of honey for a sore throat. Research shows that these home remedies are as effective and much safer than over the counter medications. If you are concerned about your son's illness, you should call his doctor to discuss the safest and most appropriate treatments. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 90mg of Codeine in one dose?

No - so don't.: 60mg in one dose is the safe max. You can take this as often as 4X per day - but don't make the time span too close. You can become unresponsive/unconscious. That's dangerous. Please be careful. People have died. ...Read more

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How much time dose codeine stay in your system?

How much time dose codeine stay in your system?

Codeine only 1 day: The short half-life of Codeine in serum is only 2-4 hours. It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system. 4*6/24=1 days. The Codeine will stay in your system for about 1 days. Take this opportunity and stay clean. ...Read more

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How long do they have to wait after their last dose of codeine for their first dose of tramadol? They are 14 male

How long do they have to wait after their last dose of codeine for their first dose of tramadol? They are 14 male

Six hours: I suggest six hours because the half-life of Codeine is somewhere between one and three hours. That means that half of your dose of Codeine is metabolized in somewhere between one and three hours and half of the residual is metabolized in another three hours. Usually in the young healthy person i would expect the metabolism to be a lot quicker than any older person. So by six hours in a 14-year-ol. ...Read more

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I had a partial thyroidectomy 3 days ago in a lot of pain my gp told me to double the dose of codeine to 120mg every 4 hrs, is that ok?

I had a partial thyroidectomy 3 days ago in a lot of pain my gp told me to double the dose of codeine to 120mg every 4 hrs, is that ok?

Pain where?: If in the neck see a thyroidologist. If just any other pain for which you were given Codeine you can take it whether or not you are taking thyroid medication. ...Read more

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Whats the daily maximum dose of 500mg Acetaminophen + 15mg caffeine + 8mg codeine Tablets for relief from severe acute headache?

Whats the daily maximum dose of 500mg Acetaminophen + 15mg caffeine + 8mg codeine Tablets for relief from severe acute headache?

2,000 mg is max: Have you ever tried Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) for your headaches? It's a combination of aspirin, caffein, and butalbital. In my experience, Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) is much more effective than the combination you're taking. Acetaminophen is highly toxic to the liver. Codeine can actually cause headaches in some people. ...Read more

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I need to substitute my normal dose of Oxycodone 10mg with a comparable dose of Codeine 30mg tablets (no Acetaminophen in these Codeine). How many?

I need to substitute my normal dose of Oxycodone 10mg with a comparable dose of Codeine 30mg tablets (no Acetaminophen in these Codeine). How many?

Oxycodone conversion: It is better to contact your prescribing physician since one has to take cross -tolerance into consideration for opioid rotation. ...Read more