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Codeine Sulfate Medication
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
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.
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.
Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
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
Had 1 12oz bottle of alcohol (5.9%) forgot was supposed to continue my pain medication. Codeine#3. When can I take that after having alcohol?
Right now if...: Both codeine and alcohol can make you drowsy, dizzy, lightheaded, spacey etc. So it is advised to avoid combining them as they will have an additive effect. But one beer should not affect you that much. As long as you are not driving, operating heavy machinery or performing surgery tonight it should be safe to take you pain med now if needed. See https://www. Drugs. Com/food-interactions/codeine. Html ...Read more
Pain Med: This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Codeine can be habit-forming. ...Read more
Safe in pregnancy?: This medication is considered relatively safe in pregnancy (category c). This level means some animal studies suggest fetal risk but no human studies have to date. Avoidance in late pregnancy is advised as the child born after exposure may have respiratory depression ...Read more
Two hours ago I took 4mg diazepam. When will it be safe to take pain medication containing total of 30mg codeine.
4-6 hours: Diazepam and codeine have additive sedative effects. So to be careful not to get interactions, I would wait 4-6 hours before taking the codeine. You must be careful as they both can make you tipsy, stumble or fall. So to prevent any side effects separate their use by 4-6 hours. ...Read more
Dose dependent: Aspirin is good for mild pain, treats fever, and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent when used chronically. As the dose is increased, there is progressive issue with upset stomach and peptic ulceration. Codeine is good for moderate pain. As the dose is increased, it causes nausea and constipation. It is addicting. The drugs are combined to get a better total effect at lower doses. ...Read more
Is it safe to take Reishi, Chaga and Cordyceps Mushroom with prescription medications, specially Fiorecet With Codeine?
Wasteful, but safe.: (sigh) You've been listening to the high-school dropout at the health-food store again, haven't you? Why are you wasting your money on worthless nostrums? You are lett ...Read more
Chronic pain medication side effects, after getting prescribed tramadol and codeine. Is it normal to feel 'hung over' the day after taking them?
Can I take a half of a acetaminophen-codeine # 300-30 and a 500 mg tylenol tab before going to bed I broke my arm and have reduced my pain medication to one half tab morning and night.
I have migraine and normal tylenol (acetaminophen) does not work but doctor does not gives me codeine medications?
I hear there is a new medication called fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) which has codeine, can you tell me more about it?
An addicting med.: An addicting pain medicine for headaches. I would recommend you don't use it. I would do my best to understand the cause of your headaches. May just need new glasses, control your blood pressure, address the stress of life/job/responsibilities rather than complicate with an addicting medication. It would be my last resort, if ever at all. Go to a headache specialist, or interventional pain doc. ...Read more
Having chest, neck left arm, shoulder blade pains, when I take codeine phosphate or nytol tablets, can these medications cause heart problemsj?
Not usually, but..: These are not typical side effects. But as I like to say, every medicine has killed somebody sometime. Rarely, any drug may cause an unexplained or unusual reaction in a few people: nobody knows why, and it is called an idiosyncratic drug reaction. Of course, not taking medicines has killed a lot of people too. Apparently these two medicines and you do not agree. Do not take them. ...Read more
Can someone be hospitalized for bronchitis if prescription medication is not relieving chest tightness? Medications prescribed on 1/24/12: albuterol inhaler, cough sysrup with codeine, nebulizer treatment at urgent care facility on 1/24/12 only, predislon
See your personal MD: Medications prescribed are working against each other. Albuterol is a broncho dilator which helps you to cough up mucous. Codeine is a cough suppressant making it harder for you to cough up mucousrather than an urgent care center, it might be a better idea to make an appointment with your doctor to get you on proper medication. ...Read more
No difference: Hydromet contains codeine. Follow the prescribing doctors instruction. ...Read more
Codeine: Codeine is a controlled substance. It is in many medications by prescription only. Please contact your doctors to discuss it further. ...Read more
I take a drug test weekly because I am on suboxone. I come up positive for codeine every now and then. I have not taken any other substance. Help?
Codeine is an opiate: And therefore is tested for in many drug screens. Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine, an opiod medication, and naloxone an opiod/narcotic reverser. Buprenorphine is metabolized differently from methadone, heroin, etc. And if you are ONLY taking suboxone, the opiate test should be negative. So I can't explain your results. Discuss with your suboxone provider:) ...Read more
I have been clean and in a program for 7 years and just had a drug test show up positive for Codeine without taking it. The test said 47ng/mL- causes?
We need to talk: As a pathologist, I would not accept this level as indicating codeine use. These assays generate background noise and low levels are to be expected when there's been no drug ingestion. This is about a sixth of 300 ng/mL which is a common cutoff for codeine. The lab's pathologist should agree or risk liability. I believe you're clean. If someone else doesn't, get a lawyer. ...Read more
Initially: They will both usual show as opiates on the initial screen. Confirmatory testing will be more specific. ...Read more
Yes.: The test is for opiods and they are both opioids. ...Read more
Codeine: If you have a valid prescription this is not a concern. It usually lasts 3 - 5 days. ...Read more