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Does Codeine Make You Drowsy
Why do I feel drowsy and tired for hours but can not fall asleep? I took only 1 acetaminophen codeine 300/60 around 12 am. I want to sleep but can't
Sleep apnea???: Hard to say. The meds might have built up a resistance to helping with sleep and may actually be inducing lack of sleep. I would consult dr. Asap and you may have to have a sleep study if this problem persists. ...Read more
Hi, last week I had terrible diarrhea, I then got a horrible flu a couple of days ago. I'm taking antibiotics, codeine and ibuprofen and feel very drowsy and nausea. I wake up in pools of sweat, mostly on my chest. I'very also been very constipated for a
Space them out: The codeine and zopiclone are both central nervous system depressants and you need to use caution when taking together. The doses are probably safe together, but as a general rule sedating meds should be spaced out 2-4 hours from each other to prevent respiratory depression and significant side effects. ...Read more
Consult you doctor..: Before taking any medications. Codeine is often used for the relief of mild to moderately severe pain when the use of an opioid analgesic is appropriate. Again it is important to consult your physician for a proper pain assessment to determine the appropriate course of therapy. ...Read more
Similar to morphine: Codiene is classed as an opiate. The parent drug of this class is morphine. The side effects are similar for all drugs in the class and include itching, nausea, vomiting, euphoria, drowsiness, dry mouth, depression, urinary retention (difficulty urinating) and constipation. A potentially serious side effect is respiratory depression or a slowing of respirations leading to respiratory arrest. ...Read more
Please Don't!!: Per Drugs. Com - mixing codeine & alcohol may ^ " nervous system side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty concentrating, and impairment in thinking and judgment. In severe cases, low blood pressure, respiratory distress, fainting, coma, or even death may occur. " ...Read more
Yes: Dextramethorphan also seen on labels as "dm" is a common non-narcotic cough suppressant. It is marketed as delsym (dextromethorphan). Before using cough suppressant medications, check with your physician to assess the cause of the cough so it can be treated directly rather than just suppressing it. ...Read more
Sort of: Tramacet (we in the States call it Ultracet) is a combination of Ultram (Tramadol) and paracetamol. Tramadol activates opiate receptors in the body, reducing pain, but not in the brain. Since it doesn't produce a "high", its addictive properties are less than that of codeine. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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
There are many.
And they need prescriptions.
Why would you ask?
A lung doc is better than codeine. ...Read more
Please get clean: You're 32 years old and you have many good years ahead of you, but only if you are able to put "speed" (meth or one of its relatives) away. It has devastating effects on your body, and the way you phrase your question indicates you are already using various controlled substances without supervision. Somebody loves you, reeb. For their sake, if not your own, please get clean. ...Read more
At least...: Six hours for light drinking, 12 to 24 for heavier - which you should not do in any case. ...Read more
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