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Doctor insights on: How Does Codeine Work In The Body

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How bad for the body is it drink codeine after the pain it was prescribed for is gone?

How bad for the body is it drink codeine after the pain it was prescribed for is gone?

Yes: Why would anyone want to take a pain medication or narcotic when there is no indication. The less medication that one takes the better they are. ...Read more

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Codeine, does this work for ovulation pain as well?

It can: If u want to try to prevent ovulatory pain then take bc pills or other hormonal birth control which should prevent ovulation. ...Read more

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Could morphine, hydrocodone, codeine deteriorate my body?

Could morphine, hydrocodone, codeine deteriorate my body?

Yes,: they are all very addictive narcotics, best to avoid if possible, or short term usage, they can all cause death if overdosed. ...Read more

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How can codeine addiction affect my body?

How can codeine addiction affect my body?

Same as any opiate: The long-term physical effects are predominantly constipation, edema, potential reduction of testosterone and estrogen, and (in higher doses) potential for heart arrhythmias. The biggest problem is physical dependency and addiction, and withdrawal when you can't get your drug. Equally problematic are the legal issues, including crime to obtain drug, getting arrested, prison, family breakup etc. ...Read more

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Does thebaine get metabolized into codeine or morphine in the human body?

Does thebaine get  metabolized into codeine or morphine in the human body?

Neither: The chemical structure of thebaine is similar to both morphine and codeine. When taken orally, it is not converted to either morphine or codeine. It acts as a stimulant rather than a central nervous system depressant. It is a schedule ll drug in the us which means that it can be abused. ...Read more

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Can thebaine be metabolized into either codeine or morphine in the human body?

Thebaine: Thebaine is an intermediate molecule in the production of other natural opioids in the poppy plant. Yes it does get metabolized to codeine, morphine and other molecules. ...Read more

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How long will this codeine cough medicine be reflected in my body in a drug test?

How long will this codeine cough medicine be reflected in my body in a drug test?

Few days: Depends on the dose and duration of use. No more than five days after stopping it. ...Read more

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I've got to take codeine for pain relief 60/90mg will this affect muscle building as I work out?

No, but . . .: I would STRONGLY recommend that you not work-out while taking codeine. You will increase your risk of injury. Codeine can effect your balance, which may effect your posture--which is critical when weight lifting. Also, codeine might mask your ability to properly sense pain, as well as your ability to judge when NOT to push yourself. ...Read more

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Could an overdose of codeine phosphate and lorazepam remain in the body long enough to kill you?

Could an overdose of codeine phosphate and lorazepam remain in the body long enough to kill you?

Depends on factors: Depends on many factors including age sex liver condition previous benzo use and many other factors like if the person had developed tolerance to the benzodiazepine or new to the use what kind of heart or brain condition he or she was in so question like that are hard to answer unless seen clinically so answered will be very hypothetical means book like. ...Read more