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Doctor insights on: How Does Codeine Work To Affect Neurotransmission Of The Brain

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68 yr-old man, new-onset loss of left toes dorsiflexion, 51 years after Harvey Cushing's Osteoplastic Craniotomy for temporal lobe epilepsy.....?

68 yr-old man, new-onset loss of left toes dorsiflexion, 51 years after Harvey Cushing's Osteoplastic Craniotomy for temporal lobe epilepsy.....?

See ur NeuroSurgeon: New-onset loss of L foot dorsiflexion after craniotomy may be a complication of surgery, perhaps related to positioning. EMG/NCV (muscle & nerve testing) can localize site of nerve injury. Physical therapist can offer exercises to improve function as well as recommend ankle-foot orthotic to minimize risk of falling/tripping due to foot drop. Bottom line, chat w/your NeuroSurgeon then see FamilyDoc ...Read more

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Codeine, does this work for ovulation pain as well?

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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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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I have a sinus headache and took 1 apap/codeine 300-30mg 1hour ago but it still did not work is it safe for me to take another one?

I have a sinus headache and took 1 apap/codeine 300-30mg 1hour ago but it still did not work is it safe for me to take another one?

Yes.: It's safe from the dose point of view, it's not going to cause harm, although when given prescriptions that have controlled substances, you should always contact your prescribing physician as there is a trust issue involved with doctor/patient relationships when patients take more than the prescribed dose for their medication. ...Read more

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I have migraine and normal tylenol (acetaminophen) does not work but doctor does not gives me codeine medications?

I have migraine and normal tylenol (acetaminophen) does not work but doctor does not gives me codeine medications?

That's appropriate.: There are many other alternatives which should be tried before going there..... Midrin, non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs, triptans... And a whole host of prophylactic medications if the headaches are frequent. ...Read more

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Extreme headache on the left side(above ear). Just started 5 days ago. Doc tried muscle relaxers-didnt work. Codeine barely helps. What could it be?-

Extreme headache on the left side(above ear). Just started 5 days ago. Doc tried muscle relaxers-didnt work. Codeine barely helps. What could it be?-

Simple Injection: Occipital nerve injections are simple to perform, low risk and very readily identify these headaches(occipital neuralgia).These injections are performed by some neurologists, and almost all pain specialists(don't let them talk you into an epidural). If it's occipital neuralgia, you will have pretty complete relief in 10 to 20 minutes. Injections might need to be repeated. Findout why your having. ...Read more

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Is it OK to drive professionally while taking Tylenol/Codeine #3, Gabapentin & Methocarbamol? My doctor said, has other patients that drive for work.

Is it OK to drive professionally while taking Tylenol/Codeine #3,  Gabapentin & Methocarbamol? My doctor said, has other patients that drive for work.

Varies: The usual answer would be no. Narcotics and muscle relaxants can both cause sedation and low response time similar in theory to alcohol consumption with driving. The main exception to this is the case when a person has been on them for a while and has showed no ill effects. Even then it is a good idea to get a letter from your doctor saying it is ok in case you were to get in an accident. ...Read more

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If allergic to oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine, & butrans & nucynta (tapentadol) do not work for pain, what alternatives are there? Demerol? Dillaudid?

If allergic to oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine, & butrans & nucynta (tapentadol) do not work for pain, what alternatives are there? Demerol? Dillaudid?

May be : You are probably allergic to class of medications called narcotics and Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) and Dilaudid are from the same family try non steroidal as Motrin advil or tram afoul ultramodern. ...Read more

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I've get severe 10/10 period pains for the past couple of months prescribed codeine and mefenemic acid dont work. I recently found out my uterus is retroverted on an mri. Possible endometriosis?

I've get severe 10/10 period  pains for the past couple of months prescribed codeine and mefenemic acid dont work. I recently found out my uterus is retroverted on an mri. Possible endometriosis?

Possible: The only way to make a definitive diagnosis would be with a laparoscopy. There are some medicines that in essence put you in temporary menopause and could help if the pain is due to menopause. Hope this helps. ...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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I was getting promethazine codeine for IBS I move got a new Doctor and she switched me to just promethazine, it works for the nausea but still have stomach Paine how do I get switched back?

I was getting promethazine codeine for IBS I move got a new Doctor and she switched me to just promethazine, it works for the nausea but still have stomach Paine how do I get switched back?

Lifestyle: Look for other ways to control your irritable bowel pain. Control signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome by learning to manage stress and making changes in your diet and lifestyle. Try to avoid foods that trigger your symptoms. Also try to get enough exercise, drink plenty of fluids and get enough sleep. Eat more fiber. Stay with it and don't give up. ...Read more

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How does codeine affect the neurotransmission? What is the impact>

How does codeine affect the neurotransmission? What is the impact>

Binds to brain recep: Codeine's active metabolite, mainly morphine, exerts analgesic and euphoric effects by binding to mu receptors ...Read more

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Why shouldn't codeine be given to someone who is hypothyroid ?

Why shouldn't codeine be given to someone who is hypothyroid ?

Use with caution: Use of narcotics (opioid class of medication) such as codeine can increase risk of respiratory and CNS depression, and may worsen effects of hypothyroidism such as lethargy, impaired mentation, depression and constipation. Dosing of opioids should be reduced and used with caution to patients with hypothyroidism ...Read more

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I need help urgently! my friend who's 13 toke a lot of "codeine phosphate" she didn't tell me how much, what do I do?

I need help urgently! my friend who's 13  toke a lot of "codeine phosphate" she didn't tell me how much, what do I do?

Tell a parent: Your friend has need of a friend who will help her get help. She may be depressed, abused or have other serious issues that need help. Speak to your parents or hers and let them know what happened. She'll be unhappy with you but alive. ...Read more

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