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Is it safe to take codeine on empty stomach? It causes me constipation

Is it safe to take codeine on empty stomach? It causes me constipation

Safe but nauseous: Codeine, and all of the opiate drugs, can cause nausea, especially if taken on an empty stomach. The best way to avoid this is to eat someting like bread or crackers before taking the drug. And all of the opiates also cause constipation- so drink more water and eat fruits and veggies. ...Read more

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Have a sinus infection & was prescribed Zithromax & guaifenesin w/codeine. Can this cause constipation? I haven't really eaten but feel quite bloated.

Have a sinus infection & was prescribed Zithromax & guaifenesin w/codeine. Can this cause constipation? I haven't really eaten but feel quite bloated.

After days: Usually only after several days of therapy will the opioid codeine contribute to constipation. If you've been on it for days, it may be the codeine. If you just recently started this regimen, I might suspect something else (diet, lack of hydration or movement). ...Read more

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Can codeine cause stomach problems such as sickness and sharp stomach pain?

Can codeine cause stomach problems such as sickness and sharp stomach pain?

Possibly: Codeine and other opiates are well known for causing nausea. Sharp pains, not so sure. If continues (especially after stopping medication, which you should) see your md again. ...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 take a Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 with codeine while I have a stomach virus?

Can I take a Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 with codeine while I have a stomach virus?

Should be ok: Yes, though codeine can cause nausea which might make you feel worse! ...Read more

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I took liquid codeine and tablets of codeine together for abdominal pain and I developed a prolonged qt interval on an ecg. Did this combo cause this?

I took liquid codeine and tablets of codeine together for abdominal pain and I developed a prolonged qt interval on an ecg. Did this combo cause this?

Unlikely but...: It is unlikely that Codeine alone would cause QT prolongation. Usually the other medications it is combined with are the culprit. Certainly this is concerning and may indicate you have QT prolongation as a baseline not previously identified. Get this checked out soon by a qualified health care provider. ...Read more

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Hi, i have burning pain in my stomach. Gastroscopy was clear. Ultrasound clear. I do take paracetamol & codeine every day for 7 years and have ibs?

Hi, i have burning pain in my stomach. Gastroscopy was clear. Ultrasound clear. I do take paracetamol & codeine every day for 7 years and have ibs?

Too long: Long-term use of multiple pain medications is a problem. There are cases where it is necessary, but most often not. As the other Dr noted, this can cause constipation and you already suffer IBS. Please consult doctor to find better treatment. Be sure to discuss diet, etc. in detail. You're too young to not get this under control! Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 with codeine for my herniated disc pain while battling a stomach virus?

Is it ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 with codeine for my herniated disc pain while battling a stomach virus?

Gastroenteritis: The stomach virus, also called gastroenteritis, will run its course in a few days. Tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine will not affect the duration of the virus, but if you are sensitive to codeine you may have nausea and vomiting. If you tolerated the medication in the past, you should be able to take it without issue. ...Read more

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If you take a pill on an empty stomach, can it cause vomiting?

If you take a pill on an empty stomach, can it cause vomiting?

No-: Vomiting is caused by something that locally irritates the opal cavity or intestinal tract or a central nervous system stimulant such as a noxious smell. that activates a center in the brain. It can also be caused by intestinal blockage or intense pain. It has little to do with what is in the G.I. tract . The noxious stimulant causes a reversal of the usual pattern of intestinal motion ...Read more

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Please suggest that lukewarm water with honey and lime together take it with empty stomach cause to reduce some weight or it just a myth....Or works?

Please suggest that lukewarm water with honey and lime together take it with empty stomach cause to reduce some weight or it just a myth....Or works?

Diet and exercise: The healthiest way to lose weight is a healthy well balanced diet and regular exercise. Cut out all sodas and drink water instead. For snacks dont eat sugar filled cookies and such, instead opt for healthy snacks such as fruits, vegetables or even different kind of nuts which can also give you some energy. Get 7-8 hours of sleep at night which is important. Dont eat upto 2 hours before bedtime. ...Read more

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