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Oxygen Saturation Side Effects
I'm taking codeine 60mg x4 a day and was just ordering if it can make your oxygen saturation lower? My sats are 91% - 94% occasionally. Side effects??
Oxygen Saturation: Red blood cells contain protein called Hemoglobin. Most of the oxygen in the body is attached to the hemoglobin. Oxygen saturation refers to proportion of red blood cells whose hemoglobin is bound to oxygen. It can be measure by pulse oximetry or by sampling blood from an artery. ...Read more
Are you sick?: Any measured finding has to be correlated with your condition. If you feel fine, then these values are okay. Do you smoke? If you feel bad: have shortness of breath, cough, fever, chest pain, etc. and if you repeat them and the numbers are the same, then you should get seen quickly. Either value can be normal, or indicate a problem, depending on what is going on at the time you measure them. ...Read more
Yes, generally : Speaking. Spo2 refers to any oxygen saturation obtained by using pulse oximetry, the type of absorption spectrophotometry - that is why "p" is added. It will reasonably accurately show the percentage of oxygenated hemoglobin in the individual's blood at the wide range of inspired oxygen concentrations - from room air to a 100% o2. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer