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Doctor insights on: Quick Facts About Codeine

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Does codeine makes you high?

Yes.: This is one reason why people gets addicted to this drug. ...Read more

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Are DXM and codeine similar?

Are DXM and codeine similar?

No: Codeine is an opioid precursor that the body converts to Morphine. So its basically morphine. DXM is DXM and it is closer to ketamine in action. ...Read more

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Can you buy any form of codeine otc?

Can you buy any form of codeine otc?

Codeine: Codeine is a narcotic, a controlled substance. It's available by prescription only. ...Read more

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What is effect of codeine on children?

What is effect of codeine on children?

Codeine: Codeine, at the proper dosage, can relieve pain and suppress cough. However, it can also cause a child to stop breathing when used during the post-operative period (after surgery). Frequent usage can cause addiction. ...Read more

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Why does codeine increase my appetite ?

Why does codeine increase my appetite ?

I can only guess: Sometimes appetite is increased when anxiety is less and opioids are known to reduce anxiety. While codeine is a "mild" opioid some people are quite sensitive. That's my best guess. Careful though, because I think this sensitivity to codeine might put you at greater risk of becoming addicted to it. ...Read more

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What are differing reactions to codeine?

What are differing reactions to codeine?

Codeine Side Effects: All of the opiates, including codeine, can cause nausea, vomiting, itching, constipation and sleepiness, and respiratory depression up to the point where you stop breathing and die. True allergic reactions to Codeine are rare but can occur. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about codeine linctus?

What can you tell me about codeine linctus?

Codeine linctus: Hello. This is used to suppress dry annoying hacking cough. Codeine is the active ingredient. (15mg in 5ml solution). Codeine is capable of suppressing the cough reflex in the central nervous system. ...Read more

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Why do some people get addicted to codeine?

Why do some people get addicted to codeine?

Addict: Addiction is a complex biological, psychological and social disease. There are risk factors that can more than likely predict who will be more likely to develop addiction. Also the type of medication used is also an issue in this situation. ...Read more

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What are some medicines that contain codeine?

What are some medicines that contain codeine?

Codeine in the mix: Codeine is bundled with different meds (not OTC meds) for suppression effect. It's with Tylenol (acetaminophen) for moderate to severe pain. Alters how brain perceives pain. It's combined with promethazine to suppress cough. It's in Soma compound. Alters how brain perceives pain. It's in Fioricet. Decrease perception of headache pain Because codeine is an opioid, it has abuse and addiction risks. ...Read more