Top 20 Doctor insights on: Weaning off codeine

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If you are rapidly weaning yourself off codeine, would it make your speech slurred?

Withdrawl: A rapid wean from any opioid could cause withdrawl symptoms. Slurred speach could be one of these. ...Read more

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How to wean post-op from gabapentin, tramadol and codeine?

How to wean post-op from gabapentin, tramadol and codeine?

Ask your doctor: Ways to wean drugs vary from physician to physician. There are no "bright line" standards that must be followed aside from what one's own knowledge & experience tell them. Most importantly is the knowledge that a prescriber has of his/her OWN PATIENT. Therefore, the WORST person to get advice from for this type of matter would be someone who DID NOT PRESCRIBE these drugs. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I am on Gabapentin, Tramadol and Codeine for osteoarthitic hip pain and will be having surgery in 2 weeks. How do I wean off all this afterwards?

I am on Gabapentin, Tramadol and Codeine for osteoarthitic hip pain and will be having surgery in 2 weeks. How do I wean off all this afterwards?

Discuss w/ surgeon: Be sure to get detailed directions from your surgery team about this important issue. Be sure you understand it well and ask for instructions for contact help if you discover further questions or problems. You are wise to want to plan ahead. They are the best source of guidance as they should know both your Hx and Tx most completely. ...Read more

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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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What to do if I am highly alergic to codeine and opaites.?

What to do if I am highly alergic to codeine and opaites.?

Ensure It's Allergy: Codeine and opiates can cause non-allergic itching or hives. In fact before allergists could use histamine as a positive control for allergy testing they used codeine as a substitute because if you poke it into the skin, it creates a red itchy bump. ...Read more

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I am taking codeine phosphate30mg amitroptiline 30g and zopicpone 7-5 mg is this ok?

I am taking codeine phosphate30mg amitroptiline 30g and zopicpone 7-5 mg is this ok?

Space them out: The codeine and zopiclone are both central nervous system depressants and you need to use caution when taking together. The doses are probably safe together, but as a general rule sedating meds should be spaced out 2-4 hours from each other to prevent respiratory depression and significant side effects. ...Read more

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Why am I insomniac with codeine?

Why am I insomniac with codeine?

Look for caffeine: Many of the common (prescribed) preparations of Codeine contain caffeine, which could very likely be the cause of insomnia. Insomnia is also a possible side effect to the Codeine itself. ...Read more

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Why is codeine a stimulant?

Why is codeine a stimulant?

No: Codeine is a narcotic and is used for moderate to severe pain. It is not a stimulant. ...Read more

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How can I quit codeine intake?

How can I quit codeine intake?

Codeine: Slow weaning process, Codeine is metabolized by your body to morphine. You should consult a medical specialist if having dependency / abuse issues ...Read more

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Does Cheratussin AC have codeine?

AC = Codeine: Never use this medication without a proper doctor's prescription. ...Read more

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Is codeine good for nerve pain?

Is codeine good for nerve pain?

Not my first choice: Would not normally use codeine for any reason clinically other than for recalcitrant cough. Opioids for nerve pain not the best approach, but drug Nucynta is approved for diabetic nerve pain. Prefer gabapentin, Lyrica, Cymbalta, or even Savella (milnacipran). ...Read more

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Can you get codeine without tylenol?

Can you get codeine without tylenol?

Yes but it will: Require a restricted prescription from a provider with controlled substance approval. ...Read more

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How can Ultram mimic a mild codeine?

How can Ultram mimic a mild codeine?

Receptor action: In "mimick" if you are referring to the pain relieving qualities, ultram is thought to have some effect at the same body receptor (mu receptor) as opioids do. Always discuss questions such as these with the prescribing physician. ...Read more