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Does thebaine get metabolized into codeine or morphine in the human body?

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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In brief: Neither

The chemical structure of thebaine is similar to both morphine and codeine.
When taken orally, it is not converted to either morphine or codeine. It acts as a stimulant rather than a central nervous system depressant. It is a schedule ll drug in the us which means that it can be abused.

In brief: Neither

The chemical structure of thebaine is similar to both morphine and codeine.
When taken orally, it is not converted to either morphine or codeine. It acts as a stimulant rather than a central nervous system depressant. It is a schedule ll drug in the us which means that it can be abused.
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