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Codeine Information

Codeine Benefits & Uses

Codeine is used to treat the following -

  1. Pain Primary
  2. Cough Primary
  3. Diarrhoea

Codeine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Codeine


Codeine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Codeine is used -

  1. Cns stimulation
  2. Confusion
  3. Constipation Moderate
  4. Dizziness Mild
  5. Drowsiness
  6. Headache दुर्लभ
  7. Decreased blood pressure
  8. Lightheadedness
  9. Restlessness
  10. Tachycardia
  11. Euphoria

Codeine Related Warnings

Is the use of Codeine safe for pregnant women?

Codeine shows severe effect on pregnant women. For this reason, take it after medical advice only. Taking it with your desire can be harmful.


Is the use of Codeine safe during breastfeeding?

Taking Codeine may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Codeine should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary.


What is the effect of Codeine on the Kidneys?

Codeine is rarely harmful for kidney.


What is the effect of Codeine on the Liver?

Liver can be affected by Codeine. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.


What is the effect of Codeine on the Heart?

Codeine can have moderate side effects on the heart. If you notice any harmful effects then stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.


Severe Interaction of Codeine with Other Drugs

Codeine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -







    Codeine Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Codeine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

    1. Infections
    2. Hypothyroidism
    3. Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
    4. Kidney Disease
    5. Arrhythmia
    6. Liver Disease
    7. Drug Addiction

    Frequently asked Questions about Codeine

    Is this Codeine habit forming or addictive?

    Yes, there is a possibility of developing a habit of Codeine. Talk to doctor before taking it.


    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    After taking Codeine, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine. It can be dangerous, as Codeine can make you drowsy.


    Is it safe?

    " Yes, Codeine it is safe but take it after seeking your doctor's advice."

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    No, the use of Codeine in mental disorders is not effective.


    Codeine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Codeine

    There is no information on the effects of food and Codeine because this topic has not been scientifically researched yet.


    Interaction between Alcohol and Codeine

    Taking alcohol with Codeine can be dangerous.

    This medicine data has been created by -
    Md Saadullah
    M.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience
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    Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    2 Years of Experience
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