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Codeine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects Warnings




11/27/2014
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Codeine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects Warnings

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Generic Name: codeine (KOE deen) Brand Names:

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CSA Schedule 2 High potential for abuse.

feeling like you might pass out;

After you have stopped using this medication, flush any unused pills down the toilet. Disposal of medicines by flushing is recommended to reduce the danger of accidental overdose causing death. This advice applies to a very small number of medicines only. The FDA, working with the manufacturer, has determined this method to be the most appropriate route of disposal and presents the least risk to human safety.

Initial dose: 30 mg orally, IM, subcutaneously, or IV every 6 hours as necessary. May titrate dose to achieve desired analgesic effect. Doses up to 60 mg orally, IM, subcutaneously, or IV every 4 hours have been used.

curvature of the spine that affects breathing; kidney disease;

feeling dizzy or drowsy;

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Codeine may be habit-forming, even at regular doses. Never share this medicine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. MISUSE OF NARCOTIC MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription. Selling or giving away codeine is against the law.

enlarged prostate, urination problems; mental illness; or.

See also: Side effects (in more detail).

Do not stop using codeine suddenly after long-term use, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when you stop using this medicine.

Measure liquid medicine with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

Take codeine with food or milk if it upsets your stomach.

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You should not use codeine if you are allergic to it, or if you have:

2 to 6 years: 2.5 to 5 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours Maximum 30 mg/day 6 to 12 years: 5 to 10 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours Maximum 60 mg/day.

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a gallbladder or pancreas disorder; underactive thyroid;

To make sure this medicine is safe for you, l your doctor if you have: liver disease;

Codeine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. The use of codeine by some nursing mothers may lead to life-threatening side effects in the baby. Do not breast-feed while taking this medicine.

Codeine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Initial dose: 15 mg orally, IM, subcutaneously, or IV every 6 hours as necessary. May titrate dose to achieve desired analgesic effect. Doses up to 60 mg orally, IM, subcutaneously, or IV every 4 hours have been used.

blockage in your digestive tract (stomach or intestines);

asthma, COPD, sleep apnea, or other breathing disorders;

Usual Geriatric Dose for Pain:

nausea, vomiting, stomach pain; constipation; sweating; or.

MISUSE OF NARCOTIC MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.

Common codeine side effects include:

Pregnancy Category C Risk cannot be ruled out.

In some people, codeine breaks down rapidly in the liver and reaches higher than normal levels in the body. This can cause dangerously slow breathing and may cause death, especially in a child.

Medicines that contain codeine should not be given to a child just after surgery to remove the tonsils or adenoids.

Usual Geriatric Dose for Cough:

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Codeine may cause breathing problems, behavior changes, or life-threatening addiction and withdrawal symptoms in your newborn if you use the medication during pregnancy. l your doctor if you are pregnant.

Older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of this medicine.

Seek emergency medical attention if a child taking this medication has any of the following life-threatening side effects: noisy breathing, sighing, slow breathing with long pauses between breaths; being unusually sleepy or hard to wake up; blue colored lips.

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Medicines that contain codeine should not be given to a child just after surgery to remove the tonsils or adenoids.

Initial dose: 10 mg orally every 6 hours as necessary. May titrate cautiously up to 20 mg every 4 hours. Maximum 120 mg/day.

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Codeine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.

Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle. Codeine is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription.

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to codeine: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Since codeine is used for pain, you are not likely to miss a dose. Skip any missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

Drink 6 to 8 full glasses of water daily to help prevent constipation while you are taking codeine. Do not use a stool softener (laxative) without first asking your doctor.

Usual Adult Dose for Pain:

Usual Adult Dose for Cough:

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a history of drug or alcohol addiction.

mild itching or rash.

1 year or greater: 0.5 mg/kg or 15 mg/m2 orally, IM, or subcutaneously every 4 to 6 hours as needed.

Initial dose: 15 mg orally every 6 hours as necessary. May titrate up to 20 mg every 4 hours. Maximum 120 mg/day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Cough:

Codeine may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you. Dizziness or severe drowsiness can cause falls or other accidents.

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at. A codeine overdose can be fatal, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription. Overdose symptoms may include slow breathing and heart rate, severe drowsiness, muscle weakness, cold and clammy skin, pinpoint pupils, and fainting.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

Other drugs may interact with codeine, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. l each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Get emergency medical help if a child taking this medication has breathing problems, blue lips, or severe drowsiness, or if you cannot wake the child up from sleep.

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You should not use codeine if you are allergic to it, or if you have an uncontrolled breathing disorder, a bowel obstruction called paralytic ileus, or frequent asthma attacks or hyperventilation.

a history of head injury or brain tumor; low blood pressure;

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This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Addison's disease or other adrenal gland disorder;

confusion, agitation, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior;

a bowel obstruction called paralytic ileus; or.

untreated or uncontrolled asthma or other breathing disorder;

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See also: Pregnancy and breastfeeding warnings (in more detail).

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Codeine can slow or stop your breathing. Never use this medicine in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. l your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.

feelings of extreme happiness or sadness; seizure (convulsions); or problems with urination.

Codeine is used to treat mild to moderay severe pain.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Pain:

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Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with codeine. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.

Taking this medicine with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can cause dangerous or life-threatening side effects. Ask your doctor before taking codeine with a sleeping pill, other narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.

frequent asthma attacks or hyperventilation.

Codeine can slow or stop your breathing. Never use this medicine in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Codeine may also be habit-forming, even at regular doses. Never share this medicine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medicine in a place where others cannot get to it.

slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting, shallow breathing;


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