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39I can39t be an addict. I am.39 Over-the-counter medicine abuse a

10/17/2014
06:02 | Author: Hannah Ramirez

Over the counter codeine addiction
39I can39t be an addict. I am.39 Over-the-counter medicine abuse a

Codeine, in compound analgesics, was the main medicine implicated with Conclusions Greater awareness of the addiction potential of OTC.

Recruitment via internet support groups reflects only those with internet access and those who have identified themselves already as having an addiction problem.

Addiction to OTC medicines was associated with genuine medical reasons initially and linked to medical prescribing.

Despite these emerging concerns, the scale of the problem remains uncertain and very little is known about the characteristics and particularly the experiences of those affected. 7, 11 Empirical quantitative studies have provided some evidence suggesting that a diverse group of individuals may be affected, ranging from adolescents experimenting with cough medicines in the USA, 12 to older individuals abusing analgesics in Nigeria, 13 and abuse of codeine-containing medicines and sedatives involving ‘middle-aged females’ in the UK.

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Query - Over-The-Counter Codeine Abuse - upcoming at-home-detox

8/16/2014
04:36 | Author: Emily Peterson

Over the counter codeine addiction
Query - Over-The-Counter Codeine Abuse - upcoming at-home-detox

I also have a 40+ pill a day O.T.C opiate addiction that has slowly and surely crept in to take over my existence over the last 2 years to the tune.

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Doctors and pharmacists call for tighter controls on codeine due to

6/15/2014
02:46 | Author: Hannah Ramirez

Over the counter codeine addiction
Doctors and pharmacists call for tighter controls on codeine due to

of Physicians support real time recording of over the counter codeine product sales to deter ''pharmacy shoppers''.Addicts can be difficult to.

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Addicts are typically busy professionals with homes and families and for that reason they recover well in treatment, according to Dr Frei.

Sales of OTC products containing codeine are worth about $145 million a year.

He is aware of people being referred to the methadone program for codeine addiction or going on other opioid replacement therapies such as suboxone or buprenorphine.

Dennis Leahy, owner of the Stanmore Station Pharmacy, said the addiction does not discriminate.

"Typically, these people are functional professionals with jobs and families who start using the combination analgesic quite legitimay for chronic pain," Dr Jackson said.

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Dependence on OTC drugs Over the counter drugs can be highly

4/14/2014
12:48 | Author: Alex Watson

Over the counter codeine addiction
Dependence on OTC drugs Over the counter drugs can be highly

Postings on the over-count website illustrate the most common addiction is to Solpadeine (paracetamol and codeine) and suggest more than 4000 people.

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Codeine phosphate is now only available on prescription but has been available over the counter in combination with aspirin, paracetamol, or ibuprofen for many years.

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There are no official statistics documenting the extent of dependence on legal non-prescription drugs. Although addiction to codeine combined in OTC painkillers has been recognised for many years, anecdotal reports suggest this problem is increasing, and we need large scale research to assess and monitor the extent of the problem.

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A Medline search found no research into addiction to OTC drug dependence in the UK. Numerous websites are, however, documenting cases of addiction and offering support to those people trying to withdraw from these drugs. Websites such as over-count.org.uk and codeinefree.me.uk l many personal stories, often remarkably similar and usually starting with appropriate use of analgesia for pain such as back injury or menstrual cramps. Postings on the over-count website illustrate the most common addiction is to Solpadeine (paracetamol and codeine) and suggest more than 4000 people registered on their website currently have this problem.

The development of dependency on over the counter (OTC) drugs is often forgotten. 1 In the past three months we have seen three patients with addictions to Nurofen plus (ibuprofen and codeine phosphate). All three had started using the product for its approved indications, but their use had escalated as they became tolerant to the codeine element. Each patient presented with side effects related to ibuprofen.

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Over-the-counter medicine abuse a review of the literature

2/13/2014
02:30 | Author: Alex Watson

Over the counter codeine addiction
Over-the-counter medicine abuse a review of the literature

OTC medicine abuse was identified in many countries and although implicated products varied, five key groups emerged: codeine-based.

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As Lessenger and Feinberg (2008 ) noted, there is a relative lack of literature relating to OTC medicines that may be abused, and only one previous review has been undertaken (Reed et al., 2011); this was limited only to codeine-based OTC medicines and certain prescribed medicines and focused mainly on the context for England but similarly concluded that there was little current OTC evidence relating to the prevalence of misuse and dependence and treatment.

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