Codeine 30 Mg
Codeine is used to reduce mild to moderate pain. Usually, in combination with other drugs, it can also reduce coughing. Codeine will help relieve symptoms, but it will not treat symptoms and will not speed recovery. Codeine belongs to a type of medication called an opium reliever (narcotic), and it also belongs to a type of medication called an antitussive. When codeine is used to treat pain, it works by changing the way the brain and nervous system react to pain.
How to use Codeine
Codeine can also be used in combination with acetaminophen (capital and codeine, Tylenol and codeine), aspirin, caripritol and promethazine, and as an ingredient in many cough and cold medicines. Codeine is taken orally in the form of tablets, capsules and solutions (liquids). Follow the directions on the prescription label carefully and ask the doctor or pharmacist to explain the parts you do not understand. Take codeine exactly as directed.
Side Effects of Codeine
Codeine can cause some serious side effects. Tell your doctor if these symptoms are severe:
- Difficulty urinating
- Unable to get an erection
- Irregular menstruation
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Precautions of Codeine
- You should know that this drug can reduce the wealth of men and women. Discuss the risk of taking codeine with your doctor.
- Tell the doctor if you are breast-feeding. Replace breast milk with codeine.
- If you are going to have surgery, including dental surgery, please tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking codeine.
- You should know how this medicine affects you, do not drive a car or use machines.
- You should be aware that codeine can cause dizziness, vertigo and fainting when you get up from your prone position too quickly. This is more common when you start taking codeine for the first time. To avoid this problem, get up slowly, put your feet on the floor for a few minutes, and then get up.
Storage of Codeine
Keep this medication in the container in which it enters, tightly closed and out of the reach of children. Please keep it at room temperature and away from excessive heat and humidity (do not put it in the bathroom).
Drug Interactions Codeine
Drug interactions can change the way drugs work or increase the risk of serious side effects. Some drugs that may interrelate with this medication include: certain pain relievers (mixed opioid agonists-antagonists such as pentazocine, nalbuphine, and butorphanol), naltrexone.
Naloxone is used to contrary the life-threatening effects of an overdose. It relieves the dangerous symptoms caused by high concentrations of opioids in the blood by preventing the effects of opioids. If you take too much opium, you may not be able to do it yourself. Symptoms of an overdose may include the following:
- Difficulty breathing
- Excessive sleepiness
- Loss of consciousness
- Cold, damp skin
- Slow heart rate