Codeine Side Effects
Codeine side effects become a problem for people who are using the drugs for medical reasons and for people who are using them because they may have an addiction. All codeine side-effects can become a problem, but when you are using these drugs for medical reasons, you should consider all the codeine side effects before considering using codeine for your treatment.
Very Dangerous and Life Threatening
There are three kinds of codeine side effects that you will experience if you use the drug as recreational or medically and they include: common codeine side-effects, adverse codeine side-effects, withdrawal side-effects.
The common codeine side-effects are what individual experiences whenever he or she first uses codeine. They are not life threatening, for the most part, but to some people, these effects are sometimes considered uncomfortable and annoying.
A few common ones are:
- Dizziness, headache, lightheadedness
- Mood changes, nausea
- Vomiting, constipation, stomach pain
- Difficulty urinating
Adverse codeine side-effects are considered severe and use of codeine should be stopped immediately if any of the following side-effects occur:
- Hives, itching, rash
- Irregular heart beat
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Changes in vision
When using codeine for any reason, you always have to consider the withdrawal symptoms. These effects begin as soon as you stop using codeine and they remain present for several days. Codeine withdrawal can be minimized with medical professional care.
If you are experiencing any of the following withdrawal from codeine, contact your doctor immediately:
- Muscle pain
- Nausea, vomiting
- Fever, chills, sweating
- Runny nose
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Knowing the side-effects and how they will impact your life is the best way to choose whether or not this treatment is best for you. If you are addicted to abusing codeine and have experienced adverse withdrawal codeine side effects, call now. One of our professional counselors will be happy to assist you with any questions you or a loved one may have.