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Codeine in Prescription Drugs

Codeine in Prescription DrugsCodeine in prescription drugs is one of the most commonly used prescription opioid drugs today. It is found in cough syrups, pills, liquid form and is even given to people who are suffering from minor pain such as headaches and tooth pain.

Codeine is a prescription drug, but the major market for codeine came about when codeine was mixed in with other prescription and over the counter drugs. Today, codeine is in dozens of different prescription drugs to treat all sorts of problems that people experience. Codeine in prescription drugs is just as addictive as codeine by itself.

Several commonly used codeine prescription drugs medications are:

  • Fioricet with codeine (headaches)
  • Cotabflu (cold symptoms, cough and nasal congestion, and hay fever)
  • Tylenol with codeine #2 (pain, cough, and osteoarthritis)
  • Maxiflu CD (cold symptoms, cough and nasal congestion)
  • Tridal (cough and nasal congestion)
  • Promethazine with codeine (cough)
  • Nalex AC (rhinorrhea, cough and cold symptoms)
  • Empirin with codeine (pain)

Codeine in prescription drugs can be obtained with a doctor’s prescription and most of them do have adverse side-effects that need to be heeded when considering taking these drugs for whatever reasons. Codeine, for starters, is HIGHLY addictive. Overuse of any of these drugs can lead to an ongoing battle with a codeine addiction that can soon change into a heroin or morphine addiction.

Besides the possible codeine addiction, other problems can occur such as:

  • Liver and kidney damage
  • Cloudy mind and thoughts
  • Vision problems
  • Confusion
  • Heart rate increase or decrease
  • Blood pressure increase or decrease
  • Orthostatic hypotension

Call Today For More Information On Codeine in Prescription Drugs

If you are considering using codeine in prescription drugs, consider the risks before taking it, and if you are already a victim to any effects or addiction to codeine, contact us today. One of our professional addiction counselors will be happy to answer any questions that you or a loved one may have.

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