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Codeine

Also known as Capital And Codeine, Colrex, Ez Iii, Fioricet With Codeine, Margesic #3, Rid-A-Pain, Tylenol With Codeine, Tylenol With Codeine #2, Tylenol With Codeine #3, and Tylenol With Codeine #4


Codeine or 3-methylmorphine (a natural isomer of methylated morphine) is an opiate used for its analgesic, antitussive, antidiarrheal, antihypertensive, antianxiety, sedative and hypnotic properties, to suppress premature labor contractions, myocardial infarction, suppress coughing, as well as many other uses. Codeine is the second-most predominant alkaloid in opium, at up to three percent. Although codeine can be extracted from natural sources, a semi-synthetic process is the primary source of codeine for pharmaceutical use. It is considered the prototype of the weak to midrange opioids (tramadol, dextropropoxyphene, dihydrocodeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone).

Source: Wikipedia

DEA Class 3 meaning a moderate to low potential for physical and psychological dependence.

Estimated Total Cost: $46.09 for an average of 21 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed codeine to treat gum disease, blastomycosis, pick disease, and rabies.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take codeine if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

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