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== General Information ==
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Classification: Depressant
  
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Codeine is an opiate used in the treatment of pain and to reduce coughing. It occurs naturally in the opium poppy and as such has a long history of human use.
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=== History ===
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== Dosage ==
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Light: 50-100mg
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Common: 100-150mg
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Heavy: 150-200mg (Note: The ceiling effect differs from person to person, but it seems to fall between 400-600mg)
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== Duration ==
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Onset: 30-45 minutes
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Duration: 3-6 hours
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After-effects: undefined
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== Effects ==
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Common
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*drowsiness
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*constipation
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Less common
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*itching
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*nausea
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*vomiting
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*dry mouth
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*miosis
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*orthostatic
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*hypotension
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*urinary retention
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*depression
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*coughing
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Rare
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*anaphylaxis
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*seizure
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*acute pancreatitis
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*respiratory depression.
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==Harm Reduction==
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Avoid: People seeking codeine experiences from medications that contain acetaminophen (paracetamol) may be putting themselves at risk for acetaminophen-related complications such as liver damage.
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== Chemistry and Pharmacology ==
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== Storage ==
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== Legal ==
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[[Category:Drugs]]
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[[Category:Opioid]]

Revision as of 12:54, 18 February 2014

General Information

Classification: Depressant

Codeine is an opiate used in the treatment of pain and to reduce coughing. It occurs naturally in the opium poppy and as such has a long history of human use.

History

Dosage

Light: 50-100mg Common: 100-150mg Heavy: 150-200mg (Note: The ceiling effect differs from person to person, but it seems to fall between 400-600mg)

Duration

Onset: 30-45 minutes Duration: 3-6 hours After-effects: undefined

Effects

Common

  • drowsiness
  • constipation

Less common

  • itching
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • dry mouth
  • miosis
  • orthostatic
  • hypotension
  • urinary retention
  • depression
  • coughing

Rare

  • anaphylaxis
  • seizure
  • acute pancreatitis
  • respiratory depression.

Harm Reduction

Avoid: People seeking codeine experiences from medications that contain acetaminophen (paracetamol) may be putting themselves at risk for acetaminophen-related complications such as liver damage. 

Chemistry and Pharmacology

Storage

Legal

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