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

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

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