Codeine Addiction


Codeine is an opioid pain medication. It is less potent then other opiates but has similar affects and addictive qualities. It is commonly prescribed for mild to moderate pain and coughing.

Immediate side effects of Codeine use:

  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Low blood pressure
  • Itching
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Blurred Vision
  • Seizures

Long-term side effects of Codeine use:

  • Depression
  • Impaired memory
  • Muscle spams
  • Anxiety
  • Liver damage
  • Fatigue
  • Kidney damage
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