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Codeine Phosphate

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Codeine phosphate is a type of medicine called an opioid. It’s a painkiller, but also has cough suppressant and anti-diarrhoeal actions.

I am welcome to our telehealth video information series – and this video is on codeine phosphate so what is quoting phosphate coating phosphate is often just known as codeine and is prescribed for relieving mild to moderate pain in adults over 18 years of age also for relieving dry irritating unproductive or painful coughs in adults and adolescents over 18 years

Of age it’s also used for treating acute diarrhea in adults and adolescence again over 12 years of age it’s also used for the short term relief of acute moderate pain in adolescence from 12 to 18 years when other painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen have not been effective so how does codeine phosphate work codeine is a type of medicine called an opioid

Analgesic and it’s used in treating pain codeine works by mimicking the action of natural pain reducing chemicals called endorphins that are produced in the brain and spinal cord codeine acts on the same opioid receptors as natural endorphins and his blocks the transmission of pain signals sent by the nerves to the brain this means that even though the cause of the

Pain may remain less pain has actually felt in treating cough codeine works by reducing the nerve signals sent from the part of the brain called the coughing center to the muscles that produce coughing coughing is a reflex response to irritation of the airways and is usually helpful for clearing mucus dust and other particles from the trojan lungs however sometimes

Coughing can become over stimulated even when there is no mucus to clear from the lungs of ruth in this situation coughing serves no purpose and can become painful and frustrating codeine can be used to block the coffee effects in situations where the cough serves no purpose so when there’s no phlegm being coughed up in friesian diarrhea according explanting on

Opioid receptors that are found in the muscles lining the walls of the intestines it slows down the muscular contraction of the intestine it reduces a speed at which the cough contents are pushed through the intestines allowing more time for warfarin electrolytes to be reabsorbed from the gore contents back into the body this results firm students that are passed

Less frequently and so controls diarrhea so how do you take codeine phosphate coating phosphate tablets and liquid drops can be taken either way too without food if you forget to take a dose of codeine phosphate just leave out the miss dose do not take a double dose to make up for nearly a miss tolls for adolescents aged 12 to 18 should not take codeine more often

Than every six hours or for longer than three days if your symptoms persist despite taking codeine get medical advice from the doctor or pharmacist so important information about codeine phosphate codeine phosphate may cause drowsiness and dizziness it may be an offense to drive while you’re taking codeine phosphorus so do not drive if you think it affects your

Ability to drive safely for example if it makes you feel dizzy sleepy unable to concentrate to make decisions so if you have alert or double vision do not drink alcohol while taking quoting phosphate as it likely to make any drowsiness or dizziness worse and do not exceed the prescribed dose of codeine or take it more frequently or for longer periods prescribed

10 prescribed by a doctor taking codeine regularly for a long time can lead to addiction which might cause you to feel restless and irritable when you stop taking the medicine taking a painkiller for a headache too often or for too long can actually make the headaches worse you shouldn’t take holding phosphate so who shouldn’t so children under 12 years of age

I had an essence aged 12 to 18 who have had surgery to remove their tonsils or adenoids for obstructive sleep apnea and people who were known to have genetic variation of a liver enzyme called cyp2d6 which metabolizes coding into morphine people would very shallow slow breathing and people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or copd and people having an

Asthma attack people with liver failure and people who have blockage in drug cough or were at risk of this also not to be taken by people who had had injury or raised pressure inside the skull and women who were breastfeeding so can you take quoting well brighton to breastfeeding the safety of codeine free use during pregnancy has not been established if code

Is misused regularly and third trimester it may cause withdrawal symptoms in the baby after birth if he is during labor it may cause breathing difficulties in the baby after birth it should be avoided during pregnancy and the late stages of labor unless considered essential by a doctor and then only if the expected benefit to the motor outweighs the way risk to

The baby codeine passes into breast milk in amounts that are probably too small to be harmful to most people however because some people metabolize coding in a slightly different way that can increase the risk of getting side-effects from the medicine it is recommended that women who are breastfeeding do not take holding so what are the possible side effects of

Codeine phosphate soybean constipation nausea and vomiting dizziness or spinning sensation drowsiness confusion and headache and itching or nettle rash slow shallow breathing and decreased blood pressure and difficulty passing urine dry mouth and dependence and medicine if it’s used for long periods of time so can you take codeine phosphate with other medicines

You shouldn’t take codeine phosphate if you’ve taken a type of a medicine called monoamine oxidase inhibitor in the last 14 days so meo is include the antidepressants phenelzine and isoka back side and my club em i’d and the anti parkinson’s medicine selena you’re more likely to feel drowsy if you take holding phosphate with other medicines that cause drowsiness

Such as antipsychotics such as haloperidol and chlorpromazine and a benzodiazepines such as temazepam and diazepam and sedation antihistamines such as paraffin and sleeping tablets such as single vein and order strong opioid painkillers such dihydrocodeine morphine and tramadol and tricyclic antidepressants such as sunlight rattling there is a risk of severe

Constipation if coding is used with anti motility medicines for diarrhea such as loperamide as quoting can reduce the muscular activity into god it may opposed the effect of the following medicine so don’t parrot own which is moti liam and meet loperamide codeine may be less effective if you’re taking rifle paisa or written ver so that brings this italian video to

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Codeine Phosphate By G. J. Lynch