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Codeine
COMMON & BRAND NAMES
Tylenol w/Codeine; Codate; Codephos; Codamol
EFFECTS CLASSIFICATION
Opioid Analgesic; Antitussive
CHEMICAL NAME
(5alpha,6alpha)-7,8-Didehydro-4,5-epoxy-3-methoxy-
17-methylmorphinan-6-ol
DESCRIPTION
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.
CAUTION
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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