Codeine

Codeine is a pain-relieving opioid drug with added antitussive and antidiarrheal activity. It is a natural plant alkaloid found in opium extracts. It is derived from Papaver somniferum (poppy plant). It is used to treat moderate to severe pain and cough in people above 18 years of age. Adverse effects include stomach pain, headache, difficult urination, etc. Sudden stopping of the drug after long-term use causes withdrawal symptoms.

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When to breastfeed after taking tablet U35?

Query: Hi doctor, After taking tablet U35, how long should I wait to breastfeed again? Give your suggestion.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajendran R. Nayar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for contacting me. I understand you are breastfeeding and have taken U35, which contains Acetaminophen and Codeine Phosphate. It is alright to take Acetaminophen until a dose of two grams, but ingestion of Codeine is not recommended. The reason is that Codei...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have fluctuations in eosinophil with seasonal changes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 39 year old female. My eosinophil count increase during when the season changes. From the past month, I am having a persistent cough, which is not allowing me to talk. Phlegm is also present. I have taken two bottles of cough syrup Zeet, Sensiclav 625, Montek LC, Rinifol, twice a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Pratik Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Not to worry, it is something called as hypereosinophilia, which is caused because of infective sources in the body. It can also occur because you are allergic to dust and pollens. I would suggest taking syrup Tossex (combination of Chlorpheniramine and Codeine) two ...  Read Full »

How can we treat nocturnal cough?

Query: Hello doctor,My husband was suffering from COVID-19, and it is his 14th day today. Suddenly he has started coughing, but he has been taking a cough syrup from the beginning. Can you please tell me what I should do?  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I suggest you do HRCT (high resolution computed tomography) of the chest. It will help to diagnose pneumonia and the severity of infection. Also, we can find the reason for the cough from the HRCT scan. After doing the tests, send me reports....  Read Full »

Can abusing Co-Codamol result in liver damage and upper abdominal pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a history of abusing Co-codamol for two years. Often, I took 30/500 mg several times a day. I have some mild right upper quadrant stomach pain for a few weeks after stopping Co-codamol. Before a year, I took an abdominal ultrasound. My liver function test and urinalysis came back wi...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have stopped taking Co-codamol now. It is merely impossible to stop using opioid medicines. After stopping it, it is unlikely to have its effects on the body. You have stomach pain after stopping the medicine. It suggests narcotic bowel syndrome (NBS). In this, ...  Read Full »

Please suggest medications for chronic dry cough.

Query: Hi doctor, I need help for my daughter, who has been coughing (dry cough) for almost two weeks. No other symptoms were noted. She is eating well, and no other family member is sick. She is 28 years old and does not have any other medical condition. We have been giving her Vitamin C and zinc (1000 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your complaints, and I am concern about it. If she has dry cough alone and there are no other symptoms like breathing problems, I would recommend you take cough syrup and drink lukewarm water for the next few days. You can take Corex syrup (it contains Code...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take an extra dose of Panadeine after tooth removal?

Query: Hi doctor, Before 25 years, I had root canal treatment on my lower second molar. As I had a broken canal on the same tooth, it was surgically removed a few days ago. The stitches have healed, but still I have pain. The medication reduces pain, but I am worried as if I am taking an extra dose of Pa...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you to take only prescribed dosage not beyond it. If still pain occurs, then I suggest Augmentin Duo 625 mg (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) and Acuvin (Paracetamol) twice in a day at the interval of 12 hours for five days. Consult your doctor, discuss with h...  Read Full »

Is my treatment for cough the right one?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having cough for two to three weeks now. It is mostly dry and frequent throughout the day. I am getting two to three coughs at one time and then it continues. Currently, I am taking Piriton-CS, Pantocid and Montek-LC. I had bronchitis problem a few years back wherein I used to get ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the details you have posted. The medications you are taking are good, but as you were saying that you continue to have dry cough since three weeks some changes need to be done. Avoid cool drinks or cool water. Do gargles with Listerine or Chlorhe...  Read Full »

Can Codeine cause any problem in conception?

Query: Hello doctor, I am addicted to codeine for the past 4 years. After my marriage, my wife had conceived but that time we did not want it. So, we aborted and it has been 2 years. Now we are trying to conceive but it is not happening.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliiq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all I would like to inform you that Codeine can be stopped in gradual manner. Scientifically speaking you can go for 10% reduction of original dose every week leading to complete abstinence at the end of 2-3 mont...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of taking 40 mg of Geodon accidentally?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom took 40 mg of Geodon accidentally and has also taken the following medicines that are on severe interaction list with Geodon in the last 24 hours. Zithromax, Codeine, thyroid medicines, Omeprazole, Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide. She is sleeping now for 3.5 hours after taki...  Read Full »


Dr. Danish Qureshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all Geodon (Ziprasidone) is a sedative drug used for insomnia. It decreases the sleep latency and increases the chances of falling asleep. Zithromax (Azithromycin) and food can increase its blood levels and may cause toxicity. Also, elderly patients are more pro...  Read Full »

Will codeine and Marijuana intake cause panic attack?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old healthy male. Yesterday I had my first panic attack and it was severe and lasted long. I have ended up in the emergency room. But they just gave me a Diazepam and I was feeling good again, but they never told me what triggered and I am curious. Last night I drank 11...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth N. Nagda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be a combination of Marijuana, codeine, and beer. Also, regular use of Marijuana will cause panic attacks. It is just that the effects of whatever is taken regularly and do not show up immediately. Only chronic use of either smoking, alcohol or other drugs w...  Read Full »

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