Codeine Sulfate Tablet is indicated to relieve mild to moderate pain. This is a strong prescription pain medicine that has opioid or narcotic that is used to manage such pain. It is where an opioid treatment is appropriate and when other pain treatments like non-opioid pain drugs do not treat your pain well enough or you cannot tolerate them.
How does Codeine Sulfate Tablet work?
Codeine Sulfate Tablet is a selective agonist for the mu-opioid receptor. But it is with a much weaker similarity to this receptor than morphine, a more potent opioid drug. This medicine binds to mu-opioid receptors, which are involved in the transmission of pain throughout the central nervous system and the body. The analgesic properties of Codeine Sulfate are supposed to arise from its conversion to Morphine. It works in the brain to change how you respond to pain and how your body feels.
Why use Codeine Sulfate Tablet?
Codeine Sulfate Tablet belongs to the class of medications known as opioid narcotic analgesics. This is originally approved in the year 1950 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This medication is utilized as a central analgesic, hypnotic, sedative, antiperistaltic, and antinociceptive agent. This is also recommended in certain conditions with continuous coughing. Each tablet contains 15mg, 30mg, or 60mg of Codeine Sulfate.
How to use Codeine Sulfate Tablet?
The dosage is based on your condition and response to the treatment.
This medication is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. You may take it with or without food. If you have nausea, it may help to take the medication with food. Start the treatment with 15mg to 60mg every 4 hours as needed. Pain medications work best if they are used as the first symptoms occur.
What are the side-effects of Codeine Sulfate Tablet?
- Light-headedness, dizziness, drowsiness
- Shortness of breath, nausea, sedation
- Stomach pain, sweating, vomiting
- Constipation, dry mouth, flushing
- Rash or itching
If these occur, call your doctor right away:
- Problems with urination
- Noisy breathing, sighing, shallow breathing
- Weak pulse or slow heart rate
- Unusual thought or behavior, confusion
- A feeling of extreme happiness or sadness
Call for medical help if you have signs of allergic reactions:
- Difficult breathing
- Swelling of your face, tongue, lips, or throat
Warnings and Precautions
- Consult your doctor first if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women before using this medication.
- Let your doctor know if you have current treatment or any medical history.
- Keep this medicine far from the reach of children.