And rarely—for the very worst migraine episodes—I will follow up by taking a Tylenol with codeine.
Because of the wide variability in codeine metabolism, its use as a cough suppressant is not recommended.
codeine should not have been prescribed for these patients because its metabolism in children varies widely from person to person.
The Demerol, the vicodin, the percocet, codeine, the cocaine, the Jack Daniels, the wine.
“Junk,” we learn, refers to opium and its derivatives: morphine, heroin, pantopon, Dilaudid, codeine.
codeine is a mild hypnotic which may be used in doses about twice as large as those of morphine.
Morphine and codeine are believed alone to give this reaction.
Ammonia dissolves only traces of morphine; but narceine and codeine readily.
codeine should be used with care, and morphine only as a very last resource.
Its meythl ester, which can be formed from it, is codeine, one of the accompanying alkaloids of opium.
alkaloid present in opium, 1838, from French codéine, coined, with chemical suffix -ine (2), from Greek kodeia "poppy head," related to kooz "prison," literally "hollow place;" kodon "bell, mouth of a trumpet;" koilos "hollow," from PIE root *kel- (see cell). Originally codeina; modern form is from 1881.
codeine co·deine (kō'dēn', -dē-ĭn)
An alkaloid narcotic derived from opium or morphine and used as a cough suppressant, analgesic, and hypnotic. Also called methylmorphine.