PatientsVille.com Logo


Codeine Diarrhoea Side Effects

Codeine Diarrhoea Side Effect Reports

The following Codeine Diarrhoea side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Diarrhoea, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Codeine or it might take time to develop.

Hypotension, Serotonin Syndrome, Hepatic Failure, Confusional State, Diarrhoea, Agitation

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a health professional from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED. A 72-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Codeine (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Vancomycin
When starting to take Codeine the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Hypotension
  • Serotonin Syndrome
  • Hepatic Failure
  • Confusional State
  • Diarrhoea
  • Agitation
These side effects may potentially be related to Codeine.
Electrolyte Imbalance, Dehydration, Renal Failure Acute, Diarrhoea

This Diarrhoea Codeine side effect was reported by a pharmacist from BRAZIL on Apr 25, 2012. A male , weighting 183.0 lb, was treated with Codeine. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Electrolyte Imbalance
  • Dehydration
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Diarrhoea
. Codeine dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Acetaminophen (500 Mg, Q6 Hours)
  • Tarceva (150 Mg, Uid/qd)
  • Enalapril Maleate
The patient was hospitalized.
Loss Of Consciousness, Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea, Vomiting

This is a Codeine side effect report of a 56-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Codeine (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Lisinopril
  • Ranitidine
  • Lantus (1df=26 Units)
  • Ibuprofen (advil)
  • Ultram
  • Lisinopril
  • Cetirizine
  • Hydroxyzine Pamoate
, and developed a serious reaction and a Diarrhoea side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Codeine treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Diarrhoea.

Arrhythmia, Diarrhoea, Duodenal Ulcer Perforation, Cardiac Arrest, Hypotension, Vomiting

A 60-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM with the following symptoms: NA started Codeine treatment (dosage: NA) on Oct 03, 2011. Soon after starting Codeine treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Arrhythmia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Duodenal Ulcer Perforation
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Hypotension
  • Vomiting
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Diclofenac Sodium And Misoprostol
  • Ramipril
  • Gliclazide
  • Pioglitazone
  • Sildenafil
  • Pregabalin
  • Quinine
  • Metformin Hcl
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Codeine side effects, such as Diarrhoea.
Sepsis, Gastrointestinal Tube Insertion, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Rash, Vomiting

A patient from INDONESIA was prescribed and started Codeine Sul Tab on Nov 10, 2011. Patient felt the following Codeine side effects: sepsis, gastrointestinal tube insertion, nausea, diarrhoea, rash, vomiting Additional patient health information: male , weighting 108.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Codeine Sul Tab dosage: 10 Mg, 6 Doses In A Day. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Gemcitabine (1800 Mg, 2x Month)
  • Carboplatin (432 Mg, Monthly)
  • Neurodex (1 Df, Uid/qd)
  • Erlotinib Hydrochloride (1 Df, Uid/qd)
  • Acetaminophen (500 Mg, 6 Doses In A Day)
The patient was hospitalized.

This report suggests a potential Codeine Sulfate Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 84-year-old patient from DENMARK (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Codeine Sulfate (dosage: NA) starting Aug 01, 2011. Soon after starting Codeine Sulfate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Diarrhoea
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Gliclazide
  • Bisoprolol
  • Enalapril Maleate
  • Amitriptyline Hcl
  • Floxacillin Sodium
  • Metformin Hcl
  • Betahistine
Although Codeine Sulfate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Troponin Increased, Diarrhoea, Tachycardia, Thrombocytopenia, Renal Failure, Hypokalaemia, Febrile Neutropenia, Sepsis, Vomiting

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on May 16, 2011 by a male taking Codeine Phosphate And Acetaminophen (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: GERMANY , 60 years of age, weighting 134.5 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Codeine side effects: troponin increased, diarrhoea, tachycardia, thrombocytopenia, renal failure, hypokalaemia, febrile neutropenia, sepsis, vomiting. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Cetuximab (Also 1 In 2 Hr)
  • Cisplatin
  • Domperidone
  • Fluorouracil
The patient was hospitalized.
Diarrhoea, Neutropenic Sepsis, Disease Progression

This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a physician from UNITED KINGDOM. A 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Sep 14, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Codeine Sulfate (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Taxotere
  • Lansoprazole
  • Atorvastatin
  • Bisoprolol Fumarate
  • Dalteparin Sodium
When commencing Codeine Sulfate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Neutropenic Sepsis
  • Disease Progression
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Neutropenic Sepsis, Diarrhoea

This is a Codeine Sulfate side effect report of a 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Codeine Sulfate (dosage: NA) starting Jul 23, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Atorvastatin
  • Dalteparin Sodium
  • Lansoprazole
  • Taxotere
  • Bisoprolol Fumarate
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Neutropenic Sepsis
  • Diarrhoea
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Codeine Sulfate could cause Diarrhoea and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Dehydration, Delirium, Diarrhoea, Hallucination, Visual, Myoclonus, Neurotoxicity

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jul 21, 2005. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 71 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Codeine Sul Tab. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Codeine side effects: dehydration, delirium, diarrhoea, hallucination, visual, myoclonus, neurotoxicity. Codeine Sul Tab dosage: See Image.
Associated medications used:
  • Olanzapine (See Text (, Twice Daily, Every 4 - 6 Hours As Needed),)
  • Olanzapine (See Text (, Twice Daily, Every 4 - 6 Hours As Needed),)
These side effects may potentially be related to Codeine Sul Tab.

DISCLAIMER: ALL DATA PROVIDED AS-IS, refer to terms of use for additional information.

Codeine Diarrhoea Causes and Reviews

What is diarrhea?

Diarrhea is loose, watery stools (bowel movements). You have diarrhea if you have loose stools three or more times in one day. Acute diarrhea is diarrhea that lasts a short time. It is a common problem. It usually lasts about one or two days, but it may last longer. Then it goes away on its own.

Diarrhea lasting more than a few days may be a sign of a more serious problem. Chronic diarrhea -- diarrhea that lasts at least four weeks -- can be a symptom of a chronic disease. Chronic diarrhea symptoms may be continual, or they may come and go.

What causes diarrhea?

The most common causes of diarrhea include

  • Bacteria from contaminated food or water
  • Viruses such as the flu, norovirus, or rotavirus . Rotavirus is the most common cause of acute diarrhea in children.
  • Parasites, which are tiny organisms found in contaminated food or water
  • Medicines such as antibiotics, cancer drugs, and antacids that contain magnesium
  • Food intolerances and sensitivities, which are problems digesting certain ingredients or foods. An example is lactose intolerance.
  • Diseases that affect the stomach, small intestine, or colon, such as Crohn's disease
  • Problems with how the colon functions, such as irritable bowel syndrome

Some people also get diarrhea after stomach surgery, because sometimes the surgeries can cause food to move through your digestive system more quickly.

Sometimes no cause can be found. If your diarrhea goes away within a few days, finding the cause is usually not necessary.

Who is at risk for diarrhea?

People of all ages can get diarrhea. On average, adults In the United States have acute diarrhea once a year. Young children have it an average of twice a year.

People who visit developing countries are at risk for traveler's diarrhea. It is caused by consuming contaminated food or water.

What other symptoms might I have with diarrhea?

Other possible symptoms of diarrhea include

  • Cramps or pain in the abdomen
  • An urgent need to use the bathroom
  • Loss of bowel control

If a virus or bacteria is the cause of your diarrhea, you may also have a fever, chills, and bloody stools.

Diarrhea can cause dehydration, which means that your body does not have enough fluid to work properly. Dehydration can be serious, especially for children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.

When should I see a doctor for diarrhea?

Although it is usually not harmful, diarrhea can become dangerous or signal a more serious problem. Contact your health care provider if you have

  • Signs of dehydration
  • Diarrhea for more than 2 days, if you are an adult. For children, contact the provider if it lasts more than 24 hours.
  • Severe pain in your abdomen or rectum (for adults)
  • A fever of 102 degrees or higher
  • Stools containing blood or pus
  • Stools that are black and tarry

If children have diarrhea, parents or caregivers should not hesitate to call a health care provider. Diarrhea can be especially dangerous in newborns and infants.

How is the cause of diarrhea diagnosed?

To find the cause of diarrhea, your health care provider may

  • Do a physical exam
  • Ask about any medicines you are taking
  • Test your stool or blood to look for bacteria, parasites, or other signs of disease or infection
  • Ask you to stop eating certain foods to see whether your diarrhea goes away

If you have chronic diarrhea, your health care provider may perform other tests to look for signs of disease.

What are the treatments for diarrhea?

Diarrhea is treated by replacing lost fluids and electrolytes to prevent dehydration. Depending on the cause of the problem, you may need medicines to stop the diarrhea or treat an infection.

Adults with diarrhea should drink water, fruit juices, sports drinks, sodas without caffeine, and salty broths. As your symptoms improve, you can eat soft, bland food.

Children with diarrhea should be given oral rehydration solutions to replace lost fluids and electrolytes.

Can diarrhea be prevented?

Two types of diarrhea can be prevented - rotavirus diarrhea and traveler's diarrhea. There are vaccines for rotavirus. They are given to babies in two or three doses.

You can help prevent traveler's diarrhea by being careful about what you eat and drink when you are in developing countries:

  • Use only bottled or purified water for drinking, making ice cubes, and brushing your teeth
  • If you do use tap water, boil it or use iodine tablets
  • Make sure that the cooked food you eat is fully cooked and served hot
  • Avoid unwashed or unpeeled raw fruits and vegetables

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Codeine Diarrhoea Reviews

Wed, 06 Mar 2013

I have gained nearly 1 stone in 1 week after being on dihydroCodeine for 1 week. My diet has been less than normal due to constipation from the medication. My normal weekly exercise routine was 1 hour 5/6 days a week which at the moment I am unable to do.
Will it be the case that when I stop taking the tablets, I will loose this weight gain?

Appreciate your feed back

Fri, 25 Oct 2013

I've been on DihydraCodeine for years and I have just had some tests done 'an MOT sort of thing' because I was getting a shortened of breath, pains in my chest like I was having a heart attack, and some results showed abnormalities in my haemoglobin but I am trying not to think about that until the next six weeks when I get checked again.. I don't know if this is because of the fact of the medication I am on or because of a side affect in the sense of that, I feel low energy levels, so therefore don't do the kinds of fitness I use to do, I totally do nothing at all from someone who has swam for the north of England in youth UK championships, I was a city club champion runner, youth champion, 56 out of over 10'000 people in the Tyneside Triathlon and cycled to the point my lat's had lat's :-) anyhoo I had a motor bike crash in 2001 and things haven't been the same since, my life has just became a prescription junky I cannot live without pain killing medication and have had pain killer addiction 3 times, but being left with the choice of unbearable pain or taking pain medication? I am now worrying about think this haemoglobin abnormality which could be as little as just being anaemic or cancer? sickle cell disease - well lets put it this way, I have spoken to someone but I am in hyper-drive thinking about what it could be!! trying to study is hard worrying about things, as I'm doing my level 5 beauty therapy, DTLLS along with other things and well pain and worry about my health is the last thing I need! I just want to have energy and be able to do more with my life and enjoy it, I am sick of being to tired to do anything worthwhile, my social life is the pits and I basically have no life other than my career, I miss going out clubbing, having a drink and enjoying life which I simply don't do because pain has affected me so much! of course my friends say have a drink it numbs the pain, which with pain killers I guess does, but I don't drink really and don't have a life really! I hold my piss in because I can't even be bothered to have one! that's how shit I feel and how down! I spend hours, days on my own and I think most of the people I meet are just how can I put this? fucked up, I don't really want to mix with them, there are so many people I like and that but I often feel it is one sided in the sense of, making an effort! so I think fuck em all!! I am in pain and make an effort, I have real genuine issues and I make an effort, others just can't even be bothered to make a cup of tea when I go to visit, I have to make it my self, I mean I'd never expect someone ever to make themselves a cup of tea in my house unless I couldn't walk, which of course I have been paralised since 2001 over 30 times for up to six weeks sometimes 8, so therefore I'd expect them too! but not if I am able to walk to my kitchen, just bad manners and anti social fucked up friends who I cannot be bothered to visit because they are lazy! so I end up being on my own! sit and get on with theory. family are no better and yes I am very angry and upset, but I keep it to myself instead of telling the whole fucking lot of them how fucking dysfunctional they all are! they piss me right off! I am a nice person, I have done many things for other people, even put them before my own well being and what do anyone do for me? fk all... well I would rather be on my own than share a minute with anyone, I mean they complain I don't invite them to mine now, guess why ass holes? I'm in pain and I get more joy from an 85 year old neighbour more than I ever do any of you!! Any way I have totally lost the point there but yea pain is shit... but I'd like to know more about the side affects yea !!

Tue, 20 Apr 2010

i took dihydracodine and got great painless hours after a serious motorcycle accident , i wont go into details and bore you ,i am now on methadone for life,

Wed, 27 Oct 2010
i feel quite spaced out i was given it today after an painfull extraction each tablet is 30mg and i have taken two
Tue, 15 Feb 2011
I was given dihydroCodeine after being in hospital with tonsillitis that progressed into glandular fever. After my first dose of DihydroCodeine i felt spaced out and was staring at the ceiling laughing. I am unsure if I was supposed to be prescribed it as I am only 15. But on the other hand DihydroCodeine has helped me in a big way to reduce the swelling of my tonsils and also reduced the pain leaving me able to eat and drink with a little bit more ease.
DISCLAIMER: ALL DATA PROVIDED AS-IS, refer to terms of use for additional information.

Common Drugs

Abilify (10132)
Adderall (1304)
Amlodipine (6664)
Amoxicillin (4387)
Benadryl (1568)
Celebrex (12876 )
Celexa (1342)
Cialis (2975)
Cipro (8580)
Citalopram (7792)
Crestor (18839)
Cymbalta (14373)
Doxycycline (1757)
Effexor (7289)
Flexeril (435)
Flomax (2177)
Fluoxetine (4261)
Gabapentin (4593)
Hydrocodone (2469)
Ibuprofen (8222)
Lantus (10968)
Lexapro (3499)
Lipitor (17769)
Lisinopril (8919)
Lyrica (27148)
Medrol (650)
Mirena (41254)
Mobic (957)
Morphine (5356)
Naproxen (538)
Neurontin (6501)
Oxycodone (4438)
Pradaxa (13372)
Prednisone (5926)
Prilosec (2631)
Prozac (1954)
Seroquel (27216)
Simvastatin (8348)
Synthroid (4452)
Tamiflu (5585)
Topamax (3748)
Tramadol (5054)
Trazodone (1458)
Viagra (5394)
Vicodin (1153)
Wellbutrin (6324)
Xanax (2847)
Zocor (5718)

Top Codeine Side Effects

Toxicity To Various Agents (77)
Vomiting (51)
Nausea (42)
Overdose (33)
Completed Suicide (32)
Rash (27)
Abdominal Discomfort (22)
Death (21)
Pancreatitis Acute (18)
Pruritus (17)
Constipation (16)
Cardiac Arrest (16)
Dizziness (16)
Headache (16)
Accidental Overdose (15)
Respiratory Arrest (15)
Serotonin Syndrome (15)
Hypersensitivity (14)
Respiratory Depression (13)
Malaise (13)
Hallucination (13)
Dyspnoea (13)
Confusional State (12)
Somnolence (12)
Depression (11)
Abdominal Pain Upper (11)
Chest Pain (11)
Poisoning (11)
Hypotension (11)
Pain (11)
Urticaria (11)
Accidental Poisoning (10)
Coma (10)
Diarrhoea (10)
Syncope (9)
Fatigue (9)
Agitation (9)
Fall (8)
Intentional Overdose (8)
Pyrexia (8)
Pneumonia (8)
Substance Abuse (8)
Unresponsive To Stimuli (8)
Oedema Peripheral (7)
Loss Of Consciousness (7)
Hypokalaemia (7)
Feeling Abnormal (7)
Convulsion (7)
Arthralgia (7)
Anaphylactic Reaction (7)

➢ More

Codeine Common Side Effects

If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Mucinex, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Mucinex side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Mucinex.

Examples: headache, dizziness

The most commonly reported Codeine side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Toxicity To Various Agents (77)
Vomiting (51)
Nausea (42)
Overdose (33)
Completed Suicide (32)
Rash (27)
Abdominal Discomfort (22)
Death (21)
Pancreatitis Acute (18)
Pruritus (17)
Cardiac Arrest (16)
Headache (16)
Constipation (16)
Dizziness (16)
Accidental Overdose (15)
Respiratory Arrest (15)
Serotonin Syndrome (15)
Hypersensitivity (14)
Hallucination (13)
Malaise (13)

➢ More

Don't miss out on new findings! Check the latest Clinical Research and Recruiting Clinical Trials for Your Health Condition

Check out clinical research studies for common conditions: Fatigue, Dizziness, Orajel, Viagra, Diarrhea , 11.5MM X 18CM 125D, Dexidrine, INFUISON PUMP, Dexedrine, Triampur, Dexamfetamine, Marcoumar, Dexa, Paraparesis, Detensiel, Detenseil, Desolett, Leucovor, Irbesartan, Desogen, Axid, Desmospray, ADULT MULTI LUMEN CATHETER PRODUCT, Desloratadine, Neutrogena, Desipramine, Defibibrotide, Clearlax, Delacortril, Desflurane, Deferiprone, Decavac, Defibriotide, ADULT MULTI LUMEN CATHETER PRODUCT, Desernil, Desenex, Foxamax, Descutan, Deroxate, Dermoxin, Levequin, Dermovat, Depakin, Mestacine, Decortin

Discuss Codeine Side Effects

Notice - The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider. Viewing and using of this information is subject to accepting Terms Of Use. PatientsVille.com does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The information regarding adverse reports, reviews and polls contained on PatientsVille.com site has not been scientifically or otherwise verified as to a cause and effect relationship and cannot be used to estimate the incidence of side effects, adverse drug reactions or for establishing or changing of patient treatments. Thank you for visiting Patientsville.com!