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Codeine Respiratory Depression Side Effects

Codeine Respiratory Depression Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Respiratory Depression, 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.



Respiratory Depression

This Respiratory Depression side effect was reported by a health professional from GB. A patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: abdominal pain. The patient was prescribed Codeine Phosphate (dosage: 10 Mg), which was started on Jul 11, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Paracetamol
When starting to take Codeine Phosphate the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Respiratory Depression
These side effects may potentially be related to Codeine Phosphate.
Coma Scale Abnormal, Respiratory Depression, Aggression, Somnolence, Abdominal Pain Upper, Amylase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased, Intentional Overdose

This Respiratory Depression Codeine Phosphate side effect was reported by a pharmacist from GB on Oct 10, 2012. A Female , 21 years of age, weighting 119.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Codeine Phosphate. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Coma Scale Abnormal
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Aggression
  • Somnolence
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Amylase Increased
  • Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
  • Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased
  • Intentional Overdose
. Codeine Phosphate dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Aggression, Stubbornness, Coma Scale Abnormal, Abdominal Pain Upper, Somnolence, Amylase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased, Respiratory Depression

This is a Codeine Phosphate side effect report of a 21-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from GB, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Codeine Phosphate (dosage:15 Mg, start time: Aug 29, 2012), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Respiratory Depression side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Aggression
  • Stubbornness
  • Coma Scale Abnormal
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Somnolence
  • Amylase Increased
  • Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
  • Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased
  • Respiratory Depression
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Codeine Phosphate treatment in female patients suffering from depression, resulting in Respiratory Depression.

Toxicity To Various Agents, Respiratory Depression, Coma

A 3-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CANADA with the following symptoms: pain started Codeine Sulfate treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Codeine Sulfate treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Coma
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Codeine Sulfate side effects, such as Respiratory Depression.
Toxicity To Various Agents, Respiratory Depression, Bronchopneumonia

A patient from CANADA was prescribed and started Codeine Sulfate on Feb 14, 2012. Patient felt the following Codeine side effects: toxicity to various agents, respiratory depression, bronchopneumonia Additional patient health information: male , child 2 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Codeine Sulfate dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Respiratory Depression, Toxicity To Various Agents

This report suggests a potential Codeine Sulfate Respiratory Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 4-year-old patient from CANADA (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): pain and used Codeine Sulfate (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Codeine Sulfate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Codeine Sulfate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Respiratory Depression, may still occur.
Pulmonary Oedema, Snoring, Toxicity To Various Agents, Overdose, Respiratory Depression, Depressed Level Of Consciousness

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Aug 04, 2011 by a Patient taking Codeine Sulfate (dosage: NA) . Location: AUSTRALIA , 35 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Codeine side effects: pulmonary oedema, snoring, toxicity to various agents, overdose, respiratory depression, depressed level of consciousness. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Methadone Hcl (0.9 Mg/l)
  • D-9-thc (no Pref. Name)
  • Feverall
  • Methamphetamine Hydrochloride
Overdose, Respiratory Depression, Accidental Poisoning

This Respiratory Depression problem was reported by a physician from AUSTRALIA. A 35-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Codeine Sulfate (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Fluoxetine Hydrochloride
  • Methadone Hydrochloride
  • Diazepam
  • Benztropine Mesylate
  • Quetiapine
When commencing Codeine Sulfate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Overdose
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Accidental Poisoning
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Respiratory Depression, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Toxicity To Various Agents, Accidental Poisoning, Respiratory Depression, Bronchopneumonia

This is a Codeine Sulfate side effect report of a 28-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Codeine Sulfate (dosage: Unk) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Temazepam (Unk)
  • Acetaminophen (Unk)
  • Methadone Hcl (Unk)
  • Diazepam
  • Clonazepam (Unk)
  • Venlafaxine (Unk)
  • Nordiazepam (Unk)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Accidental Poisoning
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Bronchopneumonia
This opens a possibility that Codeine Sulfate could cause Respiratory Depression and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Overdose, Toxicity To Various Agents, Respiratory Depression

This Respiratory Depression side effect was reported by a health professional from AUSTRALIA on Jun 29, 2011. A patient from AUSTRALIA , 28 years of age, was treated with Codeine Sulfate. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Codeine side effects: overdose, toxicity to various agents, respiratory depression. Codeine Sulfate dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Acetaminophen
  • Diazepam
  • Clonazepam
  • Methadone Hcl (Had Been On 12.5mg, But Purchased An Extra 130mg)
  • Nordazepam
  • Temazepam
  • Venlafaxine
These side effects may potentially be related to Codeine Sulfate.
Respiratory Depression, Accidental Poisoning, Overdose

This Respiratory Depression side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED KINGDOM. A 35-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Codeine Sulfate (dosage: Unk), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Delta-9-thc
  • Diazepam
  • Methadone Hcl (Unk)
  • Nordazepam
  • Fluoxetine Hcl (Unk)
  • Quetiapine
  • Benztropine Mesylate (Unk)
When starting to take Codeine Sulfate the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Accidental Poisoning
  • Overdose
These side effects may potentially be related to Codeine Sulfate.
Accidental Poisoning, Snoring, Toxicity To Various Agents, Respiratory Depression, Somnolence

This Respiratory Depression Codeine Sulfate side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED KINGDOM on Jun 23, 2011. A Patient , 28 years of age, was treated with Codeine Sulfate. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Accidental Poisoning
  • Snoring
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Somnolence
. Codeine Sulfate dosage: Unk. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Temazepam (Unk)
  • Venlafaxine (Unk)
  • Acetaminophen (Unk)
  • Clonazepam (Unk)
  • Nordiazepam (Unk)
  • Methadone Hcl (12.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Diazepam (Unk)
Aspiration, Respiratory Depression

This is a Codeine side effect report of a 2-year-old patient (weight:NA) from , suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: procedural pain, who was treated with Codeine (dosage:10 To 12.5 Mg Every 4 To 6 Hours As Needed., start time: NS), combined with:
  • Paracetamol (120 Mg Every 4 To 6 Hours As Needed)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Respiratory Depression side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Aspiration
  • Respiratory Depression
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Codeine treatment in patients suffering from procedural pain, resulting in Respiratory Depression.

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

Codeine Respiratory Depression Causes and Reviews


What is respiratory failure?

Respiratory failure is a condition in which your blood doesn't have enough oxygen or has too much carbon dioxide. Sometimes you can have both problems.

When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen. The oxygen passes into your blood, which carries it to your organs. Your organs, such as your heart and brain, need this oxygen-rich blood to work well.

Another part of breathing is removing the carbon dioxide from the blood and breathing it out. Having too much carbon dioxide in your blood can harm your organs.

What causes respiratory failure?

Conditions that affect your breathing can cause respiratory failure. These conditions may affect the muscles, nerves, bones, or tissues that support breathing. Or they may affect the lungs directly. These conditions include

  • Lung diseases such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, and pulmonary embolism
  • Conditions that affect the nerves and muscles that control breathing, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries, and stroke
  • Problems with the spine, such as scoliosis (a curve in the spine). They can affect the bones and muscles used for breathing.
  • Damage to the tissues and ribs around the lungs. An injury to the chest can cause this damage.
  • Drug or alcohol overdose
  • Inhalation injuries, such as from inhaling smoke (from fires) or harmful fumes
What are the symptoms of respiratory failure?

The symptoms of respiratory failure depend on the cause and the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your blood.

A low oxygen level in the blood can cause shortness of breath and air hunger (the feeling that you can't breathe in enough air). Your skin, lips, and fingernails may also have a bluish color. A high carbon dioxide level can cause rapid breathing and confusion.

Some people who have respiratory failure may become very sleepy or lose consciousness. They also may have arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). You may have these symptoms if your brain and heart are not getting enough oxygen.

How is respiratory failure diagnosed?

Your health care provider will diagnose respiratory failure based on

  • Your medical history
  • A physical exam, which often includes
    • Listening to your lungs to check for abnormal sounds
    • Listening to your heart to check for arrhythmia
    • Looking for a bluish color on your skin, lips, and fingernails
  • Diagnostic tests, such as
    • Pulse oximetry, a small sensor that uses a light to measure how much oxygen is in your blood. The sensor goes on the end of your finger or on your ear.
    • Arterial blood gas test, a test that measures the oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in your blood. The blood sample is taken from an artery, usually in your wrist.

Once you are diagnosed with respiratory failure, your provider will look for what is causing it. Tests for this often include a chest x-ray. If your provider thinks you may have arrhythmia because of the respiratory failure, you may have an EKG (electrocardiogram). This is simple, painless test that detects and records your heart's electrical activity.

What are the treatments for respiratory failure?

Treatment for respiratory failure depends on

  • Whether it is acute (short-term) or chronic (ongoing)
  • How severe it is
  • What is causing it

Acute respiratory failure can be a medical emergency. You may need treatment in intensive care unit at a hospital. Chronic respiratory failure can often be treated at home. But if your chronic respiratory failure is severe, you might need treatment in a long-term care center.

One of the main goals of treatment is to get oxygen to your lungs and other organs and remove carbon dioxide from your body. Another goal is to treat the cause of the condition. Treatments may include

  • Oxygen therapy, through a nasal cannula (two small plastic tubes that go in your nostrils) or through a mask that fits over your nose and mouth
  • Tracheostomy, a surgically-made hole that goes through the front of your neck and into your windpipe. A breathing tube, also called a tracheostomy, or trach tube, is placed in the hole to help you breathe.
  • Ventilator, a breathing machine that blows air into your lungs. It also carries carbon dioxide out of your lungs.
  • Other breathing treatments, such as noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV), which uses mild air pressure to keep your airways open while you sleep. Another treatment is a special bed that rocks back and forth, to help you breathe in and out.
  • Fluids, often through an intravenous (IV), to improve blood flow throughout your body. They also provide nutrition.
  • Medicines for discomfort
  • Treatments for the cause of the respiratory failure. These treatments may include medicines and procedures.

If you have respiratory failure, see your health care provider for ongoing medical care. Your provider may suggest pulmonary rehabilitation.

If your respiratory failure is chronic, make sure that you know when and where to get help for your symptoms. You need emergency care if you have severe symptoms, such as trouble catching your breath or talking. You should call your provider if you notice that your symptoms are worsening or if you have new signs and symptoms.

Living with respiratory failure may cause fear, anxiety, depression, and stress. Talk therapy, medicines, and support groups can help you feel better.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Codeine Respiratory Depression 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,
joe

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.
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