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Codeine Substance Abuse Side Effects

Codeine Substance Abuse Side Effect Reports

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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Substance Abuse, 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.

Substance Abuse, Toxicity To Various Agents, Mental Impairment, Suicidal Behaviour, Self Injurious Behaviour, Aggression, Impaired Driving Ability

This Substance Abuse side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from CA. A 28-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Codeine (dosage: Unk), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Morphine Sulfate (Unk)
  • Cocaine (Unk)
When starting to take Codeine the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Substance Abuse
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Mental Impairment
  • Suicidal Behaviour
  • Self Injurious Behaviour
  • Aggression
  • Impaired Driving Ability
These side effects may potentially be related to Codeine.
Substance Abuse, Somnolence

This Substance Abuse Codeine side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Sep 22, 2011. A male , weighting 196.0 lb, was treated with Codeine. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Substance Abuse
  • Somnolence
. Codeine dosage: Unk. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Oxymorphone (Unk)
  • Morphine Sulfate (Unk)
  • Methadone Hcl (Unk)
  • Alprazolam (Unk)
  • Heroin (Unk)
  • Oxycodone Hcl (Unk)
Substance Abuse, Toxicity To Various Agents

This is a Codeine Sulfate side effect report of a 51-year-old patient (weight:NA) from CANADA, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Codeine Sulfate (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Ibuprofen
  • Diphenhydramine Hcl
  • Acetaminophen
  • Diazepam
, and developed a serious reaction and a Substance Abuse side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Substance Abuse
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Codeine Sulfate treatment in patients suffering from NA, resulting in Substance Abuse.

Abdominal Pain Lower, Vomiting, Substance Abuse, Infectious Peritonitis, Urinary Bladder Rupture

A 24-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IRELAND with the following symptoms: NA started Codeine Sulfate treatment (dosage: Large Amounts) on NS. Soon after starting Codeine Sulfate treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Abdominal Pain Lower
  • Vomiting
  • Substance Abuse
  • Infectious Peritonitis
  • Urinary Bladder Rupture
. 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 Substance Abuse.
Toxicity To Various Agents, Substance Abuse

A patient from CANADA was prescribed and started Codeine on Apr 27, 2011. Patient felt the following Codeine side effects: toxicity to various agents, substance abuse Additional patient health information: male , 42 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Codeine dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Hydroxyzine
  • Bromazepam
  • Diazepam
  • Methadone
  • Dimenhydrinate
Euphoric Mood, Impaired Driving Ability, Road Traffic Accident, Substance Abuse

This report suggests a potential Codeine Substance Abuse side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 39-year-old female patient from CANADA (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Codeine (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Codeine the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Euphoric Mood
  • Impaired Driving Ability
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Substance Abuse
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Morphine Sulfate
  • Hydrocodone
  • Clonazepam
  • Diazepam
  • Marijuana
Although Codeine demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Substance Abuse, may still occur.
Completed Suicide, Substance Abuse

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Jun 02, 2008 by a Female taking Codeine Sul Tab (dosage: NA) . Location: CANADA , 42 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Codeine side effects: completed suicide, substance abuse. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Morphine
  • Ethanol
  • Temazepam
  • Diazepam
  • Acetaminophen
  • Cocaine
Overdose, Substance Abuse

This Substance Abuse problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 19-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Codeine (dosage: Unk, See Text). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Hydrocodone (Unk, See Text)
  • Caffeine (Unk, See Text)
  • Benzodiazepine Derivatives (Unk, See Text)
  • Morphine Sulfate (Unk, See Text)
When commencing Codeine, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Overdose
  • Substance Abuse
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Substance Abuse, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

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Codeine Substance Abuse Causes and Reviews

Drug abuse is a serious public health problem. It affects almost every community and family in some way. Drug abuse in children and teenagers may pose a greater hazard than in older people. This is because their brains are not yet fully developed. As a result, the brains of young people may be more susceptible to drug abuse and addiction than adult brains.

Abused drugs include

  • Amphetamines
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Club drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Inhalants
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription drugs

There are different types of treatment for drug abuse. But it is better to prevent drug abuse in the first place.

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Codeine Substance Abuse 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.
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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)

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Codeine Common Side Effects

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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)

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