Codeine

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tville01
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191741
Filename:
Codeine
Updated:
2013-01-10 20:05:45
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Codeine
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Codeine
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  1. Class
    opioid antitussive drug
  2. Codeine is contraindicated in
    • alcohol use
    • caution for use include: CNS depression, anoxia, hypercapnia( high CO2 levles) respiratory depression, increased intercranial pressure, impaired renal function, liver disease, BPH, Addison's , COPD
  3. Adverse effects of codeine are
    • sedation
    • N&V
    • lighheaded
    • constipation
    • GI upset
  4. What is codeine used for
    -suppress cough(cough center, CNS, Medulla) -Analgesia with drying effect, helps reduce runny nose
  5. Doses of codeine are available in routes
    • PO-10-30mg q 4-6h
    • Max 120mg/24h
  6. Codeine is contraindicated in pt with
    • hypersensitivity to opiates
    • respiratory depression/disorders
    • increased intercranial pressure
    • seizure disorders
  7. Codeine Interactions
    Potentate effects of other CNS depressants

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