Medication and Drugs

What is codeine?

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December 07, 2008 1:14AM

Codeine is an opioid narcotic that binds to μ opioid receptors.

It is used for blocking moderate to moderately-severe pain. It is

also prescribed for cough suppression and chronic diarrhea. Codeine

is usually prescribed with APAP (acetaminophen or Tylenol) when

used for pain relief. == ==

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