What is the difference between codeine and morphine?
Codeine is a 'pro drug'. by this I mean it is converted into another drug (morphine) and it is the morphine that kills the pain. There is a ceiling effect with this. most people can't convert more than 400mg of codeine in one go, any more is just a waste of money and more stress on your body. Codeine is addictive, constipating and does not mix well with tranquilizers, sleep aids, anti anxiety meds, so be very carefull if you are taking codeine with any other meds. drugs.com is a good place to check for drug interactions. I hope this helps.
Yes. Codeine is very similar to morphine, chemically. A small amount of codeine is converted by a patient's liver into morphine--usually about 10%. Its THIS small amount of morphine that give codeine its analgesic effect. So 30mg of codeine in a T3 tablet should produce the same effects as 3mg of morphine.
Absolutely. It will show up as morphine. If you have a prescription, they will verify it, knowing it does metabolite into 10% morphine. Codeine itself does not relief pain, it's the metabolite from codeine of morphine that is believed to be the pain reliever. It will not show up as codeine on a urine test, but as morphine.
The two chemicals are almost the same. Another name for codeine is "methylmorphine," or basically a morphine molecule with a Methyl group on the #3 carbon. In the body, enzymes in the liver typically remove this methyl group to convert codeine into plain old morphine. Typically about 10% of codeine is converted to morphine. A typically dose of codeine for an adult might be 30mg. With a 10% conversion rate, that's about 3mg of morphine.
You took a urine alanis and it was positive for morphine after taking tylenal with codeine why is that?
Methadone is synthetic and quite harmful and highly addictive. Codeine and morphine are both natural - made from poppy extract. Of course, cyanide is also natural. 'Natural' does not mean 'safe'. Morphine is 10 times stronger than codeine. Morphine and methadone are highly addictive, while codeine only moderately.
On a simple urine test,Codeine and Morphine will show up as the same thing. This is because Codeine is metabolized to Morphine in the liver. So the Morphine metabolites are excreted in urine. Usually when this happens, the next step is to analyze the levels of these metabolites to deduce whether it was Codeine or Morphine consumed. On a GC/MS test,this test will show the molecular fingerprint of any drug(s) consumed.
Answer It depends on the type and sensitivity of the test. Basic test will test for opiates, which will come back positive by using for morphine, codeine or heroin. The basic test will not differentiate between the three it will simply be positive for "opiates." Codeine and Heroin for that matter are prodrugs meaning they have little or no pharmacological actions alone instead, they are broken down into morphine which is what actually provides the…