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   Codeine

Codeine
(injection) (injectable)


Treats mild to moderate pain.



 
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Codeine

Uses
Treats mild to moderate pain.

Storage
  • If you store this medicine at home, keep it at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Throw away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through.
  • Keep this container away from children and pets. Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any leftover medicine, containers, and other supplies.
  • You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed. Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.


How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Injectable. Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
  • This medicine is given as a shot into one of your muscles or as a shot under your skin. You may be taught how to give your medicine at home.
  • Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection.
  • Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine. This medicine is not for long-term use.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing. Blurred vision. Decrease in how much or how often you urinate. Fast or uneven heart beat. Light-headedness or fainting. Seizures. Shallow or slow breathing. Weakness or feeling very tired.

Precautions
  • You should not use this medicine if you have an allergy to codeine.

Missed Dose
  • Call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.

Drug Interactions
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have liver disease or kidney disease.
  • Tell your doctor if you have thyroid disease or Addison's disease. Tell your doctor if you have any lung disease, including asthma.
  • Make sure you tell your doctor if you have ever had a head injury or if you now have severe stomach pains. This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy.
  • Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert. This medicine may be habit-forming.
  • If you feel that the medicine is not working as well, do not use more than your prescribed dose.
  • Call your doctor for instructions. Do not stop using this medicine suddenly without asking your doctor.
  • You may need to slowly decrease your dose before stopping it completely. If your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse, call your doctor.

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