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Codeine

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Kyle Braund

Vetstream Ltd

Synonym(s): codeine phosphate, codeine sulfate


Introduction

Name

  • Codeine.

Class of drug

  • Opioid analgesic.
  • Codeine-only products are Schedule II Controlled Substances.
  • Combination products with aspirin or acetaminophen are Schedule III.

Description

Chemical name

  • (5-alpha,6-alpha)-7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-3-methoxy-17-methylmorphinan-6-ol.

Molecular formula

  • C18H21NO3.

Physical properties

  • Tablets.

Storage requirements

  • <25°C.
  • In a dry environment.

Uses

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Indications

  • Cough.

Administration

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. BSAVA, UK. ISBN: 0 9052 1452 8.
  • Plumb DC (1999) Veterinary Drug Handbook. 3rd edn. Iowa State University Press, USA. pp 156-158.

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