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Codeine Street names - captain cody, cody, schoolboy Chemical name - C18H21NO3 ( Codeine Phosphate) There is no brand no brand name for Schedule 3
History of Codeine Codeine is one of the active ingredients found in poppies, and was first isolated in the 19th Century in France Almost all cough syrups in the United States that require a prescription contain Codeine.
Medical use of codeine Codeine is a weak narcotic pain-reliever and cough suppressant Codeine increases tolerance to pain, decreasing discomfort, but the pain still is apparent to the patient. In addition to reducing pain, codeine also causes sedation drowsiness and depresses breathing.
Facts Codeine frequently is combined with other mild pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or aspirin for more effective pain relief. in the opiate category of drugs and is related to morphine and heroin. Codeine is the "least addictive and safest" of all of the opiate drugs prescribed today
Physiological Effects Target Side Effect- reduces coughing, and relieves mild or moderate pain Negative Side Effect - drowsiness,sedation, vomiting, and sweating
Psychological Effects Difficulty concentrating, depression, disorientation, and insomnia.
Methods of Abuse Usually abused because it is easy to obtain either OTC in low does or in perscriptions can be snorted, smoked, injected, or digested
Codeine Withdraw Symptoms can vary in strength as well as interrupt your ability to accomplish even the smallest of tasks. Sleeplessness,uncontrollable muscle movements, nausea, headaches, and moderate to severe muscle aches and cramps. Intense physical cravings for the drug, thoughts of suicide or hurting others, psychosis, irritability, obsess about getting the drug, easily agitated, racing thoughts, and even hallucinations.