Codeine is prepared as codeine phosphate. It is usually taken in a compound remedy, 30mg to 500mg of paracetamol for example. Dihydrocodeine is a much stronger preparation which is also used in 30mg doses.
How it works
Codeine is a member of the opiate family. It inhibits activity of neurotransmittors in the brain and the spinal cord. This means that it affects all autonornic activities - digestion, breathing and heart rate, as well as the reception of pain messages in the brain.
. Co-dodamol - codeine and paracetamol
. Solpadol - codeine and paracetamol
. Migraleve- codeine and paracetamol Veganin - aspirin, paracetamol, codeine
. Codydramol - dihydrocodeine and paracetamol
. Remedeine - dihydrocodeine and paracetamol.
DisadvantagesCodeine halts digestive movement, causing constipation, and commonly causes vomiting in sensitive individuals.