Codeine is used to provide effective relief from mild to moderate pain.
In the body,codeine is converted into morphine.Codeine binds itself to opioid receptors in the brain.These receptors are responsible for transmitting pain sensations throughout the body. By binding to these receptors, codeine elevates the user's tolerance to pain and decreases the discomfort that pain causes. This medication causes a form of sedation as well, which depresses breathing and helps patients relax.
This medication can be taken for 1-3 consecutive days. If the pain does not improve in that time, a new treatment plan should be followed.
Benefits of codeine can be felt 30 to 60 minutes after ingestion.
This medication cannot be used if alcohol has been consumed. This can cause adverse effects which will negatively impact patient's overall treatment.