Codeine is a prescription pain reliever that may be used to relieve mild to moderate pain and to reduce coughing when used in combination with other medications.
(Limited selection as there are over 50 brand names of codeine alone and in combination with other medications)
Capital and Codeine®
Fiorinal® with Codeine (as a combination product containing Codeine Phosphate, Aspirin, Butabarbital, and Caffeine)
Guiatussin® with Codeine
Mytussin® AC Cough Syrup
Robafen AC® Syrup
Robitussin A-C® Syrup
Tylenol with Codeine (No. 2, No. 3, No. 4)®
Tablet, Capsule, Liquid
Side effects when abused include:
Difficulty breathing or swallowing, rash, itching, hives, changes in vision, seizures, and fast, pounding or irregular heartbeat
1 in 5 teens have abused a prescription pain reliever
Sixty percent of teens who have abused prescription painkillers did so before age 15.
Nausea, constipation, confusion, sedation, respiratory depression and arrest, addiction, unconsciousness, coma, euphoria/feelings of joy, drowsiness/lethargy, concentration problems, change in physical activity, pinpoint pupils, appetite changes