Codeine

Everyday Pain And Cough Medicine

What Is It?

  • Codeine is a drug that treats pain or coughing.
  • It is a medical narcotic.
  • It is an opiate-based medicine.

How Is The Drug Taken In The Body?

  • It is taken by a tablet or liquid.
  • A doctor will prescribe the right amount of dosage you will take.

Slang/Street Names

  • Most common name is Cody.
  • There is also Schoolboy.
  • T when mixed with Tylenol.
  • Captain Cody.
  • Doors and Fours.
  • Loads.
  • Pancakes and Syrup.

How Does The Drug Affect The Body?

Long Term Affects:

  • Difficulty concentrating, depression, disorientation, insomnia, difficulty breathing, slow heart rate, low blood pressure, and sexual dysfunction.
Short Term Affects:

  • Only some allergies which can be life threatening.

What To Look For

  • If one of your family members starts talking about someone named Cody, when you don't think they know a Cody, that could be a sign.

Dependence/Addiction

  • The ingredients used in the pill/liquid can become addictive very easily, but when used properly, can be very effective for the patient.
  • Tolerance is the main reason why this drug is so addicting.
  • The average human being can tolerate lots of this which builds a very high tolerance in the drug.
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