Codeine in the real world.

By Nate McAree and Spencer Pratt

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Codeine break down.

Codeine is a pain medication used to treat mild to moderate-severe pain. Codeine converts into morphine. Codeine is metabolized to codeine-6-glucuronide (C6G) by uridine diphosphate glucuronosyl transferase UGT2B7, and, since only about 5% of codeine is metabolized by cytochrome P450 CYP2D6, the current evidence is that C6G is the primary active compound.

Classification of Codeine

Codeine is an “opioid pain medication”. It is used as a pain medication, yet also is used as a narcotic.

It is labeled as a narcotic because of recent uses with it, being put into “drinks” by rappers and it having addictive qualities.

Codeine slang

“Sizzurp”, “Purple”, “Lean”, “Syrup”, “Slow”, “Drank”

How does the body receive Codeine?

Codeine is giving as analgesics and can be ingested or injected.

Similar Drugs that do the same thing.

OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin

Medicinal use of Codeine

Relief from pain, it will help you adjust to the major pains you have in your body.


It creates a high and releases endorphins and blocks pain receptors and numbs pain

Physically you scratch, get nauseated, vomit and constipation

Codeine lasts a few hours, it is not a short term high.


There are very few adverse health effects as far as organ or tissue damage from long-term (years) use of codeine. Mental health problems are most prominent, in comparison to other drugs this is relatively light.

A myth about Codeine?

People say that you may need codeine to function independently after long term use, yet your organs will function properly.

Risks and harmful effects?

You may become addicted to codeine and become resistant to painkillers in the future which can lead to incredibly painful long years of your aged life (senior years)

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Work Cited

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