by Natalie Liou
What is Codeine?
- prescription drug
- narcotic pain medicine
- cough reliever
How does the drug effect the body?
Long term: mental health problems - (problems concentrating, depression, disorientation, insomnia), respiratory depression, sexual dysfunction, chronic constipation, seizures, tremors and shakes, convulsions, hallucinations, stomach bleeding, blurred vision, skin itching, kidney/liver damage
- if the doctor cuts the patient off of the drug, the patient will go through sever withdrawal if on a high dosage