It can treat pain and cough.
High risk for addiction and dependence. Can cause respiratory distress and death when taken in high doses or when combined with other substances, especially alcohol.
Availability: Prescription needed
Pregnancy: Consult a doctor
Alcohol: Avoid. Very serious interactions can occur
Drug class: Opioid
Warnings: Codeine has a risk for abuse and addiction, which can lead to overdose and death. Codeine may also cause severe, possibly fatal, To lower your risk, your doctor should have you take the smallest dose of codeine that works, and take it for the shortest possible time.
For informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice.