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8.0
Pain 27 reviews 1059 medications
   
7.9
Summary of Codeine reviews 31 reviews 8.5

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For Pain: "Fantastic would be suffering with out! I take co-codamol 30/500 for tooth ache that I'm getting work on and having to wait a while for referral to go through. But this really does make the pain vanish in about 10 minutes! Only down side is it can make you feel very drowsy and very slight stomach ache but I take to help me sleep as that's when the pain is at it's worst and it does help you sleep. Also causes constipation and the pain free moments only last a few hours."

   
9.0

roseifer January 17, 2016

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For Pain: "Brought on a wicked toothache like I've never had before :/"

   
3.0

KiwiChick (taken for less than 1 month) December 25, 2015

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For Pain: "2 Dead Teeth awaiting extraction under GA tried to bring appointment forward but still waiting..Typical just over Christmas. Swelling caused a gumboil sinus tract Throbbing and tenderness to the surrounding gum Can't bite down. Rubbed tooth with Teatree Oil, and Bathing with Iced water or sucking ice to reduce swelling which causes the pain. Taken prescribed pure Codeine 30mgs Naproxen 250mgs 4 hourly with milk breaking the tablets into 4 pieces.. Easier for the the gut to break down .. Works well!"

Ginadee (taken for less than 1 month) December 8, 2015

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For Pain: "I had 3 of my 4 wisdom teeth taken out this past August. My dentist prescribed me codeine and ibuprofen. Whenever I took the codeine, my pain level was very low, so I'd say it worked pretty well! The only reason I didn't give a ten, is because it did make me extremely nauseous at one point."

   
8.0

Alyzsa (taken for less than 1 month) October 5, 2015

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For Pain: "lI was lucky to have had a Dr that did research with codeine for Narcolepsy. Codeine has a paradoxil effect in Narcoleptics. It works better than any stimulants to not only be able to stay awake but aware without the awful side effects of a stimulant such as jitteriness. I Am able to read, do paper work, budget money, drive things that require concentration that are otherwise extremely difficult and hard to do and get right. Codeine has allowed me to be able to do things I wouldn't be able to do anymore on just stimulants. Gives me some life back. Having Narcolepsy is like having to watch life go by in a dream, it steels your ability to participate in life. Slowly built a tolerance otherwise no problems at all."

   
10

Sleepstate65 (taken for 10 years or more) August 28, 2015

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For Diarrhea: "Mirical this is actually working for me."

   
10

Steelernut4life (taken for less than 1 month) August 26, 2015

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For Pain: "I have extreme toothache, where no amount of paracetamol or ibuprofen can take it off, have been using codeine to take away the pain and it works, only down side is feeling very very sick and cannot even face food, and feeling shaky/drunk."

   
8.0

Ouchy!! October 3, 2014

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For Pain: "After morphine this would probably be the best pain reliever I know of. I have never had any dizziness, blurred vision or sleepiness but that's probably just me. Fantastic for wisdom teeth also."

   
10

damo1985 (taken for less than 1 month) September 16, 2013

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For Pain: "Had 4 wisdom teeth taken out this morning at 8:30am. My dentist prescribed some codeine for the pain. Having never taken codeine before, and the label reading take 1 or 2 pills for pain, I decided to take 2 around 12:30pm. WOW, these things take all of the pain away alright, however, for about 1 - 2 hours they made me very drowsy, out of it and I couldn't look at anything with a screen without it being blurry or me feeling dizzy. I was literally glued to my seat. Thought I was going to throw up at one point too. Should probably only be used for chronic, unbearable pain - otherwise it is not worth the side effects. Still feeling a little woozy now at 10:00pm. Will stick to the softer stuff because it seems like I am really sensitive to it."

   
6.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) April 24, 2013

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For Pain: "Short lived but effective painkiller. I tend to get more dizzy and lightheaded from it than hydrocodone but the painkilling effects are similar. I rarely took the recommended dose on the bottle because it affected me so much. 1/2 a pill seemed sufficient. Takes only about 30 minutes to start taking effect."

   
7.0

Rickee April 17, 2013

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For Pain: "Excellent pain relief for ovarian cancer. Only downside, terrible constipation that no amount of drinking or eating prunes, kiwi fruit or bran made any difference."

   
9.0

Birdy 2 (taken for less than 1 month) January 23, 2013

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For Pain: "I tried paracetamol and ibuprofen, but they're not as effective as codeine. Codeine is really helping me for muscle spasm I have as I am suffering from cerebral palsy. I'm glad I got it prescribed from my GP doctor."

   
10

vermaelen May 11, 2012

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For Pain: "I took codeine every 6 hours when I had a broken arm. Codeine worked well and took the pain away in about 15 to 20 minutes after taking it, but the pain started coming back again after about 3 hours."

   
9.0

Anonymous December 27, 2011

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For Pain: "I have been experiencing horrible hip pain from a car wreck in which I dislocated it and broke my femur. Doctor have me tramadol first, which didn't help at all then he have me Tylenol/codeine. It has almost gotten rid of the pain. I would have rated it higher except it is causing me blurred vision pretty frequently."

   
7.0

Anonymous December 23, 2011

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For Pain: "Codeine very effective for pain, but some people are very sensitive to it so what out for allergies/ sensitivities. Other than that, fantastic."

   
10

Nickers2788 November 14, 2011

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For Pain: "A dentist prescribed it to me and it works very well. The pain goes almost instantly."

   
10

Anonymous July 13, 2011

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For Pain: "I now take Fiorinal with codeine for headaches that are so bad, it was difficult to function day to day. These work extremely well for headaches and thanks to them, I am now able to function throughout each day, headache free. Thank you."

   
10

mam69 September 27, 2010

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For Pain: ""Graduated" to codeine after finding paracetamol and aspirin were not doing it for my foot (varicose) ulcer pain. Helpful in small doses, but I was surprised at the level of drowsiness it caused, even when off the drug for more than 24 hours. Also, eating lots of fruit is helping to alleviate some of the constipation I was warned about."

   
6.0

Anonymous August 25, 2010

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For Pain: "Had Panadeine Forte for a tooth abscess pain. Made me dizzy, light headed, sweaty, anxious and vomited."

   
1.0

Anonymous December 21, 2009

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For Pain: "I also had a dentist prescribe it for pain, not helping at all."

Anonymous December 10, 2009

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For Pain: "I was prescribed codeine when my wisdom teeth were taken out. This should only be used for extreme and chronic pain. It made me feel completely out of it. I was dizzy and felt like I had a brick on my chest the entire time while I was using it."

   
10

Anonymous November 29, 2009

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For Pain: "My dentist prescribed it to me to treat a toothache and it's completely useless."

   
1.0

Anonymous November 27, 2009

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For Pain: "I suffer really bad fibromyalgia. I'm in constant pain."

Anonymous November 2, 2009

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For Pain: "It is the only thing that works for my migraines."

   
10

Anonymous October 28, 2009

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For Cough: "I could barely breath or eat when I had bronchitis. When I took codeine I could at least drink water and eat noodles. I don't know how I would have survived without it. Although I had to quit taking it before I finished my prescription because it made me feel "drunk" if I don't have major pain."

   
10

ahays June 19, 2009

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