User Reviews for Codeine

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Review by Ouchy!!:

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8.0

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.

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October 3, 2014 5:10 PM

Review by damo1985 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

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.

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September 16, 2013 4:02 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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6.0

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.

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April 24, 2013 6:35 AM

Review by Rickee:

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7.0

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.

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April 17, 2013 3:53 PM

Review by Birdy 2 (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

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.

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January 23, 2013 2:10 AM

Review by vermaelen:

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10

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.

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May 11, 2012 7:21 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

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.

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December 27, 2011 1:14 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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7.0

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.

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December 23, 2011 9:08 PM

Review by Nickers2788:

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10

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.

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November 14, 2011 7:50 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

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

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July 13, 2011 1:23 PM

Review by mam69:

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10

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.

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September 27, 2010 11:45 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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6.0

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.

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August 25, 2010 5:53 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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1.0

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

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December 21, 2009 4:14 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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

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December 10, 2009 8:59 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

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.

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November 29, 2009 11:06 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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1.0

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

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November 27, 2009 6:59 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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

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November 2, 2009 10:11 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

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

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October 28, 2009 2:04 AM

Review by ahays:

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10

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.

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June 19, 2009 12:31 PM

Review by pxbaa:

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10

For Pain: Very effective. I have osteoarthritis and can be pain free with Codeine. It is more effective with Ibuprofen. ALSO profoundly lifts depression due to chronic pain and makes such a better life day to day. Space doses well apart to avoid tolerance. I use only in the morning with very good effect. Using whole daily dose in the morning may get you through the day without a need for a second dose. I would leave at least 6 hours between doses to assure full effect. Don't suffer needlessly. Good luck and hope this helps.

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January 28, 2009 8:15 AM

Review by DBINCG:

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10

For Diarrhea: I have severe IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and could not find relief until I was prescribed codeine for it. At this point most of my symptoms are either completely gone or nearly gone. I can say that codeine is a wonder drug when it comes to resolving the symptoms.

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December 2, 2008 6:51 PM

Review by strep throat:

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8.0

For Cough: I took this medication in liquid form, when I had strep throat, and it was very helpful in reducing painful coughs.

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August 30, 2008 7:47 PM

Review by spuddie1:

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5.0

For Pain: I take this drug for my back pain with other pain killers and I find this drug very good

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July 28, 2008 3:41 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

For Pain: I was in hospital for some time with chest pains, and when I was given codeine phosphate it took the pain straight away. I also suffer from back pain and codeine phosphate really works. I would recommend it.

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July 22, 2008 4:51 AM

Review by Ky()0+ii3:

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7.0

For Pain: Not as good as morphine. I had to take one pill every 4 hours ON THE DOT! VERY UNCOMFORTABLE!

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March 13, 2008 3:39 PM

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