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8.0
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7.9
Summary of Codeine reviews 27 reviews 8.5

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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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ahays June 19, 2009

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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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pxbaa January 28, 2009

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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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DBINCG December 2, 2008

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

   
8.0

strep throat August 30, 2008

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

   
5.0

spuddie1 July 28, 2008

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