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User Reviews for Codeine (Page 2)

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Condition Avg. Ratings Reviews Compare
Diarrhea
9.6
   
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Cough
8.2
   
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Pain
7.9
   
36 reviews 1111 medications
Summary of Codeine reviews 8.2 44 reviews

Reviews for Codeine

Anonymous December 27, 2011

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 23, 2011

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
   
Nickers2788 November 14, 2011

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
   
Anonymous July 13, 2011

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

10
   
mam69 September 27, 2010

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
   
Anonymous August 25, 2010

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 December 21, 2009

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

1.0
   
Anonymous December 10, 2009

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

Anonymous November 29, 2009

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 27, 2009

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

1.0
   
Anonymous November 2, 2009

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

Anonymous October 28, 2009

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

10
   
ahays June 19, 2009

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
   
pxbaa January 28, 2009

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."

10
   
DBINCG December 2, 2008

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."

10
   
strep throat August 30, 2008

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
   
spuddie1 July 28, 2008

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

5.0
   
Anonymous July 22, 2008

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."

9.0
   
Ky()0+ii3 March 13, 2008

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

7.0
   
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