Codeine Withdrawal

Once a person is physically dependent on Codeine, when they stop taking them there is a pronounced withdrawal syndrome associated with the detoxification. Physical symptoms include, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, anxiety, muscle and bone pain, runny nose, tearing eyes, yawning, excessive sneezing, etc.

While this withdrawal syndrome is very uncomfortable, the medical risks associated with it are very low. However, due to the extreme discomfort experienced during detoxification, most Codine addicts need to go into a detox program before they check into treatment.

  • runny nose
  • sweating
  • muscle twitching
  • muscle pain
  • headaches
  • irregular heartbeat
  • nausea and vomiting
  • high blood pressure
  • fever
  • insomnia
  • dehydration
  • yawning
  • weakness
  • stomach cramps
  • Drug Facts
  • Codeine can be converted to morphine.
  • Codeine is the most widely used, naturally occurring narcotic in medical treatment in the world.
  • When injected, 120mg of codeine phosphate produces an analgesic response equivalent to that from 10mg of morphine.
  • Codeine products are diverted from legitimate sources and are encountered on the illicit market.
  • Codeine's common medical uses include relief of mild to moderate pain (eg arthralgia, back pain, bone pain, dental pain, headache, migraine, myalgia and surgical pain), relief of non-productive (dry) cough, and relief of diarrhea.