Recent Examples of codeine from the Web
Pamphlets from the Antikamnia Chemical Company, circa 1895 show an easy cheat sheet catalog of the company’s wares, from quinine tablets to codeine and heroin tablets.
After a 2013 warning by the FDA not to give children codeine after tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy procedures, an American Academy of Pediatrics report in November 2017 found that about 5 percent of children were still being prescribed the drug.
In the final episode of Radical Beauty, Harlem divulges his struggle with a codeine addiction, his redemption as a father, and — of course — his awe-inspiring hair.
Just last April, the FDA required that a contraindication, its strictest warning, for prescription codeine and tramadol medicines.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has been warning about codeine since 1997.
In 2016, 311 people died from opioids, a category that includes everything from the codeine in some cough syrups and super-potent fentanyl to heroin and prescription oxycodone.
Shryock later admitted to using drugs the week her daughter was hospitalized, including synthetic marijuana and marijuana, methamphetamine, and Tylenol mixed with codeine, which was prescribed, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Further examination the next morning revealed more than 2.5 pounds of marijuana, nine empty bottles of promethazine with codeine, a single oxycodone pill and two guns.
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Origin and Etymology of codeine
First Known Use: 1850See Words from the same year
CODEINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of codeine for English Language Learners
: a drug used to reduce pain
medical Definition of codeine
- Although codeine is potentially addicting, it rarely causes physical dependence when taken orally for a short time.
- —Consumer Reports, February l983
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