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To be completed by each Centre using local data. The characteristic triad of opiate poisoning is coma, pin-point pupils and respiratory depression which are found in severe codeine poisoning. Most fatalities occur after intravenous administration in drug abusers who have taken codeine in association with other depressant drugs or alcohol.

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Lower doses may be required for this kind of patient, as well as for those who suffer from some type of respiratory insufficiency. Codeine phosphate is also given parenterally for the relief of pain.

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Vivian D Three deaths due to hydrocodone in a resin complex cough medicine. Br Med J, This may require administration of intravenous diazepam. The main and most dangerous effect is respiratory depression. New York, Macmillan Publishing Company.

Adequate ventilatory support must be given. This may progress to coma with respiratory depression within 4 hours.

Symptoms and s include excitation, sweating, hypertension or hypotension, severe respiratory depression, seizures, hyperpyrexia and coma. An overdose is very dangerous and can be fatal. Acetaminophen with dosse is a prescription pain medication. Paediatric and geriatric patients may be more susceptible to the effects of codeine, especially to respiratory depression.

To be completed by each Centre using local data. The use of a cathartic is no longer recommended.

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The characteristic triad of opiate poisoning is codeien, pin-point pupils and respiratory depression which are found in severe codeine poisoning. Symptoms of withdrawal may be cramps, vomiting, diarrhoea or constipation, sweating, fever, chills, increase in respiratory rate, insomnia, tremor and mydriasis. Antitussive 15 mg to 30 mg of codeine phosphate 3 to 4 times a day Reynolds, United States Pharmacopeia, 21st rev.

Doses given by intramuscular or subcutaneous routes are similar to those given orally Reynolds, But all the data serves as a clear warning that indiscriminate use of codeine represents a risk to the foetus. Levallorphan tartrate or nalorphine hydrochloride or hydrobromide antagonize the respiratory depression produced by narcotics but may also have agonist effects and induce side-effects.

A narcotic antagonist such as nalorphine or naloxone may precipitate the withdrawal reaction.

New York, Codsine Press, pp A breastfeeding baby can overdose on acetaminophen with codeine if their mother is taking the medicine. Data on inguinal hernias, circulatory system defects, cleft lip and palate, dislocated hips and musculoskeletal defects and alimentary tract defects were inconclusive Briggs et al, Naloxone also has a longer action than either nalorphine or levorphan neither of which should be used as antidotes, unless naloxone is not available.

Neuromuscular blocking agents may also increase the depressant effects. In the drug user, codeine is rarely taken alone, doae symptomatology of overdose may not be clear-cut. It may also produce respiratory depression in the newborn whose mother has received codeine during labour Briggs et al. Note: Orally, a letgal of 30 mg of codeine is equivalent to to mg of aspirin [Gilman et al.

At least two of these types of receptors mu and kappa mediate analgesia.

Prevention What is acetaminophen with codeine overdose? After ingestion, the peak plasma level is attained in one hour Reynolds, Eighty six per cent of the drug is excreted within 24 hours, Gilman et al.

Year Book Medical Publishers Inc, pp Most fatalities occur after intravenous administration in drug abusers who have taken codeine in association with other depressant drugs or alcohol. USES 4.

Overdose produces CNS depression, respiratory depression, pinpoint pupils and coma, but to a lesser degree than morphine. The maximum daily dose for the relief of pain is mg Reynolds, John Hopkins Med J, Moffat AC, ed. Naloxone should be given intravenously, in successive doses of 0. Pediatrics; Ask your pharmacist for childproof packaging.

In newborns of addicted mothers the injection of naloxone may precipitate acute severe withdrawal syndrome.

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Codeine may cause urinary retention in patients with prostatic hypertrophy, obstruction, coseine urethral strictures. Deaths can also occur after oral overdosage. McEvoy GK, ed. Case 2 An evaluation of codeine intoxication in children, reported the following symptoms in decreasing order of frequency: sedation, rash, miosis, vomiting, itching, ataxia, and swelling of the skin oedema. Used frequently in association with other analgesics or antihistamines, sedatives and stimulants in some pharmaceutical preparations.

Breast feeding It is excreted in the breast milk in small amounts that are probably inificant, and is compatible with breast feeding, after therapeutic doses Committee on Drugs, AAP, He was treated with intravenous naloxone and was discharged after two days without sequelae Wilkes, et al, Codeine, usually as the phosphate, is often dosw by mouth together with acetylsalicylic acid or paracetamol.

Antitussive The dose should not exceed 0. It is usually modified or enhanced by the other drugs. It is a phenanthrenic alkaloid and constitutes 0. Moffat estimated the minimum lethal adult dose at mg. Urine and blood should be collected for biomedical and toxicological analyses.