Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Codeine

Contributor(s): Sheilah Robertson

Introduction

Name

  • Codeine.

Class of drug

  • Opioid analgesic.

Description

Chemical name

  • (5-alpha,6-alpha)-7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-3-methoxy-17-methylmorphinan-6-ol.

Molecular formula

  • C18H21NO3.

Physical properties

  • Tablets.

Storage requirements

  • <25°C.
  • In a dry environment.

Uses

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Indications

  • Cough.
  • Mild to moderate pain.
  • Anti-diarrheal agent.

Administration

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.
  • Handbook of Veterinary Drugs.Dana G Allen (ed) (1998). Lippincott Co.

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