Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Codeine

Synonym(s): codeine phosphate, codeine sulfate

Contributor(s): Kyle Braund

Introduction

Name

  • Codeine.

Class of drug

  • Opioid analgesic.
  • Codeine-only products are Schedule II Controlled Substances.
  • Combination products with aspirin or acetaminophen are Schedule III.

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

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Indications

  • Cough.

Administration

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Adverse Reactions

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA. ISBN: 0 9052 1452 8.
  • Plumb DC (1999)Veterinary Drug Handbook. 3rd edn. Iowa State University Press, Ames. pp 156-158.

ADDED