Antitussives: Codeine, Dextromethorphan, Dextropropoxyphene, Purple Drank, Cough Medicine, Dextrorphan, Noscapine, Benzonatate, Glau

9781155320243: Antitussives: Codeine, Dextromethorphan, Dextropropoxyphene, Purple Drank, Cough Medicine, Dextrorphan, Noscapine, Benzonatate, Glau

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Codeine, Dextromethorphan, Dextropropoxyphene, Purple drank, Cough medicine, Noscapine, Indantadol, Dextrorphan, Benzonatate, Pholcodine, Robitussin, Glaucine, Clofedanol, Clobutinol, Corex, Toxic cough syrup, Drotebanol, Erdosteine, Dimemorfan, Zipeprol, Choline theophyllinate, Antimony pentasulfide, Tipepidine, Oxolamine, Pentoxyverine, Letosteine, Codoxime, Piperidione, Levodropropizine, Butamirate, Benproperine, Neltenexine, Cloperastine, Morclofone, Bibenzonium bromide, Meprotixol, Prenoxdiazine, Normethadone, Oxeladin, Nepinalone, Dimethoxanate, Fedrilate, Levoverbenone, Droxypropine, Delsym, Levopropoxyphene, Dibunate, Domiodol, Mollipect, Sorbutuss, Phensidyl, Tixylix, Novrad. Excerpt: Codeine or 3-methylmorphine (a natural isomer of methylated morphine, the other being the semi-synthetic 6-methylmorphine) is an opiate used for its analgesic, antitussive, and antidiarrheal properties. Codeine is the second-most predominant alkaloid in opium, at up to 3 percent; it is much more prevalent in the Iranian poppy (Papaver bractreatum), and codeine is extracted from this species in some places although the below-mentioned morphine methylation process is still much more common. It is considered the prototype of the weak to midrange opioids. Codeine is used to treat mild to moderate pain and to relieve cough. Codeine is marketed as both a single-ingredient drug and in combination preparations with the analgesic acetaminophen (paracetamol), as co-codamol, paracod, panadeine, Paramol or the Tylenol With Codeine series (e.g., Tylenol 3 and 4 tablets and elixir); with the analgesic acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), as co-codaprin; or with the NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) ibuprofen, as Nurofen Plus. These combinations provide greater pain relief than either agent alone (drug synergy). Codeine is also commonl...

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