What is codeine?
codeine is an opioid pain reliever, also known as a narcotic.

Codeine is used to treat mild to moderately severe pain.

Codeine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

How should I take codeine?

Take codeine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Codeine can slow or stop your breathing. Never use this medicine in larger amounts or for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working in relieving your pain too