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Codeine Detox

What is Codeine?

Codeine is an opioid pain reliever recommended to help suppress a cough or treat mild to moderate pain. The impacts of codeine are short-term, enduring around 4 to 6 hours. It is offered in many structures, however, it is regularly taken orally as a tablet or in a fluid cough syrup. It’s likewise normal for codeine to be consolidated with over-the-counter pain alleviation, for example, aspirin or ibuprofen.

The drug gives pain alleviation by copying the conduct of chemicals inside the brain called endorphins. Endorphins are known for lessening pain and making sentiments of pleasure and calm. Codeine endeavors to do likewise by consolidating with opioid receptors in the brain, adequately limiting pain signals transmitted by your nerves from reaching the brain.

In spite of its part in treating less extreme symptoms and conditions, codeine is exceptionally addictive. Individuals as often as possible build up a physical and mental codeine reliance when recommended the medication. Since every individual reacts contrastingly to codeine in view of their physiology and other co-happening conditions, individuals can even build up reliance when taking the recommended dosage endorsed by their specialist.


The recommended dosage for codeine is incidental, contingent upon your age, the seriousness of your agony, your involvement with codeine and different painkillers, and numerous different variables. In view of that, the most generally endorsed dosage is as per the following:

Adult Dosage for Pain

Oral Tablets: 15-60 mg every 4 hours

Adult Dosage for Cough

Oral Liquid: 10-100 mg/5 mL every 4 hours
Oral Tablets: 10-300 mg every 4 hours

Side Effects

The usage of codeine for either pain or cough relief may prompt to awkward reactions. Some normal reactions include:

  • Nausea with the first few doses
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Sweating
  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Vomiting

Overdose Symptoms

The National Institute on Drug Abuse refers to opioid painkillers like codeine as the reason for more overdose deaths in the U.S. than heroin and cocaine consolidated.

Since reliance and resilience to codeine is so normal, it’s critical to know the more serious symptoms that may show an overdose. In the event that you encounter any of the following symptoms, look for medical help promptly:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Convulsions
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Excessive sweating
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Constricted pupils
  • Weak pulse
  • Cold or clammy skin

Codeine Withdrawal

Withdrawal symptoms for the most part happen when you have been taking codeine for quite a while and have turned out to be reliant on codeine. The symptoms of withdrawal will probably make you extremely awkward, yet they are not commonly deadly. Everybody encounters withdrawal symptoms contrastingly in view of the length of their addiction and the resistance they have developed to the impacts of codeine. Nonetheless, in the event that you trust that you will have extreme withdrawal symptoms or predict different intricacies amid the withdrawal procedure, we very suggest seeking after an expert medical drug detox treatment.


In spite of the fact that you may not encounter any or the greater part of the following symptoms amid your withdrawal, be set up to experience some type of both physical and mental withdrawal amid your detox.

Physical Symptoms

  • Runny nose
  • Sweating
  • Muscle aches
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach cramps
  • Headaches
  • Dehydration
  • Fever

Psychological Symptoms

  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Disorientation
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Hallucinations
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


Despite the fact that Codeine will, by and large, remain in your framework for around 1-2 days, withdrawal symptoms can appear when 2 to 4 hours after the last dose. The physical withdrawal symptoms ordinarily keep going for around 5 to 8 days, with mental symptoms staying for up to 30 days.

The span of an individual’s withdrawal relies upon many variables; however, it is intensely managed by the selected detox technique. Also, attempts to use “at-home detox kits” to accelerate or dispose off the impacts of withdrawal are regularly insufficient.

Withdrawal Timeline
Days 1-4

Your physical symptoms are ordinarily solid and brutal amid this period, so you’re probably going to experience stomach spasms, muscle aches, diarrhea, fever, a sleeping disorder and vomiting for a couple of days.

Days 5-7

As you approach seven days of detox, the physical symptoms start to subside and make strides. Be careful about dehydration and different conditions related with the excessive sweating, vomiting or the diarrhea that happened amid the initial few days. Mental symptoms may start to emerge, achieving sentiments of despondency or nervousness. It’s additionally normal to experience inconvenience when attempting to recall things or focus.

Days 8-30

Following an entire week, you will probably find that your symptoms, most strikingly your codeine yearnings, will have died down. Be that as it may, mental impacts of withdrawal on your mood may keep going for 30 days, in some cases even a couple of months.


It can be a little bit scary when choosing if and how to begin detox. Deciding to pursue a professional medical drug detox will furnish you with a level of care that helps you maintain a strategic distance from relapse as well as supporting you 100% as you move towards recuperation.

We offer both medicinally administered Partial hospitalization treatment and outpatient treatment alternatives with regards to recuperation, and in addition, an assortment of aftercare projects planned to help your recuperation once detox is over.

Partial hospitalization Treatment

Partial hospitalization treatment takes into account 24 hour supervision and close checking of detox symptoms. Our specialists and medical attendants guarantee that you are as comfortable as conceivable while encountering withdrawal. This detox alternative has higher achievement rates for keeping away from relapse than other “at-home” or outpatient programs. Regardless of the possibility that you don’t hope to encounter serious withdrawal symptoms, we highly recommend this type of recuperation for the highest level of support.

Outpatient Treatment

You may meet all requirements for outpatient treatment, where you can go to treatment sessions during your available hours while still keeping up responsibilities to family, work and home life. This is frequently challenging for those suffering from an addiction, and along these lines, we prescribe getting an expert medical evaluation to figure out what sort of treatment is most appropriate to your necessities.

In the event that you or somebody you cherish is experiencing codeine reliance, call today to get quick help. We are constantly accessible to answer any more inquiries you may have or help you decide your next stride.