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CODEINE

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One of the active principles of OPIUM, codeine is an analgesic (see ANALGESICS) which in the form of codeine phosphate is used to suppress persistent coughs and to relieve pain such as headaches and musculoskeletal discomfort. Side-effects include constipation, nausea and sleepiness. Dependence is rare.

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