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DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE
Codeine can produce a drug dependence of the morphine type, and therefore has the potential for being abused. Psychic dependence, physical dependence, physical dependence and tolerance may develop upon repeated administration of this drug and it should be prescribed and administered with the same degree of caution appropriate to the use of other oral narcotic medications.
The product is subject to the Federal Controlled Substances Act (Schedule V).
Read the Dimetane (brompheniramine, phenylpropanolamine, and codeine) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
Antihistamines have additive effects with alcohol and other CNS depressants (hypnotics, sedatives, tranquilizers, antianxiety agents, etc.). MAO inhibitors prolong and intensify the anticholinergic (drying) effects of antihistamines. MAO inhibitors may enhance the effect of phenylpropanolamine. Sympathomimetics may reduce the effects of antihypertensive drugs.
Read the Dimetane Drug Interactions Center for a complete guide to possible interactions
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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