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What are the side effects of codeine?

Side effects of Codeine that are not serious but should be monitored include nausea, vomiting, constipation, anxiety, fatigue, itching, dizziness, and mood changes. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience swelling in the mouth, tongue or lips, severe mood swings or drowsiness, difficulty urinating, irregular heartbeat, confusion or difficulty breathing. Although Codeine is not as potent as some narcotics, it is a control substance and may lead to physical or psychological dependence.

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