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What should I know about codeine before taking it?

Before taking Codeine, you should know about the potential for tolerance and addiction. As a narcotic, Codeine can lead to physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms that should be managed in a medical facility. Codeine may also cause drowsiness so avoid using any heavy machinery, including driving a car, when using Codeine . Alcohol and other medications like depressants may increase the sense of drowsiness and should be avoided. Codeine may contain sulfites which can lead to allergic reactions for some people. If you have any head injuries or abdominal, liver, or thyroid conditions, consult your doctor before taking Codeine .

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