Codine 30mg - Side effects

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I have been taking codine since an operation in March 2014. On average I take 6 tablets a day. 

Recently I have been suffering with constipation, cramp & nose bleeds. Does anyone else have these side effects?

Other medication I take daily is Gabapentin 1500mg, parecetomol & I use 10mg Butrans pain patches. Occasionally when pain is really bad I take tramadol as well.

 

Hope you can help 

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    Hi jojo. Constipation is a very common side effect of Codeine. One of its uses is to stop diarrhoea. I suffer from constipation taking codeine so I have to regularly take dulcolax and dulcoease. I take it regularly for rheumatoid arthritis. As for cramp and nose bleeds I'm not sure but I will try and find out.
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    Hi there,

    Have you been to see your GP for a review?

    There are different kinds of laxitives you can use, but I would ask the Pharmacy for information :-)

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    You could try bisacodyl via your chemist or gp for constipation xx
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    iv been taking 30/500 for about 7 years do you ever wake up with the cramps and sweats ? never had a nose bleed though
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    I think you very well may be dehydrated. I take morphine and I can get really dehydrated if I'm not careful. The nosebleed can be from your nasal cavities getting dried out like in cold weather. Drinking more water can help with the constipation. Eat bananas for potassium which might help with the cramping, but, again, it is water that your body needs most. Taking a magnesium supplement can cure that constipation if the water isn't enough.  Wishing you well!

     

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    Hi Jojo

    I was addicted to the 30/500 co-codamol for about two years and sufferd bad constipation, so used to take loperimide for it, which gave me the runs; in essence I'd caused self inflicxted IBS.  In the end I took an overdose over several days and was admitted to hospital where they gave me the parcetamol antidote, I was in for two days.  Since then I haven't touched the stuff, had bad withdrawal having gone cold turkey but am now totally free of them and have never felt better

    Hope you are well, do post again to let me know how you are getting on, any advice I can give I'll be glad to

    xxx

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