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Codeine Phosphate 120 mg Slow Release Capsules

Codeine Phosphate 120 mg Slow Release Capsules are formulated with Methocel E4M, a controlled-release polymer. This design allows for the gradual release of the active ingredient over an extended period, providing sustained therapeutic effects. This formulation is used to treat conditions such as chronic pain, cough, dyspnea, dysuria, and dysmenorrhea. The slow release mechanism also reduces dosing frequency, enhancing patient compliance for medications requiring a controlled and prolonged release profile.

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Codeine Phosphate 120 mg Slow Release Capsules are a specialized prescription medication designed to manage moderate to severe pain. This unique formulation incorporates Methocel E4M, a controlled-release polymer, which ensures a gradual and sustained release of the active ingredient, codeine phosphate, over an extended period. This slow-release mechanism provides consistent pain relief throughout the day, reducing the need for frequent dosing and enhancing patient compliance, particularly for medications requiring a controlled and prolonged release profile.

These capsules are versatile in their application, offering relief for a range of conditions including chronic pain, post-operative pain, and cancer-related pain. They can also be utilized for acute pain management, such as pain associated with a broken bone or severe headaches. The use of Codeine Phosphate 120 mg Slow Release Capsules should always be under the guidance of a healthcare professional, adhering strictly to the prescribed dosage to avoid potential side effects like nausea, constipation, and drowsiness.

At Bayview Pharmacy, we understand that managing pain can be complex and challenging. Our team of compounding pharmacists is committed to providing comprehensive information and support to help you navigate your treatment options. If you have any questions or concerns about Codeine Phosphate 120 mg Slow Release Capsules, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to assist you in finding the most effective treatment for your condition.

Drug Interactions

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Codeine Phosphate 120 mg Slow Release Capsules are a compounded formulation designed for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, including pain associated with dysmenorrhea, postoperative pain, and cancer pain. This medication is also effective in treating coughs and other respiratory conditions. The capsules are formulated with Methocel E4M, a type of controlled-release polymer, which ensures the gradual release of the active ingredient over an extended period of time. This offers sustained therapeutic effects, reduced dosing frequency, and improved patient compliance for medications requiring a controlled and prolonged release profile.

Patients should exercise caution while using Codeine Phosphate 120 mg Slow Release Capsules, especially those with a history of drug abuse, alcohol abuse, or mental health disorders. Regular monitoring for signs of addiction or abuse is recommended. This medication may interact with other medications, including other opioids, sedatives, hypnotics, anxiolytics, muscle relaxants, antihistamines, and anticholinergics. Interactions with certain herbal supplements, such as St. John's Wort, are also possible. Therefore, patients should inform their healthcare provider of all medications they are taking, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Codeine Phosphate 120 mg Slow Release Capsules may cause drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. Patients are advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery until they understand how the medication affects them. Alcohol consumption should be avoided while taking this medication. The use of Codeine Phosphate 120 mg Slow Release Capsules should be done with caution in patients with a history of gastrointestinal obstruction, asthma, or other respiratory conditions, as it may worsen these conditions. It should also be used with caution in patients with a history of head injury, seizures, or increased intracranial pressure.

If you have any questions about Codeine Phosphate 120 mg Slow Release Capsules, please reach out to your healthcare provider for further information and guidance.

How Does it Work

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Codeine Phosphate 120 mg Slow Release Capsules are a potent formulation designed to provide relief from moderate to severe pain. The capsules are formulated with Methocel E4M, a type of controlled-release polymer. This innovative technology allows for the gradual release of the encapsulated medication over an extended period, offering sustained therapeutic effects. This slow release mechanism provides a more consistent level of pain relief over a longer duration, reducing the need for frequent dosing and improving patient compliance.

Codeine, the active ingredient in these capsules, is an opioid analgesic. It functions by binding to opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord, effectively blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain. However, this formulation is not recommended for use in children under 12 years of age.

Patients are advised to take Codeine Phosphate 120 mg Slow Release Capsules as directed by their healthcare provider. The capsules should be swallowed whole with a full glass of water. It is important not to crush, chew, or break the capsules. Overdosing or taking the medication more frequently than prescribed is strongly discouraged.

Common side effects of Codeine Phosphate 120 mg Slow Release Capsules include nausea, vomiting, constipation, drowsiness, dizziness, and headache. If any of these side effects become severe or persist, patients should immediately contact their healthcare provider. Signs of an allergic reaction, such as rash, itching, or difficulty breathing, also warrant immediate medical attention.

If you have any questions or concerns about Codeine Phosphate 120 mg Slow Release Capsules, please do not hesitate to reach out to your healthcare provider or pharmacist for further information and guidance.

Other Uses

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Codeine Phosphate 120 mg Slow Release Capsules are a versatile medication, formulated with Methocel E4M, a controlled-release polymer. This design allows for the gradual release of the active ingredient over an extended period, providing sustained therapeutic effects, reduced dosing frequency, and improved patient compliance. These capsules can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, and seizures.

Additionally, Codeine Phosphate 120 mg Slow Release Capsules can be used as an adjunct to other medications in the treatment of opioid dependence and withdrawal symptoms. They can also be used to manage opioid-induced constipation, pruritus, respiratory depression, sedation, hyperalgesia, tolerance, myoclonus, dysphoria, cognitive impairment, endocrine dysfunction, immunosuppression, gastrointestinal dysfunction, cardiovascular dysfunction, hepatotoxicity, and nephrotoxicity.

If you have any questions about the use of Codeine Phosphate 120 mg Slow Release Capsules for any of these conditions, please do not hesitate to reach out for further information. It's important to remember that this medication should always be used under the guidance of a healthcare professional, and the dosage should be adjusted according to individual patient needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Codeine Phosphate 120 mg Slow Release Capsules?

Codeine Phosphate 120 mg Slow Release Capsules is a medication that contains the active ingredient Codeine Phosphate. It is formulated with Methocel E4M, a type of controlled-release polymer, designed to release the medication gradually over an extended period of time.

What is the purpose of the Methocel E4M in this formulation?

Methocel E4M is a controlled-release polymer that allows the medication to be released gradually over an extended period of time. This offers sustained therapeutic effects, reduces the frequency of dosing, and improves patient compliance for medications requiring a controlled and prolonged release profile.

What are the benefits of a slow release formulation?

Slow release formulations offer several benefits. They provide sustained therapeutic effects, reduce the need for frequent dosing, and improve patient compliance, especially for medications that require a controlled and prolonged release profile.

How often should I take Codeine Phosphate 120 mg Slow Release Capsules?

The frequency of dosing will depend on your doctor's prescription. However, due to the slow release formulation, the frequency of dosing is typically reduced compared to regular formulations.

What conditions is this medication used to treat?

Codeine Phosphate is commonly used to treat moderate to severe pain. However, your doctor may prescribe it for other conditions as well. Always follow your doctor's instructions when taking this medication.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at the same time or extra doses.

What side effects can I expect from this medication?

Common side effects of Codeine Phosphate include constipation, nausea, and drowsiness. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Can I take this medication if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Codeine Phosphate should only be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding if the benefits outweigh the risks. Always consult your healthcare provider before taking any medication while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Can I drink alcohol while taking this medication?

Alcohol can increase the risk of side effects from Codeine Phosphate, such as drowsiness and dizziness. It is generally recommended to avoid alcohol while taking this medication.

What should I do in case of an overdose?

If you suspect an overdose, seek emergency medical attention immediately. Symptoms of an overdose may include extreme drowsiness, slow breathing, or loss of consciousness.

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No compounded medications are reviewed by the FDA for safety or efficacy.
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