Codeine Withdrawal



 What is Codeine?

Codeine is an opiate that is commonly found is prescription- grade cough suppressants. Tylenol 3, a popular painkiller, is codeine combined with acetaminophen. Because codeine- based cough syrups are less regulated that some other opiates considered to be more dangerous (Such as morphine and oxycodone), it is relatively easy to start getting and abusing it. Once ingested, codeine is converted into morphine in the body, thus producing similar effects but to a lesser degree.  


 How Long Does Codeine Withdrawal Last?

The onset of withdrawal symptoms roughly starts about four hours after last use. Symptoms typically intensify at one to three days and peak during the first week. The final phase of codeine withdrawal can last anywhere from one week after last dose and can linger for months.

The Family MD Specializes in Tramadol Addiction and Withdrawal Treatment

We offer Medication- assisted treatment with Buprenorphine/Naloxone (Suboxone) to help patients overcome tramadol addiction and withdrawal. Get started today by scheduling a virtual visit with one of our board- certified doctors. Whether you’re at home, at work, or on lunch break, we’ve got you covered and are here to make recovery easy. Click here to schedule now.  



How it works

It is important to first stop all methadone use. You must wait until you have mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms (generally 12- 72 hours) before taking your first dose of Suboxone. If it is taken too early, it can force you into precipitated withdrawal, which is both very uncomfortable and may be dangerous.  Continue as directed by your doctor and that’s it. Generally 95% of our patient’s do not have any withdrawal symptoms after the first 5-7 days of starting Suboxone. You may also request additional medication to help ease withdrawal symptoms so that you can continue with your day to day activities (work, school, etc) without skipping a beat .