Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Drinking alcohol can dangerously interact with this medication.1
• Codeine can cause constipation and increased fiber in the diet can help with this condition, however separate their use by at least two hours.2
• Take with food to avoid stomach upset.3
• Herbs with sedative properties may intensify the effects of codeine and should not be used concurrently. These herbs include Chamomile, Black cohosh, Hops, Kava kava, Lobelia, Motherwort, Passion flower, Skullcap, St. Johnís wort, and Valerian.4
References1 Graedon J, Graedon T: The Peopleís Guide to Deadly Drug Interactions, 1995, 234.
1 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
2 Pronsky, Food-Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999.
2 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
3 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
4 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
4 Facts and Comparisons, The Review of Natural Products, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
4 PDR for Herbal Products, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
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