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Codeine and related drugs


CODEINE - In both oral and parenteral forms, codeine has long been used for the relief of moderately severe pain, but as L. Lasagna1 observes in a comprehensive review of analgesic drugs “Despite codeine's long use as an analgesic drug, it is amazing how little reliable information there is about its efficacy, particularly by the parenteral route”.

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  • * Based on articles published on 22nd May 1964 in The Medical Letter, New York