codeine phosphate - injection
GENERIC NAME: CODEINE PHOSPHATE - INJECTION (KO-deen FOSS-fate)
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a muscle or under the skin, usually every 4 hours or exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Learn the proper way to give injections. If you have any questions about the use of this medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist.The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. If you are extremely drowsy after using this medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Your dosage may need to be lowered. Pain medications work best if they are used when the first signs of pain occur. If you wait until the pain has worsened, the medication may not work as well.Before using this medication, check it visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.Learn to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist.This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it has been used regularly for a long time or in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (such as runny nose, sweating, restlessness, widened pupils, loss of appetite, "goose bumps," irritability, shakiness) may occur if you suddenly stop using this medication. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and report any withdrawal reactions immediately.Though very unlikely, abnormal drug-seeking behavior (addiction) is possible with this medication. Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently, or take it for a longer time than prescribed. Properly stop the medication when so directed.When used for an extended period, this medication may not work as well and may require different dosing. Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well.Tell your doctor if your pain persists or worsens after 24 hours when first starting this medication or after a dose change.
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