NCLEX RN Practice Question # 683

NCLEX Examination.

practice Question # 683.

NCLEX Quiz

Codeine:

Codeine is 3-methoxymorphine, a phenanthrene opioid with very low a inity or opioid receptors. Its analgesic activity appears to result rom conversion to morphine.

Indications:

  • Opioid analgesics are amongst the most effective drugs for suppression of cough.

Contraindications:

  • Use with caution in patients on MAO inhibitors.

Pharmacokinetics:

  • Taken orally
  • Low doses (tablets or syrup) are sufficient to relieve cough

Side Effects:

  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Addictive potential

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