Serious morbidity associated with misuse of over-the-counter codeine-ibuprofen analgesics: a series of 27 cases.

by pgh on September 5, 2011

CONCLUSIONS: Although codeine can be considered a relatively weak opioid analgesic, it is nevertheless addictive, and the significant morbidity and specific patient characteristics associated with overuse of codeine-ibuprofen analgesics support further awareness, investigation and monitoring of OTC codeine-ibuprofen analgesic use.
PMID: 20819050 [PubMed – in process] (Source: Med J Aust)

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