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LondonGirl22
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   Posted 6/17/2007 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Just wondered if any of you take codeine phosphate for diahorrea??  My doc gave me it the other day. Its a painkiller but does slow the digestive process a bit too.

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7Lil
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   Posted 6/17/2007 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Victoria,
I haven't heard of codeine phosphate. Have you tried it? Do you like?
Thanks for sharing. :-)
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Sarita
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   Posted 6/17/2007 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Victoria,

Codeine is indeed a painkiller of the opiate variety...which means it's bound to slow you down!  Most of the opiate drugs have the side effect on constipation.  Actually, one of codeine's indications is for treatment of IBS and diarrhea (it's most commonly used for halting a racking cough).  But take it with care, as it IS an opiate (albeit not a particularly heavy-duty one; but you can develop a tolerance to it). 


LondonGirl22
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   Posted 6/19/2007 7:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah my gastro said you can also get addicted to it. Im not sure how as I can't imagine being addicted. I am just taking it as and when needed but after talking to my gastro, I might change to loperamide instead.
This is unusual for me as for years I have suffered from IBS -C and rectal ulcers but now I have gone full circle and am having diahorrea all the time.

Victoria x

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