dihydrocodeine


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dihydrocodeine

(ˌdaɪhaɪdrəʊˈkəʊdiːn)
n
(Pharmacology) a synthetic drug similar to codeine, used as an analgesic, an antidiarrhoeal, and to relieve coughing, or used recreationally
[from di-1 + hydro- (sense 2) + codeine]
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He said it was clear Ferrier's addiction to dihydrocodeine and his need to buy the drug on the black market had been the cause of the offending and had led to him "lead this apparent double-life".
It is worth noting that, in the study by Chua et al, (15) patients in the intervention group with dihydrocodeine show higher oxygen consumption and greater performance, suggesting an effect in favor of the use of this medication, possibly associated to opioid action on chemoreceptors, allowing patients to remain on the treadmill during a longer period of time.
"She took more dihydrocodeine than was prescribed and it's been stated that her state of mind may have been impaired by the pain or other drugs she was taking.
Court reporter A Coatbridge man has been jailed for painkillers with intent to Dominic Rea, 39, will spend the first months of 2018 behind bars after he was caught with 1475 dihydrocodeine at his former Burleigh Street home 2016.
Severe hip pain is partially relieved by strong opiate analgesics like dihydrocodeine, and morphine.
Comparison of analgesic effects and patient tolerability of nabilone and dihydrocodeine for chronic neuropathic pain: randomised, crossover, double blind study.
The patient was discharged with paracetamol and dihydrocodeine PRN for analgesia, with follow-up planned one week later to monitor progression of the thoracic kyphosis.
Similar prescription-only pain relief includes tramadol and dihydrocodeine.
Opioids such as fentanyl, methadone, morphine, oxycodone, pethidine, are classed as strong while tramadol, codeine and dihydrocodeine opioids have lesser effect and are classed as weak.
The prescribed drugs included codeine, dihydrocodeine, meperidine, morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, fentanyl, oxymorphone, propoxyphene, methadone, tramadol, and levorphanol, said Dr.
Dihydrocodeine is traditionally the strong opioid pain killer prescribed in Scotland but it's also a commonly abused drug here.
* second-line options: morphine, dihydrocodeine, low-dose oxycodone, hydromorphone or buprenorphine.